Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time For a Little Art!

Yesterday, I finally had one hour with nothing planned and I promptly went up to my studio and painted this woman. I've prepared a few 5 x 7 pieces of acrylic paper with gesso so I can do little paintings like this when I have just a little bit of time.

I love how tender she looks. When I told Daniel that I didn't know why she looks so sad, his prompt response was: "Well, of course she looks sad - Christmas is over!"

I've also started a large painting, which I haven't done in a few months. Very excited about that!!

Did you all have a wonderful holiday? Ours was filled with good friends, family, delicious food (way too much of it), cookies, pastries and dessert, thoughtful gifts, laughter, and most of all gratitude for all the goodness in our life! Of that goodness you are a big part! Thank you!!


  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Glad you had a wonderful time!

    I agree with Daniel, Christmas over far to quick!

    Take care all of you & have a healthy & happy new year xxx

  2. Ho pleasant that you can immerse yourself in your art whenever the muse strikes you!

    I agree about the wonderful Christmas food, there's always far too much of it and I am looking forward to eating more simply again.

    Have a wonderful, art and happiness filled New Year, dear Silke!

  3. The best part of Christmas is how quiet it it is one day in the year where the outside world is removed and we feel so insular...I love it!!

    Glad you've found some time to make use of those free hours in a way that touches your soul!

  4. Darling Silke I received a beautiful painting and an unbelieveable scarf in a treasure box of Christmas gifts.

    Oh Silke how can I tell you how much they mean to me. The picture is beautiful and Nadalene wants it.

    Thank you so much.

    I am happy that we have become such great friends. To us darling.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  5. Daniel is a very wise (and handsome) man. That is my expression on evenings after Christmas, as a wander about the house looking over the decorations, old ornaments, and beloved photos. But then, perhaps if we did not put them away for a year, they might not keep their near-Holy status... **kisskiss** Deb

  6. Your lady does look a bit perplexed so maybe Daniel is right. She is thinking to herself, How did Christmas go by so fast? That's kind of how I am feeling but not in a sad way. :]

  7. Merry Christmas Silke!!
    Love and huge hugs.
    Beautfiul painting.
    I am so grateful for you!

  8. Hi Silke!
    This young woman is really lovely! She is sad because Christmas is over & I am glad to get back to normal life. Hope you had a great holiday! Hugs, Diane

  9. she's beautiful and i will have to say at first glance before even reading your post...i thought "she's sad...look at those sad eyes" - lovely and sad another Christmas has come and gone!! isn't it amazing all the preparations we do for our holidays and how quickly they fade away?! i am off for a week at the beach with my sweet hubby and kiddlies and some much needed relaxtion! Wishing you a Happy Sunday!

  10. Your new work is pretty! She does look rather pensive, as if she is deep in thought. I'm happy to hear that you had a lovely holiday - we celebrated with family and much, much food! :) Still enjoying leftovers. Have a great day! Theresa

  11. This is lovely! She does look a bit sad, but love her expression. Hope you had a great holiday.

  12. I'm glad to hear you had a nice Christmas. We had lots of good food and a peacful day. I'm glad to see you've had time to get back to painting, sad faces or what ever it always feels good to create.

  13. She looks like she is thinking of what her resolutions for the new year are going to be.I'm sure she will come up with many as we all do.:D Happy New Years Silke. Take care. Great painting.

  14. silke, to me she looks wise and worried. but she also looks like she will figure it out.

    i'm glad to hear your holiday was merry.


  15. Beautiful Painting!! And Happiest of Holidays :)