Thursday, March 3, 2011

Painting, A Struggle




This painting sat partially done for a couple weeks while I did the quilted journal, and BTW I have not yet taken a decent photo of it in completion. When I did go back to this painting I had the face mostly done and background also. "Done" that isn't quite right, I had done some work in these areas and at the time, had a feeling for where I was going, I was doing a series of faces using photos of buttons for embellishments. Still I had lost the idea, the feeling, however, I do think I ended with the same feeling even if buttons were not used.

I enjoy backgrounds that have been scraped, sanded, paint reapplied, with more sanding and scraping yet it has to hold some clean color, have visible designs and please me. It took several hours to get this to some satisfaction. Winter has a mean grip on the north, I do feel a need for some color, also some flowers, even some temps of 40 would be nice.

5 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Emelie! I hope you are doing better. sorry about it being so cold over there. We are a little cold but bearable. That is a beautiful painting. So much texture and subdued colors are just awesome.Hope your leg is healing well. Have a wonderful rest of the week and keep up the great work. Totally awesome as always.

Theresa said...

Em - I always love the hues you manage on your portraits! Beautifully done!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I think it's beautiful! I agree with you winter is starting to get to me. I am feeling lack of inspiration this week myself. A visit here may be just what I needed. You artwork always makes me smile!

Diane said...

Well, I would say that the struggle was worth it--Just look at this--It's so good!!
P.S. I can totally relate with this weather thing--I'm so glad that March is here--it's a start at least--it's the month when Spring begins--right?

wanda miller said...

love all of it but i especially like her dress and body, em! i too, always love how you put your colors together...like MAGIC! xo