Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Painting!

It really feels as though I am painting my heart and my soul these days - and it turns out they are very colorful! Which just makes me happy.
I love color! I've tried to go the monochromatic route, but bright color really speaks to me.
And I love painting faces - wondering what expression they'll have, how they will look at me.
This was a large canvas - 2 x 4 feet (61 x 122 cm) and that is a lot of space to fill.
 I had trouble at first finding that balance when the whole painting feels it is "done."
But I just kept at it, painting what I felt inspire to paint.
Painting things I've never before painted - like these abstract flowers and the bird.
I love how some things have definite form and then disappear into the abstract again. And things that don't belong where they are painted.
And here it is, my largest painting yet! And ... as you may have guessed already, I'm on to the next one. Can't get enough these days...
I know I promised you a post on Ca d'Zan, the Venetian palace/winter residence of John and Mable Ringling, but I just had to show you the painting first.

Stay tuned for the next Florida trip post. And to all of you celebrating, I wish you a happy 4th of July! I'm off to bake a peach pie for a party we are going to tonight...



  1. Liebe Silke,

    das sind schöne bunte Farben, die

    Sonnige Grüße

  2. Oh Silke, I am so happy that your heart and soul are filled with color again! You are growing and blooming and once again, taking flight! I, too, love the abstract; although, I must admit, at first I thought the tulip was a wine glass and it made my heart flutter!

    We must never stop growing or learning or becoming more.

    **blows kisses**

  3. Silke- you have truly taken on a new challenge here-- this newest creation is so unique and colorful-- it's truly beautiful!

    I hope you and Daniel have a wonderful holiday:)

  4. Richtig cool lieb Silke und sehr detailverliebtm Häuser die auf dem Kopf stehen und schöne Farben ♥
    LG Sabine

  5. It's an exciting process with stunning results, Silke!

  6. You go girlfriend! Awesome!
    Beth P

  7. I have to be honest and say this one is not quite to my taste but I agree with Librarian it's stunning. It would be boring if we all liked the same ones, wouldn't it. (I still have your painting watching me as I type!)