Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Illustration Friday - Pattern

I've been busy painting again - finally! - and have painted a number of small women portraits. My goal was to paint fairly quickly, going with the flow and not over-thinking things. That's how I love to paint best - from that place of intuition and connection.

For this painting I didn't use molding paste. Instead I found myself applying a pattern in paint, making it perfect to enter for this week's Illustration Friday theme.

I hope I'll have time to visit your blogs tonight! I've missed you all and am so grateful you stop by my blog even if I have neglected yours!!

20 comments:

  1. yippee!!! here's to getting down and dirty with your paints!

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  2. Beautiful Silke... I really love the new background effect. Great texture. The whole painting glows, like she is under water!
    Jo.xx;)

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  3. so glad you had some "paint time".....your background is indeed perfect for the pattern theme and i just love those little black squares! :))

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  4. Very nice textured effect with the background, it's nice how the color compliments her eyes:)

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  5. I like the effect you achieved here - very nice.

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  6. She's so pretty...lovely eyes.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Char

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  7. Glad to see you got out the paints again! Lovely work!!

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  8. Very nice....such a thoughtful expression.

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  9. Oh, I do love your 'Woman' series...each is so unique and lovely. The pattern is gorgeous against the smoothness of her hair and skin. Great work, Silke!

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  10. Silke the colours are wonderful.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  11. I love the pattern and the colors! It does feel good to just paint, doesn't it?

    Bis bald.
    :0)
    Hugs,
    Angela

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  12. i'm wondering how you achieved this pattern! beautiful color and background!

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  13. I do love these paintings, Silke. And I too have neglected everyone's blogs including my own enough to have people commenting! Yikes! These women you paint, Silke, each have something to say. I wonder what their messages are?

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  14. just popping by to say hello!!!! and see what you have been up to!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  15. I'm not sure what it is, Silke, but this lady puts me in mind of a very energetic, intelligent woman with a French or Flemish accent. She's just about to say something interesting...
    At any rate, she's gorgeous! Glad to see you're continuing to paint!
    Jo

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  16. Hi, Silke! Your new paintings are enchanting. I love the pattern in the background, and the rich colors.

    Sorry I haven't been around lately...life has been filled with changes and transitions. I think of you, though, and your courage here...you inspire me.

    I also wanted to let you know that I'm running a giveaway contest right now on my blog for a free marbled journal that I made. Come on over and enter to win it, if you like! http://PersistentGreen.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful day!

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