Friday, May 16, 2008

After the Rain

This is a new picture I started yesterday and finished this morning. I like how it turned out for some reason. I used an 8 x 10 canvas board that I found in my stash, sketched it out. I wasn't sure where exactally I was going with it when I started. If you look at the bubble (circles) you can see how the woman was made. I then used my watercolor pencils to do the circles, arcylic paint to do the woman, and the background and the swirls. I touched it up with chalks to deepen the colors a bit and to smooth out the texture of the canvas board. I added so perfect pearls as accents on the swirles in shell pink and gold. Unfortunately you can't see the accents of sparkle but they are there. The reason for the name "After the Rain" is because I imagined a raindrop falling and splashing upon a bubble and emerges a woman with renewed faith in humanity. I tried to convey the whole element idea with Earth, Water, Air and Fire using the colors and some details in the painting itself.

5 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

nice work and great theme of renewal.

mary schweitzer said...

This is beautiful, and your chalk work is great!
Mary

harmonywood said...

WOW...beautiful beautiful. and i love her hands.

Alberta & Ava said...

I love this painting and the story about Moonwillow. It reminds me of a children's story I wrote about my little sister and her imaginary friend that lived under a bush. In fact YOU remind me very much of my sister, Ava, the other Muse, because of your creativity and independence. I really enjoyed visiting your blog,

Hugs,
Alberta

Cheeka said...

Wow - you are very talented! I bow down...