Monday, February 2, 2009

Near God's Heart



She is collaged and painted on 11 x 14 wood cradled panel. She has a metal embossed heart--yea! i used the metal embossing! Lori and I are going to A Small Cleverness tomorrow and take the metal embossing workshop and really learn how to do it. That will be fun!

On this piece I tried to not let the word strips quote be too prominent. You can read them if you walk up close---but then, isn't that the purpose?! She also emerged looking maybe of Indian descent? I think Indian women are so beautiful. Go see Slumdog Millionaire and you will see. Great movie, by the way--and usually I am a very tough critic.
Also, I will post something tomorrow that I am very excited about that I created totally intuitively. I think it is a breakthrough for me for a look I have been trying to achieve. I love a specific style that I have been seeing in the art of several of my admired artists that I follow--DJ Pettitt, Sharon Tomlinson, and Misty Mawn---among a few others. I am not sure what they do to get this dreamy, whitish effect on their art but I think I figured it out. White paint--or gesso! Who would have thought??? AND--I can't tell you how excited I am---I can even put my calligraphy on it. I will post it tomorow. I also have another girl that I painted on the first background that I posted yesterday. Stay tuned! My several days of research have recharged me.
Also, I forgot Milliande--she's great too.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

She is very pretty and the background is wonderful. Did you do the white writing that peeks through. Thank you for visiting me and thanks for the shout out here. I can't wait to see your next piece.

benjaminlois said...

hellow!! i´ve arrived to you from Zhao Jinjang blog. i like very much your work and this portrait is very very good.

lori vliegen said...

she's gorgeous...i wish i had beautiful hair like that! you did a great job on her heart pendant....that was fun learning how to do the metal embossing! :)

Sherry said...

AS always, another lovely lady.

Brenda said...

She is wonderful. How exciting, a metal embossing class. Can't wait to see your "new" work, sounds exciting. (That's not to say that I can't wait to see your other work - I love it)

Aimeslee said...

You did great on the word strips. It's a wonderful portrait. xoxo

Tess said...

She is so sweet looking. I love the quote and I agree with it. Oh how I wish it were summer now so I could mow and weed away my worries.

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