Tuesday, May 8, 2012


... you probably noticed I hadn't painted in over a week. Instead I cleaned, I organized, I put away, and I weeded out.

All the while feeling that the same process was happening in my brain and my thoughts. I had a feeling that when I would paint again, I would have assimilated something new to express. And I wasn't wrong.
This afternoon, in only 30 minutes of very intuitive painting, Sabrina was created. She's actually based on a photo of me as a child, but doesn't look anything like it in the end. I painted with brushes and my fingers, I used a color palette that's quite unusual for me, and a style that makes my heart beat a little bit faster. 

I am going to sit with it for a while, but had to share it with you already. Maybe she'll change, maybe not. Maybe I'll put her in my Etsy store eventually, but at the moment I am strangely attached.

I hope you had a beautiful day! 


  1. I love, love, love this! Your week of organizing and weeding really paid off - I can definitely see why you're attached!


  2. Une certaine sensualité et une grande douceur se dégagent de votre personnage...
    J'aime vos nuances de couleurs qui apportent une grande force à cette oeuvre.
    Gros bisous

  3. Sabrina is very beautiful! I am in the same mode...spring cleaning...and it feels so good. I have company so it's hard to stop to create when it takes more energy having others around!! Your painting is so pretty, looks like she is soaking up the nice weather. The colors are vibrant yet soft!! Great work!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Silke,
    This is my favorite by far!!!! I love the semi-abstract feel of this, the color scheme, the free feeling of the brush strokes, the expression on her face. I really really like it.
    Your bird watching and flower gazing must have given you a sense of feeling free, and it transferred into your work. I like this style very much.
    I've been down and out with a bad cold and hope it is on the way out. Spring colds are the worst!
    Take care, Silke.
    ♥ audrey

  5. It is a brilliant painting and I love it!
    Yes, clearing out, organizing etc. does a lot to our minds, doesn't it! Not surprised at all it had that effect on you.

  6. Liebe Silke, sehr cool! Tolles Bild und ich kann die Freude beim Malen sehen! Weiter so! Wild und unkontrolliert! Sehr energiegeladen! Einfach super!

  7. Silke this is wonderful!! I love it!! I can see movement, texture, and excitement in this piece!! Good for you!

  8. Silke, this is absolutely INCREDIBLE! My gosh, I love the painting as it is right now....
    There is also a big leap in *growth* of technique and colors.
    Beautiful---I am so very excited about this new work!
    Back to my paint table... ;-)


  9. Der absolute Hammer, liebe silke. Diese Farben ♥
    LG Sabine

  10. How lovely Silke - so vibrant!

  11. Liebe Silke,

    ein herzlicher Gruß


  12. oh what you have done here, silke. i keep looking at her, and she's looking directly absolutely back at me.

    your palette and your style and your finger and your colors SHOULD make your heart beat a little bit faster, because sabrina is just wonderful in every way. i have a feeling daniel told you this is one of his very favorites....

    love love

  13. Oh Silke I love her- she even looks like you-- I can see it! And I love the colors- so vibrant! She is lovely and full of personality- just like you!

  14. Silke!! I feel absolutely moved in my soul...this is stunning ..mesmerizing....from another time and space...poetic......a true work of art..wow!! Very awe-inspiring! For me..the energy of this piece is totally vibrationally-alive..and this "aliveness" translates through powerfully.....MAGNIFUCENT!!wow!!!

  15. OMG Silke how truly amazing. I love the growth in your work, the freedom in the expression, your experimentation with other mediums all flowing into one another.

  16. It amazing painting. It seems the eyes is says all the things which is realistic.

  17. A beatiful girl photo share. I like it a lot. Your blog lookin more attractive one..