Saturday, March 6, 2010

Work in Progress

This is a smaller part of a larger painting. I showed it to Daniel the other night and he told me he couldn't wait to see what I was going to do with it. Well, I have no idea! It's sort of a study of five women's faces and I don't know at all if at the end it will look in any way cohesive. We'll all find out, I guess...

In the meantime, we still have family visiting and I am nursing a cold, which is the reason I haven't been visiting you as much lately! Next week, I should have a little more time and energy again. I have missed you all!! It's amazing how much you have become an important part of my daily life. Thank you!!


  1. Silke, it is GREAT---just let it simmer and then guide you.
    Almost everyone I know has a cold now; do take extra care of yourself. Seems these things have settled in and don't leave easily.
    I am with Danial...can't wait to see how this turns out!!!


  2. Hey Silke, I hope your cold goes away very quickly!

    This painting is looking very interesting so far - it is always a great surprise when the piece is finished and you see where you ended up at - I can't wait to see it at the end!

    PS we are both sitting on 237 followers at the same time - how weird is that :D

  3. Love that part of the painting - do show us the end result!!

  4. I am really looking forward to seeing how this piece turns out and hope you are feeling better soon. Those darn spring colds. Every time I leave a comment on your blog Winslow stares at me, he is doing a great job as comment moderator...Ramses too.:)

  5. I agree with Daniel -- can't wait to see what you do with it! I love this course you're on with your art.

    Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Hope you feel better soon! ☺

  6. It is wonderful. I bet they will look incredible together.
    I just recovered from a sinus infection. I missed being able to visit everyone as much too:)

  7. This is intriguing, Silke. It draws you in and keeps your attention. It's always inspiring to see your work. Hope you're feeling better soon. Healing hugs. xx

  8. EEEEEEK! These colors are divine!!! I can see these in a gallery with great light and white walls!!!! Silke I know I am biased cause I love all things spring colors, but, the life of these is amazing!!!! Keep it up and feel better dear. Plus, I can't find your address in my cluttery world, could you re-send it to me and Monday I will try to get you your painting off to you. Blessed days dear one. You can do anything!!!!

  9. Feel better soon, Silke! Catch up with us when you can! :) The new painting is looking quite lovely. Theresa

  10. silke, i love this. it is one of my favorites. it actually looks complete already to me. her head reminds me of a brave woman with cancer (and we certainly know a few women who are nothing but brave). and i love how you have incorporated other faces.

    don't worry about visiting. enjoy your family and have fun. i;ll see you again after my own vacation.


  11. Get feeling better, I to consider you one of my best blogging friends. It is good to know you are out there.

  12. Wishing you well again quickly!!

  13. Hi Silke, goodness I do hope that you start to feel better soon! I just got released again from the hospital, I guess just when I think I'm going to start to get better, I'm really not. But I'm hanging in there and very happy to be home again and to be able to be here to visit with you!
    Your painting is beautiful just the way it is now, all the faces, the colors, just so inspiring! But now I can't wait to see what you end up doing with this gorgeous piece of Art! You're so talented that I know it will be amazing!
    I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Get well soon!
    Hugs and love...

  14. Oh oh oh! I am going to comment like a teenager:

    I am so loving this! This is crazy tight! Awful wicked!

    HAHAHAHA! I am learning this lingo very fast from my son's friends who come to our house and see me draw or paint. I am passing them on to you.

    Have a great day Silke!


  15. Holy Moly Silke! Who are you??? A bundle of wonderful surprises, that's who! The texture in this is exciting...the colors ALIVE. WOW. This is such a thrill to watch an artist blossom. Your growth is off the charts. You're in the 200th percentile! It's as if you are just coming into yourself...discovering who you are.
    **happy squeals** Deb

  16. so excited to see what emerges from this....i like it how it looks right now too!!!

    so hope you are getting to feeling better....surround yourself with your sweet, nurturing, little comforts!

    sending love

  17. Feel better! This is a gorgeous painting...amazing all those faces!

  18. oh Silke, she speaks to me

  19. Das ist ein interessantes Bild. Ich ´mag wie du die Farben und die verschiedenen Lagen einsetzt.
    Hab einen schönen Sonntag.

  20. Say WHAT? This is a work in progress? I'd say, my dear Silke, you are DONE! You have metamorphed yet again. After the rich finger play of your pastel work, I see your acyrlics look deeper, richer. Perhaps it's the fantastic layers and colors in the background. Maybe your colors are more vibrant. I can't quite pin it down, but you've evolved yet again, and these are absolutely wonderful! They FEEEEEEL like spring, don't they? They are celebratory. They are free and joyful! I love the other faces peeking out, not visible until you look deeper, and then the image shifts. Brilliant!

    Hope you feel better soon, dear.

    ps. Your cookbook is a priceless heirloom! WOW

  21. I'm with Bella on this one. I think your piece is absolutely stunning as it is right now! Beautiful! Feel better : )

  22. Wow just had a nice look around between the rhubarb pie and your art. Love your work just beautiful. Just found you...