Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New Tag

I am still fascinated by painting tags and especially painting my women portraits in that long format (2.625 x 5.25 inches). I covered the tag with two layers of gesso and then some loosely applied coarse molding paste (I love that stuff!) for a bit of gravelly texture for this pretty blond woman.

This time, I tried just painting one side so that the tag is actually useful as a gift tag, but I just couldn't stop myself and had to paint the other side as well... I guess, mine are art tags rather than gift tags.
"Live & grow" - a good motto! If I had had more space, I would have put "live, grow & have fun," because I think fun and joy are important ingredients in living our lives well.

This pretty girl with her inspiring message is available in my Etsy shop (I'm trying to keep it updated a little more regularly).

Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments on my last painting. You all are the best and kindest art critics ever!!

25 comments:

  1. Completely delightful! Great messages, as well! Have a beautiful day! Blessings.

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  2. I like the textured look as well and the colors on this blond lady are very bold and striking. I like it very much!

    Have a good day, Silke!

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  3. Good morning Silke! Ahh the landlady took off her curlers and put on her clothes.

    Aren't these small pieces? My goodness! These are great little portraits!

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  4. Wow..she is so fun and free..the colors are really fabulous together.. the tag has very youthful glow to it..lovely! Yes...I agree..have fun fun fun..!! Have a beautiful day Silke!
    Kiki~

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  5. How pretty, I love the colors!

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  6. Love the texture you get with the molding paste---it gives a completely different feel!
    I hate to admit my tags are gessoed, on the table, waiting, but I did manage to get a simple drawn ATC completed last evening after a day of fit throwing with the sewing machine.... ;)
    I'll post it tomorrow....probably!
    Have a good one!

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  7. love the tags!

    see you in the flying lessons class at the end of the month! :)

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  8. Beautiful I love tiny paintings!

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  9. Love the gift tag idea....this one is great...like the texture....

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  10. Wunderschön geworden Deine Tags. LG Stefanie

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  11. I like the texture, I might try it myself some time! :o) xx

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  12. These tags are soo cool! I nee about ten to tie to my hair!

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  13. You are doing such a WONDERFUL job with these tags, Silke. It must be so difficult to work small-scale. I admire how beautifully you are creating these. :) Theresa

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  14. These are very pretty! What a GREAT idea!~!

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  15. Hi Silke. She is lovely. I got your e-mail about winning the giveaway but not your address. I am reading to send you your little skunk but I can't until I receive that! Do you mind e-mailing it to me?

    jennymatlock at cox dot net

    Thanks so much!

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  16. She is beautiful and the back is great! I just love your work. :)

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  17. Cute & inspiring tag! Live and grow -- we're doing it, Baby! We're doing it! ☺

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  18. so pretty, i love the small size too, and the blonde, she's nice for a change! i'll go say hi to your shop now!

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  19. She is beautiful Silke! And the back side is so lovely also. You are the master creator!

    Vicki

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  20. Live and grow what a great motto, one never stops doing so no matter how long one lives.

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  21. Hi Silke! I just found your blog. Beautiful art! :)

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful! Something about her golden hair against the turquoise....it's wonderful! And the shadows on her face are fantastic, too. I had to laugh, because you were compelled to paint the back, too. But of course! Why not. I love the back. I see a happy fish or tadpole feeding on big red bubbles. :)

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