Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Goodbye Summer of Color

Hello lovely blog friends!  This year we have had so many dragonflies in the garden - I love watching them hover and flit about.  I have also been tickled to see little bright green tree frogs in my hydrangeas! They always disappear when I go to get my camera though!  So with that inspiration I put together one last girlie in an attempt at compiling a folder for the color of summer.  I have to say I am pooped so this is my last contribution -  a redo of green week so I will have a green girlie for my collection...

 
Summer Days

The iridescence on the dragonfly does not show well but is pretty in person.  I have not added the lettering yet but I wanted to share her with you first.

Thank you to all my new blog friends and followers who I've met through Summer of Color and Willowing (see sidebar).  And of course, thanks to Kristin of Twinkle, Twinkle who developed and presented this gorgeous challenge for the summer!

Oh, the weather is dryer, the sun is out and I can feel the strength coming back to my muscles!  It's out to the garden for me!  I hope I am feeling more myself soon and can present a blog post that's a little more creative and uplifting next time!  Thank you all for hanging in here with me!!!

Forever in Art,

Jessi xox[

26 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! She is amazing! I love the bright shots of color in the background and your signature and of course your subject herself - who is perfectly beautiful! Thank you for sharing this all your artwork with us this Summer - it has been a blast! xoxox

WrightStuff said...

I love what you did! She looks a bit how I'd like to look with a turquoise scarf in my hair. I'm wearing a top in that colour today, but my hair is only a short bob...

Janet said...

I love all the girls you did for Summer of Color but I think this one might be my favorite.

I'm glad you're feeling like getting out in the garden. That's always a good sign.

WrightStuff said...

Do you know, I love this so much I just had to add her (and you) to my pinboard on pinterest
http://pinterest.com/pin/106767193/

Netty said...

Oh wow she is gorgeous. So glad you are feeling better. x

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

wooowha~~~~~~~~! ***picking up my jaw from the floor and drooling over the gorgeousness and amazing detail of this painting*** What an amazing portfolio you've made with these portraits during the summer. Wow.. so awesome ! The details on hair is just amazing.. so admiring you & your ART, Jessi !! Hope you're enjoying the gardening ! xoxoxo

Maggie said...

OMGoodness Jessi she is breathtaking. Girl you are one talented Fairy. You sure have a knack for details. The definition and muscle structure of her neck is amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I'm sure the garden Fairy's miss you.
Big Hugs!
Maggie

Maggie said...

oh and BTW (Calling All Angels) You are my Fairy ANGEL for sure!!!
hehe

Cameron said...

She looks ready for a splash! So pretty in those greens!!

Frogs in the hydrangeas must be an amazing sight, indeed! Hope you find your spirit lifted in your gorgeous garden :)

Janelle said...

She is gorgeous. I love her head scarf and the dragonfly. I have really enjoyed seeing your art this summer.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hiya Lovely Jess,
Wow! She is beautiful. What lovely colours. Lime green is my fav colour.
Keep up the brilliant work.
Kyles =D

linda said...

Another beauty. Your girls for Summer of Color have all been so gorgeous, as only you can do. Hope your energy returns in full soon.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Jessi, she is gorgeous!! as are all your girlies :) I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your art work and talent throughout the Summer of colour Challenge :)
Jan x

Mandy said...

Ditto to what everyone else has said ...your blog and work had been a delight to come and visit...I have loved...in capital letter!...all of your beautiful girls...thanks do much for the wonderful inspiration..I will be popping by soon...tho by the sound of it you'll be outside enjoying the fresh air....xxx

Jenny said...

Oh Jessi, she is stunning... such gorgeous colors... and her face is so pretty... have loved seeing your amazing work and of course I'll be back to see more :))

Jenny x

Kindred Spirit said...

I hope you get some reprieve soon from this dry spell! Your green girl is a perfect piece to complete your collection :) I've so enjoyed seeing your work this summer, & I intend on following you on your future artsy ventures!

xo Joanna

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Oh, I love this drawing...I especially love the head wrap. I started late so I didn't have much to show, but I hope the challenge is offered again next summer! Enjoyed your post. ~Scarlett

Clare said...

She is beautiful and the dragonfly makes this delicate art work.

angelself said...

Fabulous combination of green,turquoise and pink...Lovely! Kathryn

Maggie said...

Hey Jessi,
I think one of your dragonflies came to visit me in Torrance today. I haven't seen one of these guys in years. Totally thought of you. It was a cute moment.

Lorraine said...

these paintings are lovely..I notice a resemblance to yourself in them..hope the sun shines for you..no sign of it here yet!

Heather Henry said...

Ahh Jessi, she is so completely beautiful. And I love the dragonfly too! You really are amazing. I was wondering if I could buy a print. Would you be willing to sell any? This is the perfect way to end the Summer of Color. Your greens are inviting and make me want to head outdoors and search for dragonflies and tree frogs. Have a wonderful week, hope you are doing well. :) Hugs and blessings to you!

Emakesart said...

Hi! She is so pretty (of course)!! And just so you know, your art uplifts me, so who needs words, lol!! I hope your getting plenty of sun.

xoE

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Wonderful work! Very beautiful!

MeUpcycled said...

Vivid painting, Jess! I really like the addition of the bandana, too. Great garden girlie! Enjoy the fresh air and the feel of the earth on your hands.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh I have missed her...wouawwww my favorite color..the turquoise...she is fabulous...!!!!I like too the dragonflies, you are so talentuous Jessica...you can draw what you want...it is fantastic...xxx