Thursday, August 20, 2009

Illustration Friday - Wrapped

A sudden breeze and she found herself wrapped in a strand of her silken hair

I am a little late with this week's Illustration Friday painting on the theme wrapped, but better late than never...

This very pensive woman was fun to paint. I first used heavy gel medium to get some great texture for the background and then painted her with acrylic paints. I used some charcoal powder at the end to get more definition in the background pattern. The colors I used are a little different than my previous paintings, and I really like them! She is available in my shop.

I enjoyed all the fun comments I received on the little toad picture from the Wordless Wednesday entry. To be honest, I was feeling less than my usual chipper self yesterday and a wordless post was just perfect! Just one comment on the photo - that hand is Daniel's and definitely not mine! I don't think I could have picked it up myself. Daniel on the other hand loves picking up all sorts of creatures, even tarantulas when we still lived in the southwest !

Tomorrow I'll have some odds and ends for you! Now I've got to get knitting a couple of scarves and then visit your blogs!

24 comments:

  1. She does look very pensive! She reminds me of a woman in a Modigliani painting. I like the way you've placed her at the edge of the canvas.

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  2. i love all of your layering and how you so willingly share your process
    i don't feel so bad about my comment yesterday, then, knowing that the hand was of your bubby's
    i am still a little funny about holding little creatures like that in my palm
    wish i were still young, impetuous and without a care - then a frog would probably be the first thing i would want to pick up!

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  3. Pensive Lady is lovely, love all the pretty layers here!! Hope you are feeling better today :D xox

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  4. She is very pensive, and I like how her hair is wrapping around her.

    Oh I wish I could pick up a tarantula!!! we don't get anything that big here in New Zealand.

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  5. what a perfect interpretation of "wrapped"...you're so creative to have thought of that!! and i love your new color palette! she's beautiful! :)

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  6. Hi Silke, I like the painting, the way how her eyes are looking to where the hair is wrapping her, is very mysterious!
    Kisses.

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  7. And I thought you were so brave Silke.....glad I'm not the only chicken who would not hold a little ole frog!

    Your newest painting is lovely, but then I love them all.
    Stay chipper!
    hugs.......

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  8. Lovely Silke, I hope your feeling better now! This is a beautiful painting, I really enjoy your use of texture in your creations

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  9. I love the color. I wouldn't touch the frog either, although growing up in NJ I used to play with tiny little frogs.

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  10. Very lovely, Silke! And the little toad in the previous post is just adorable!

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  11. She looks like a dear friend of mind. I need to call her.

    I love the softness of her. Congrats on pick of the week!

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  12. Oh I hope someday to find the time to do illustration friday! Your style is getting more and more refined. have some green chiles for me in NM Darling!!! Hugs Julie

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  13. Congratulations on being "pick of the week!" Nicely done!

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  14. Congrats on being the PICK OF THE WEEK !!! Way to go !!!

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  15. WOW!!! I am so glad to see your wonderful work in Illustration Friday's front page! Congrats :)

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  16. Knitting too, okay enough talent already.

    xoxoxo

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  17. Congratulations Silke! Love this illustration. You rock!

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  18. I just found you on Julie Haymakers' blog and I am so glad i did. what a beautiful paining. I love how you described what was happening. So pretty!

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  19. I adore your latest painting, Silke. She's gorgeous!So good to meet you here in blogland and on FB. Wishing you lots of success. Hugs. x

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  20. Hallo Silke
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum ""Pick of the week".
    Das ist toll.
    Ich wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende

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  21. Congratulations Silke! It's so nice to see your artwork "center stage" for all to see.

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  22. i just saw your piece showcased on IF - how wonderful!! well deserved silke! :)

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  23. she is totally sublime and so pleased she was chosen by if to show her.

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