Wednesday, July 20, 2011

No Fear ? Then Why Does She Look So Scared

"no fear, only love"
acrylic on 9x12 watercolor paper

This past week I have been creating alot. I am not sure if it is because of all the emotional stress I have been going through but whatever it is art is healing. Based on this painting art is also obviously pulling stuff out of me! lol

I typically don't like watercolor paper because of the warping and bending that happens but I had a piece lying around. I had been wanting to try and paint a messy dark portrait. I have gotten away from sketching and painting my faces and I miss it. I must have spent 3 hours with this girl. I started out with watersoluble graphite pencils and water. I roughly drew her on the paper and added water, then I added white acrylics and liked what was happening. I added payne's gray to the background and decided to start using it on her face.

I drew the hanging hearts with a white gel pen at the end and the words popped into my head. After she was done I looked at her face and laughed! I thought about how the words didn't fit her freaked out expression! lol

Maybe it is what she is hoping to find. I know it is what I am hoping to find!

Maybe she is me . . .

4 comments:

  1. I don't know why I never noticed that you had a Facebook page before! I just 'liked' you though...Anyway!...Emotional stress?!..Did I miss something, or did you not talk about it?!...Anyway, isn't it usually true that we create our own reality sometimes?!...Are you freaked out?!!! LOL

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  2. lol! You are funny! Have you noticed how worried all of mine look even when they are labeled brave or courage? I think in part it is wishful thinking but I really do believe that our deepest thoughts push through unkowningly onto the canvas. It's not until we stop and look that we see how we really feel deep down.

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  3. oh I love when you work in your black and white and shades of gray!!! she looks like she is a bit scared...a bit surprised....but she is strong!!!

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