Friday, April 2, 2010

Illustration Friday - Dip

After she made the decision to live her authentic life, she acknowledged the slight dip in her courage and leaped with a brave heart!

Finally, I am finding time to paint again. I am moving furniture in my studio and it looks very crowded with piles of paper and books, but this morning, I ignored all that, made a little space for myself and painted for a couple of hours. Bliss!!

I'll have more art to show you in the next few days, as well as a few awards to recognize. I'm so behind in that! In the meantime, if you'd like to check out other entries for this week's Illustration Friday theme, simply click here.

P.S. My dad was very touched by your sweet comments on his market photos!! Thank you all!


  1. She looks deep in thought. I really like the colors seem on run on. Glad you are back at painting. Have a great day and wonderful Easter weekend.

  2. hi silke! i'm taking a few moments to catch up with some blog friends. so good to see you painting...i can't wait to get back into my studio next week.
    have a wonderful easter pretty lady!

  3. Another lovely painting, Silke. Have a lovely Easter weekend!!

  4. Hi Beautiful, I love this painting and so glad you got to paint her too!!
    I have missed so much, spent time catching up this morning. I love love love the pictures your father took. I love the pic of you in the market too. You are such a beatiful woman inside and out, Silke. I love the market too and would love to go there I will have to add that to my bucket list. The one we have in my town pale in comparrison to the European markets. Brought back memories for me.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter Silke.
    May it be filled with blesings.
    Love and hugs.

  5. silke, i will be back to look at the open market and your father's pictures. i love those too, everything seems so fresh and special. there is something about buying (ans living!) from the source that gives such joy.

    but! for now, i just wanted to tell you that i am drawn to how you use blues in your paintings. it strikes me as holy. here, the blue streak on her face reinforces that feeling for me.

    happy easter, silke. i hope somebunny leaves you a chocolate egg.


  6. SO glad you're painting again, silke! i hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! :))

  7. Lovely work, Silke!! Have a great Easter!!

  8. Thanks Silke! I am loving playing with this style. I have some I am working on now that I am really having some fun with. I can hardly wait to get to my table every day!!
    I am doing pretty good, thanks for caring Silke. Spring has really helped like you said.
    I wake in the morning cause the birds are so loud and I just love that, I can feel their excitement and it is infecting me.
    Happy Easter to you too! Blessings all over you!

  9. Happy easter my dear friend!
    Hope you have an amazing weekend!



  10. she is wonderful.
    it.s a great feeling to get a brush back in your hand isn.t it.
    you are just always such a sweet commenter and i can.t tell you how much it means to me silke.
    i TOO, am in love with dad.s photos. STUNNING. i am so happy that you shared them as we don.t have any good markets in peoria, arizona...and i CRAVE going to them.
    i love that you are the only person ever known that has told me they went to a circus in switzerland. beautiful!

  11. so HAPPY to see your painting everybody getting're painting and i am cooking :- )

    LOVE the photo of you and your precious, sweet doggy Winslow...what a cutie-pie

    have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend


  12. Gald you ignored the mess and made this little painting. Happy Easter to you my friend.

  13. His photos were awesome and I love the painting. Glad you were able to get some done. It's sometimes hard when the workspace doesn't feel right.

  14. fun colors - love your background!

  15. Such wonderful colors! I am glad you are finding the time to paint. By the way, your reply DID go through today - Blogger was acting up again earlier. :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend! xoxo Theresa

  16. Oh uh Silke, the banana dip: I doubled some of the ingredients. I intentionally altered the original recipe. It's a long story. I bet you can make it better.

    I love this woman. Reminiscent of your early ones which I adore.

    BTW, that photo of you and Winslow on your avatar is so precious!

  17. What a nice painting, she does look ready to move bravely forward into the unknown. You are able to create such intense features in your work. I really like that.

    I can't believe I missed your post on Munster, what a fabulous market. I might have to take a trip there myself (I wish).:) Ah but that we had places like that where I live. I hope you do get a chance to go back soon as I would love to hear more about Germany and the wonderful food. Your dad is a gem.

  18. Your artwork is so beautiful! It is always so good to get back into painting and whenever i do i ask myself why i waited so long :) Thank you for being such an inspiration! Stop by my blog and say hello sometime. I love keeping in touch with inspiring artists!
    xoxo, juliette

  19. ...and there are those blue elephants! Wow, Silke, this turned out exquisitely! I'm ga-ga for the colors in her face and in the background. Nice, strong colors!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. I love the colors -- gorgeous! And her face is so expressive. I am always impressed at how you find the perfect words to accompany your art. So glad you are blissfully painting!

  21. Wonderful! I love how you worked an interesting word like "dip" into the true spirit of your art! Clever you!

  22. ooh! she is gorgeous, i don't know how i missed this one! i know, chuck and i were on a hike!
    glad to see you painting again!
    xoxo lori

  23. I'm glad you are finding time to paint again Silke. This is wonderful! The crowded studio can wait.

  24. Hello Silke! (^_^) Just want to say that your art is gorgeous! Such serene faces to begin with and I love the rich colors too! (^_^)