Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Caitlin ~ New Art

 My art is changing again! I guess I should just expect it to change depending on how I feel and what's going on. For now, I really wanted to draw ... and that's what I did here.
I took a long time drawing this painting in detail and enjoying every minute of it. 
Drawing is so relaxing to me. Like meditation! 
When the drawing was perfect (to me), I started layering in thin washes of acrylic. It took way longer than my "normal" process, but was intensely satisfying. 
The result is beautiful to me. There's intensity and softness. And it has a dreamy quality somehow, which I like! I already have ideas for the next one! 
acrylic over graphite on 8 x 10 inch canvas board

Available here.

Linking to the wonderful folks at Paint Party Friday!


  1. Liebe Silke,

    deine Bilder sind lebendig, Kunst in höchster Form.

    In lieber Verbundenheit

  2. I like the finished project, especially the bird the way it curves around her head and to see the process is fancinating.

  3. LOVE! This is wonderful, Silke. One of my very favorites!!
    ♥ audrey

  4. Oh she is beautiful!
    Warrior Woman! Ready to soar..... :-)


  5. This is a beautiful! I love her eyes!
    Guess what! I sat next to a young German girl on an airplane and asked her to pronouce "Silke" for me. What a beautiful name you have, spoken the way that it should be! I thought it was pronounced like this..."SILK-EE", but no, it is more like "Silk-eh". Just had to tell you, I was so pleased to know this!

  6. Simply spectacular! I agree with Audrey -- it's one of my absolute favorites!

  7. Beeeeeeeeeeutiful!!! You are growing and growing and becoming more every day! I love her! Did you hear me squeal when I scrolled down to the eagle??? Oh you go girl. **happy smiles** Deb

  8. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!! I just love it when you visit and say such nice things about my art. It always gives me that extra boost to go and make more...

    Much love to you all!! Silke

  9. Oh Silke - this is just so beautiful! This drawing/painting has an ethereal quality. Love the soft colours.

  10. Oooh Silke, das gefällt mir!

  11. Caitlin is outstanding!! Love everything about it. Happy PPF

  12. I agree about the dreamlike quality. the soft colours are simply beautiful and I love the surreal way the bird is almost part of her hair.

  13. Good, very good work, the girl is special. Saludos

  14. So beautifully done...soulful is right.
    And that peach pie above looks a bit like heaven too.

  15. Amazing details!
    Love all the subtle colors in her strands of hair. :)
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  16. She is beautiful and almost looks like watercolors ~ Wonderful creation ~~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  17. wow, she is beautiful! i love her eyes and the way her hair falls to the front. beautiful! happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  18. Wow this is so so gorgeous, delicate and soft! It's like a good recipe, you can tell you put a lot of love into it!! Wow I am so impressed!

    Hugs Giggles

  19. Silke- this beautiful creation may just be your best work yet-- she is SO beautiful. I love the soft colors- love her pretty face and her hair. I'd love to look like her--

  20. I love her face! And--I really like how the wing almost turns into her hair--almost surrealistic!

  21. Beautiful! i love how expressive the girl's eyes are! Thanks for sharing and happy ppf!