Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Series - Joy

This is the first image in a new series I've been working on, which has been quite fun and very meditative to paint. A little cuter than is my "normal" style, but it was really enjoyable for a change.

All images are 2.5 x 7 inches small and painted with mixed media on 140 lb cold-pressed watercolor paper.

I hope you enjoy them!

P.S. Thank you so much for visiting. I am on the road at the moment, so I will answer any questions you may have and visit your blogs whenever I get a chance (make that Internet connection) or after we get back.


  1. Oy, oy Joy!

    Come back soon and check out this post:

    It's my impressionistic portrait of you.

    Don't let the bugs bite.

  2. This is beautiful,
    I love the butterflies!

  3. oh! a full body view! i like that.

    by the look on her face, she is obviously not afraid of butterflies, as i was when i went to the butterfly museum and they landed everywhere i had a body part.

    i hope you are having a great time, silke.
    don't forget to come back!


  4. Love the pretty butterflies Silke, I just painted a girl with butterflies too, great minds think alike eh?

    Micki x

  5. Joy is a perfect name for this collection - she does look hppy and carefree amongst the butterflies. Hope you are having a great time on your vacation!


  6. Silke, I love her, and all the hidden "treasures" I fing in her, when clicking her big,-so pretty.
    Hope you have a great tuur on the road, sweet.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  7. Hope you are having a great time on your vacation Beautiful! Like your new collection! Love and creative hugs Annika ;)

  8. HI Silke..hope you are enjoying your trip! Wow..she is fun-spirited and a whimsical beauty! Gorgeous new series! yay!

  9. She's VERY sweet! Light and fun - I love the butterflies you included. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Theresa :)

  10. Silke, just lovely. Do lots of nature walks.

  11. I love it! The joy is abundant!!!
    Interesting size too---it's fun to work with nonstandard sizes and see where they lead the work!


  12. Sweet! I love your tiny artwork, I need to try some smaller art, my faces are so BIG! ha.
    Have fun on your trip!
    Love and hugs,

  13. OH YAY!!! JOY
    I needed that and I love it. You are full of joy and this is a perfect series for you!
    All of the rest of us will benifit too!!
    Have a great time, travel safely!

  14. Weeeeeeee! JOY!!! What a great series. Beautiful patchwork patterns, too!

  15. ***applause, applause, applause*** I like your new little light-hearted series! And I hope you & D are having a wonderful time on your trip. ☺ I'm still recovering from my time away.

  16. Love, love, love the new series!!!

  17. JOY!

    that is exactly what you bring to all of us who visit your sweet space!!!

    loves and hugs

  18. Oh YES! ♥JOY♥ I LoVe! It is good to grab at JoY. **kisses** Deb

  19. This lady is very joyful looking with her arms seemingly outstretched surrounded by butterflies...very nicely done, Silke :-)

  20. Catching up with you and your art has to be one of the highlights of my week!!! When I am tired and sooo full of deadlines, you make me smile and get energy!!! Thanks dear. These in the series are perfect!!!!!!!! Joyous, your unique, style, inspirational. Sooo glad to see them. Sending love and laughter. Amy