Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Variety in Art

It is quite fascinating to me how I am developing different styles in the different media I now work in.
In my paintings I've developed my own folksy style that is influenced by other things I learn, but still stays recognizable. I'm still working on this larger painting above - I hope to finish her today or tomorrow.
When I draw, I work much more realistically. I had found a beautiful old hand-colored photo of Daniel's mother and tried to make a drawing with some acrylic washes in the same vintage tones that were on the photo. It came out pretty nicely, but she does look a little different than on the photo - her face should be a little rounder and less long and her eyes a bit smaller. I think I'll try again...just for fun!
And then in my etching class, I really want to work more abstractly and moodier than in my other art.
These are the latest prints on good paper that I'm handing in today.
They turned out beautifully I think. I'm not sure what my professor will say, but I'm quite pleased. The one above is named "Leaving Safety" as most of you probably know from my earlier post, and I called the one below "Approaching Storm" as it looks sort of stormy to me.
Now I'm headed upstairs to my studio to paint for a bit before going to etching class.

I wish you all a terrific Tuesday!!


  1. Liebe Silke,

    du bist eine Künstlerin.
    Es ist eine Freude, deine Werke
    zu betrachten.

    Alles Liebe
    Angela und Elisabeth

  2. Your etchings are wonderfully atmospheric Silke. It took me a long while to be brave enough to make the art that I wanted rather than what I thought I ought be making to please other people. This was the down-side of art college for me. Art that comes straight from the heart is always the best.
    Jess xx

  3. Silke, I think most people that work in different mediums have a bit of different style, and maybe it is the very essence of what it requires to WORK in the medium.
    I see such a German flavor in your portraits, and I cannot quantify that. I just see/feel it.
    The etchings are utterly exciting and amazing how different they look when printed up on the *good* paper! Both emote well.
    Have a great day painting~~look forward to a chat when you have a break in the schedule!


  4. I really like your etchings-so interesting!

  5. Aren't you busy. Love the portraits, both and their differences, we all have our styles and yours are sure recognizable. The folksy style is so appealing to me for it's texture. xox Corrine

  6. Love them all so much! Your faces always share much deepness, souls shinning through them. All your art is amazing! :)

  7. It must be fun to have so many styles. I love your ecthings-your storm one reminds me of a boat in rough weather, just something that I see in it. Enjoy making art.

  8. Liebe Silke,
    ich mag die Gesichtsausdrücke in deinen Werken.
    LG Sabine

  9. Oh Silke-I am always amazed at your creativity. I do love the painting of Daniels mother- such a soft, kind face.

    Your etchings are just beautiful- you are doing so well in this class- I can't believe how these have turned out. I am just so proud of you for stepping out to learn new things--- wow!!


  10. I loved Anne's comment because I also see a German influence in your work!! Great stuff!!

  11. Lovely to see your different styles - it's liberating and revealing to use other media!

  12. Des portraits aux regards profonds... Des beaux portraits...
    Gros bisous

  13. tonight i can only say i am happy for your joy and happy for your pride. you inspire me.

    you represent the very best of us leos in the very best way.