Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lina - Updated Painting

Last night, I took Lina and my color pencils and worked on her a little more. Not much, just to deepen some of the colors and to strengthen the contrast a little more. 
She still kept her essence of sweetness. It has been interesting drawing these last two from photos of me when I was a child. It has made me really remember what I was like - such a tomboy with so much energy. And apparently, I hardly needed any sleep at all, much to the chagrin of my tired parents...
8 x 10 inch; acrylic and color pencil over graphite

Available here.

Tomorrow I'll have some fun photos to share with you from the garden. At least I hope they turned out - I still have to download them. We've been having storms and rain every day, so when it was dry this morning, we used the opportunity to sit outside and read. It was wonderful!

This afternoon we are expecting more storms. It has been extraordinarily rainy here! I hope the weather is peaceful where you are and wish you an excellent Wednesday!!


  1. Liebe Silke,

    deine Werke sind einmalig schön.

    Viel Freude wünscht dir


  2. Sweetness certainly is the right word here, Silke!
    By the way, I was quite the tomboy myself when I was a child. But unlike you, I always loved sleep and even went to lay down for a nap in the afternoon without anyone telling me to :-)

  3. She is definitely a sweetie :)
    (I think the added contrast is wonderful!)


  4. Lovely colors for a sweet girl. No storms here; just hot hot hotter. Enjoy your rain, but don't blow away!
    **kisses** Deb

  5. Liebe Silke,

    das ist so ein wunderschönes Bild, das gefällt mir sehr. Die Lina schaut so verträumt.

    Allerbeste Grüße


  6. beaucoup de tendresse et de sérénité dans cette oeuvre.
    gros bisous

  7. Sweet and so pensive. I wonder what you were thinking!