Sunday, January 3, 2010

Illustration Friday - Renewal

She had experienced a renewal of her soul and suddenly the whole world looked different!

Here another little 4 x 6 sketch that I really like! At some point while painting the background and her hair, I had a paint brush in my right and another brush in my left hand and worked very fast and very intuitively. And I love the result - much more painterly than my other pieces.

I hadn't entered anything recently in the Illustration Friday weekly challenge, so I decided that she'd make a good entry! Head on over and take a look at how others have interpreted the theme of renewal.

Tomorrow I have something exciting to show you - it came in the mail yesterday... Until then, enjoy your day, you wonderful people!!

29 comments:

  1. Hi, Silke- I'm feeling a lot of light energy around this piece. Very fun & uplifting! You must have been having a blast painting her. Two-handed painting - wow!!

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  2. Silke! She is just perfectly perfect - your work continues to soar. Beautiful take on the prompt and so exactly right for a brand new year. And on that note - the happiest of Happy New Years to you, dear friend. xx

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  3. Just lovely--and isn't it great when your muse just takes over!

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  4. Oh my, she is so youthful and delightful.
    I LoVe ♥ **blows 2010 kisses** Deb

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  5. This is lovely. I've never done the paintbrush in each hand--it sure worked out well here.

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  6. happy new year to you too, silke.

    she has a look of serenity about her. i covered her face so i could just see her eyes, and then i did that with just her mouth. i have a feeling she is becoming wise and she knows it.....

    is she you, silke? ♥

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  7. Oh Silke, I love her! She has such a sweet expression!!! I bet that is what you look like, when you get lost in thought.

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  8. Silke I love her, she looks young and innocent and hopeful.

    Love you.

    Renee xoxox

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  9. Lovely as always, Silke! Great job! Theresa :)

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  10. She looks beautiful and pensive Silke.
    I like her outlook for New Years!

    By the way, your critters are beautiful too. Ramses looks like a cat I had for 17 years.
    And I'm pretty sure Winslow is smiling :)

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  11. You painted with both hands at once? I'm am impressed!

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  12. Silke, I love your work and you have come a long way, .......
    but you also have a long way to go before you reach Daniel's level.
    But then, he's been at it for a lot longer than you have.

    No wonder you are the proud wife.

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  13. "renewal" is such a wonderful word and a wonderful theme...I sense a "renewal" in your creative spirit - especially if you were painting with both hands at once...brava!!!

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  14. Renewal what a good word for the new year but I suppose that is why they picked it. Two hands!! That must be very liberating, and how nice to be able to give up the control.

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  15. A "sketch"? Silke I wish I had your energy. My brain is full of ideas but my hands are too lazy to pick up the brush. I need to do it soon before the image gets fuzzy.

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  16. She's really lost in reverie! Beautiful! (A friend from college used to paint with two hands-- it was fascinating to watch-- one brush was for paint and the other was to keep her wash edges wet!)

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  17. I, too, love the result. Excellent painting. Many thanks.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Greetings from London.

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  18. Two fisted! Hahahaha, oh that is great! I love the deep, rich colors in her portrait, Silke. Certainly renews my spirit. :)

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  19. I like that you painted with both hands at once, that's pretty good. I'll have to try that. :D Have a great week and great painting.

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  20. Hi sweet Silke
    she is very beautifull, Ilove all the colors you have used on her, AND the little ponnytail.

    Hugs and Love Dorthe

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  21. She is so dreamy Silke, like she is in love with the whole world. Her eyes are glowing!
    Just like you. Your soul shines through your whole face.
    Hugs!

    Julie

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  22. Silke, HAHAHAH! I am so glad you found them because I drew them for ............ YOU!!! HAHAHAHAH!!! I did the hot dogs just before I posted. Yes, the tabloids alright, but remember that they were the first to break John Edward's infidelity while he went around the country posing as a trustworthy candidate because the liberal mainstream media would not touch him. So there are truths in them although I really think it was not Elvis they sighted at the mall last Christmas.

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  23. Oh Silke, I forgot to tell you. Sometimes when I oil paint and want to let loose, I paint the faces of my portraits with my left hand. You will notice which ones they are because they have no angles, very fluid and raw.

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  24. Hello my friend..first...your art is amazingly beautiful..you are so taleneted..what a gift you have.....

    and as far as the 75 degrees goes..... I don't know...it is getting dark and I am sitting here with all the doors and windows wide open...... hmmmmmm

    Good to hear from you....

    Hugs to you too.....

    Kary and Buddy
    xxx

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  25. She is beautiful! Just stopped by to wish you a happy new year. Sorry a bit late.

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  26. Hello Silke,
    your paintings are so lovely, I really wanted to come and tell you. now i see many of my friends here! sometimes it seems even blogging is a small world.
    I love to paint and knit too, if you don't mind i'll be back to see more of your beautiful work (and to get inspired)
    Happy New year ♥

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  27. dear Silke, yes i think she would make a good entry indeed.

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