Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A New Painting - Emergence I

Emergence I
Acrylic painting on 11 x 14 inch canvas
The voodoo lily from my previous post has inspired a new series of paintings, which I lovingly call pod women. I finished this one today and started on the next two already. It's been a while that I've felt so excited about new paintings!

All of them will be painted on a heavy layer of light molding paste, which gives them incredible texture!! I wish you could feel this one... If you click on the image for a larger version, you can at least see the texture.

I have been so busy with my projects for drawing class (this latest one is giving me fits!) and my own art that I haven't had nearly enough time to visit all of your blogs. I check in on facebook every once in a while, but I really miss leisurely reading about your lives and creative endeavors!

I do think of you all the time and hope that you are all doing well. And I thank you for continuing to visit my blog and check in with me! You have no idea how much that means to me!!!


  1. Silke, I love this. I am looking forward to the series.

  2. Oh how lovely!!! I thought of your voodoo flower the minute I saw it!! I'm glad you are taking the time to do some fun art and not just slaving away on schoolwork! I can see why you are so excited about these!! Can't wait to see more!

  3. Liebe Silke,

    herzliche Grüße aus Bochum
    Angela und Elisabeth

  4. Silke....
    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This is wonderful!! Her face is beautiful and I love that it is surrounded by the green. I believe this series is going to be fabulous. Very eager to see future pod women.

  5. Oh WOW! Her face is a beautiful surprise, and the texture is fantastic! Pod Women! I love hearing that you are feeling inspired. :D xoxo

  6. oh my oh my. pod woman: so her wisdom is not of this earth, eh? it shows :^)

    honestly silke, your imagination and creativity are spilling out and over, ever more apparent because you are now also able to handle the technicial parts of painting and drawing.

    (i say this with such authority: haha, i am not an artist but i know you are and i am right:!


  7. ahaha, spellcheck: why did you forsake me?

  8. Your pod woman is quite awesome - can't wait to see the others...

  9. Un très beau visage pour cette charmante fleur... Je m'en vais voir si celles de mon jardin n'auraient pas un tel minois...

  10. Dear Silke, she is wonderful- so fantastic with the texture- and it looks like she stands there, in the morning dew.
    Hugs form me in Denmark-Dorthe

  11. Silke, super! Ich finde auch den Titel einfach phantastisch.

  12. Pod Women conjures up all kinds of directions in me. Great start. Love this one.

  13. Interessante Bild, hat dich ie Voodoo lilie inspiriert?

  14. Love the idea for this series!

  15. ~~~ i have been thinking of you as well, my friend
    your art is breathtaking...i love it.

    i haven't been blogging in a while, but i am so happy to be back...and happy to visit with you today...was so good seeing you at Farmhouse Kitchen...it made me SMILE !!!!!

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  16. Gorgeous artwork and blog!
    Love the title Metamorphosis!
    Just did a post on butterflies myself and recently completed a 5-foot butterfly sculpture!

    I am your newest blog follower. :)
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my large butterfly (Wings in the City) sculpture and mixed-media paintings on my blog!

    Mary C. Nasser

  17. p.s. Found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!