Thursday, March 11, 2010

Illustration Friday - Brave

Even though being different was strongly discouraged, she was brave enough to be herself!

Yesterday, I finally felt well enough to paint a little. I decided to cut up my work in progress from my last art post into three separate, smaller paintings. It just wasn't coming together as one painting. This young lady (6 x 8 inches) is just a little bit scary, but I sort of like the colors. They reflected my mood yesterday...

Thank you all for your very sweet and loving comments yesterday. It makes me aware of the amazing, loving and supportive community we have created here. I am proud to be a part of it!


  1. Fabulous work, Silke. I'm really enjoying the vibrancy of the colours you're working with. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It's always lovely to hear from you. And, I'm so glad you're feeling better. Love & bright wishes. xx

  2. What do you mean Silke "cut up my work in progress" - did you shred the last painting?! I hope not..I hope I have mistaken your meaning and the painting you have posted here is still part of that work - I thought it held a lot of promise and was looking forward to seeing your progress...hmm

    Anyway, I hope you are feeling better now, we all have those moments (Gosh I have them heaps LOL) - yes, the colours in this one are very vibrant and her expression is a bit fierce but even that works!!!

  3. Your work is powerful! Do take care - hope you are feeling completely well again soon.

  4. Gorgeous work Silke!
    Hoping that soon you feel better...that your heart will be shining and your spirits sparkling! Blessings. take care!

  5. She's not scary at all Silke.....she's just peering out of the shadows, deciding when is the right time to step forth inot the sun. :)
    Sometimes multiple image pieces work, sometimes they don't. I think that it's the quirks of the art-gods.....
    Glad you are on the mend. ♥


  6. Beautiful work - wonderful colours :)

  7. THis is wonderful! The colors are just amazing!
    Hugs, Diane

  8. Hi Silke, wow, this is gorgeous! The colors are so alive! Hope you're feeling better.
    Have a wonderful rest of your day.
    Hugs and love...

  9. This painting is wonderful, Silke. It is very stark in mood and through its dramatic colors. There is a lot of sadness in her eyes. Very beautiful and haunting work.
    Take care, and I am glad you are feeling better! Theresa :)

  10. I like her. I like different. You and Anne are on a similar path today. I love the texture in this piece. Feel well Beautiful One. **blows kisses** Deb

  11. The colours are wonderful and powerful! Not scary - just not what you expect to see in a face. You go, Silke!

  12. So glad to know you are feeling better! I like the way Anne said it to describe this painting. But then i LOVE all your paintings dear.
    xoxo lori

  13. Beautiful! I can see you are changing your nose shape a little. About ten years ago I sat to draw some flowers and leaves, Somehow tried to draw what I couldn't see. Thinking I had to use my mind more. Then I was told to draw only what
    I can see. So I sat there pondering and it took a good five minutes to see the actual shape. I could only see half the leaf I thought I could.
    Noses are so difficult, I still have problems with them. Where the circle part goes to make them stand out more. Arrggh! They drive me mad. I think this is why I have simplified them with a line and make them semi flat in a way. Stylize something. I have so much respect for you in developing your noses into realistic forms.



  14. Hi Silke !!! your colours are beautiful!!! I am sorry you were not well....I hope you are on the mend!!! and love seeing your pretty ladies...

    have a wonderful day!!!


  15. here's to being different....and brave!!! i'm glad you're feeling better, and that you hung in there with the painting......her colors just sparkle!! :))

  16. Hi Silke...just stopping by to thank you for the kind words...

    it really does mean alot to me

    you're a dear friend,

    sending love,

  17. i really like her silke. i LOVE the colors! and am so glad you are feeling better.
    i'm so happy that my peace earrings will be dangling from your pretty ears! they were shipped this morning. i hope you enjoy them!
    thanks again, this week i've made 5 sales in my little etsy shop..makes my hear soar! it's been a long time coming!

  18. i think she is lovely Silke...i love her colors.

    i am sending lots of love your way and big ol' hug too!!

    kelly's sweet peace earrings are going to look so great on you. she's a dear soul and i am happy for the success coming her way!! makes my heart happy!

    xxooxxoo to you my friend,

  19. She turned out magical! Perfect entry for IF. It's always nice to put out your emotions through painting. :)

  20. I don't see scary...I think she sees something that bothers her and she is showing concern. I love the painting. :)

  21. I love the colors, I love the wildness of her. She just looks free to me maybe that is what happens when you put pieces together. I'm glad you are feeling better.

  22. Hi dear Silke,
    how beautifull she is, her expression, so strong, and the colours ,wonderfull, bright, and just my taste.
    Wishing you a happy sunday, friend,


  23. Glad to hear you're feeling better, Silke dear. The colors are fantastic here! The eyes, especially. They really stand out as the focus.