Saturday, 14 March 2009

My Pin-up gal !!

I haven't blogged in over a  week as I have been so tired and I don't know why
, its the same for friends at work we're all abit yawny and dop
ey eyed lol
Last weekend I started sanding and painting the french
 bread board that Mitmot from SSC sent to me.



Having to take off someones elses painting didn't sit
 comfortably with me but it had to be done, it took a fair old
 while to get the painting off then sanding the black base coat took

 an age and didn't really shift much of the black do I started to paint.................7 coats later the black was about covered!!



I chose to do a 40s/50s pin-up and thouroughly enjoyed looking at images on the net....oh they are lovely!
I have never painted a human figure before, it's always been more decorative art or pencil portraits so this was indeed a challenge.  
I had the basecoat done last weekend which took ages as I never thought it would need 7 flippin' coats..........so Friday I was ready for HER, that first mark on a blank canvas, so to speak is always the hardest, once that is done we're off!
Well the first attempt I don't think is too bad I can see plenty of room for improvement but I was never or ever will be out to achieve perfection.
I loved painting her,  so I am sure I will do some more maybe on one of the 2 blank trays I have, think a pin-up would be great.....we'll see

  

19 comments:

mitmot said...

She is totally stunning and you are SOOO clever. well worth the effort of 7 coats of paint ;-) MMxx

MaryPoppins said...

Wowser Lajoni, she is beautiful, you certainly are one very talented lady :)

X

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Oooh that's wonderful Lajoni! So original and cheeky with it .... love it.

Time to start taking commissions?

Elaine said...

WOW, That is so good Laj, you must have amazing patience. Any further with the shop yet ???

love and blessings
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Shabby Chick said...

That's amazing, I've never seen anything like that before! I love the little flowers at the corners too, it frames her beautifully.

Mel xxx

What Kelly Did next...... said...

Thats so beautiful, you are so talented...amazing! x

Lace hearts said...

Laj, that is so stunning - I'm blown away. What an amazing talent you have. Do you want to send her right over. ;-) xxx

Debbie said...

absolutely stunning!!!

Lajoni said...

Wow well thank you all so much ladies the response here and elsewhere has been mindblowing over my little pin-up....perhaps that should be my niche.....mmmm will have to think about that one
happy days xxx

thriftymrs said...

Wow wee! Gorgeous.

lou said...

You are so talented, I love it!
I’m going back too have another look! :0)
Love Lou xxx

greyparrot said...

flamin nora woman! She is just amaaaaazing! There are people who have a niche with pinups, and I think you too may have found your calling. You only need to watch miami ink to see just how popular pinups are too :)

Lajoni said...

I love Miami Ink....That would be my dream job a tattoo artist would just love it...thanks girls

willywagtail said...

What a talented lady you are. I love all your paintings and finds. Thanks for commenting on my blog too. Cherrie Australia

angel said...

So when are you taking orders then... Baggsie me first.:-)

Mwah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MelMel said...

Aha!!!!!!

Tis Mel.....here I am!
On the norty laptop!

Just popped in!xxx

LittleGem said...

Hi Laj, love the pin up girl :D You have an award on my blog xx

Peta said...

That is so cool, you are a fantastic artist!

Taz said...

I love this, you are a very talented artist.