Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Paintings

Lina ~ 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting
I had such an odd week. I somehow felt off all week and tired and like I was getting a cold. I came to the conclusion that is must be allergies (grass pollen is really high right now). Today, the weather dried out (it's been raining for a few days) and I feel much better! So, I finished a couple of paintings this morning... Although I might work on them some more.
Emma ~ 6 x 8 inch acrylic painting

I must be in a pink and blue phase and I don't mind at all. For Lina I kept the acrylic washes very transparent so the graphite drawing could shine through. And Emma is just a little painting based on a childhood photo of myself. Actually, both are based on photos of me. And both are somehow tender and sweet. I love how I never know how my paintings will turn out. They all have a life of their own!

I'm linking to the very inspiring Paint Party Friday! Click on the link to see much more fabulous art!

Happy Friday!!

P.S. You can see an updated version of Lina by clicking here, and of Little Emma here.


  1. Liebe Silke,

    sehr ausdrucksvoll.

    Sonnige Grüße


  2. OOooooo I LOVE the colors! No surprise that you were also a beautiful child. The dreaminess of Lina makes me feel very peaceful and content...much like a small child! **happy Friday** Deb

  3. Lovely colors and excellent expressive portraits ~ hope you are feeling better ~~thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  4. These are very sweet girls. Keep going with the pink and blue, it's working for you! Happy PPF!

  5. That is one of the joys of painting; that moment when it takes on a life of it's own and you stand back and sort of wonder, "How did YOU get here?"
    Darling works; the second reminds me of a photo Mom had of me (which I have no idea where it is now, of course.)


  6. Silke these are just lovely!! So much expression in their eyes!! Glad you are feeling back to yourself!

    Happy PPF!


  7. Important works, you see yourself as dreaming. Saludos

  8. Both are darling! I love your colors...just wonderful paintings! Happy PPF!

  9. How beautiful. I would love to do Paint Party Friday but already into one for photography. I might give it a try one of these days. You inspire me.

  10. Lina is very dreamy, I think they're both very sweet.

  11. Gorgeous portraits!
    Love the pastel palette!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  12. they are lovely and I hope you post more pics of them after you do more work on them... I end up going through colour stages as well... love the pink and blue together so hope this stage lasts a while longer...xx

  13. Sweet, sweet portraits! Happy PPF!

  14. Wow these are fabulous!! So much talent!! Adorable portraits!

    Hugs Giggles

  15. I thought they might be a young you, Silke. So sweet and charming!

  16. I really like the first one! The second one is nice too but in the top one, it's the look on her face and the soft pigtails that did it for me.

  17. HI Silke..truly beautiful pieces..both are gorgeous! Lina is especially special to me..for that is my sister's totally made my heart smile...and when she was young she always had big cool they are based on you! Wonderful as truly pull out the soul and essence in your art!

  18. I see myself here as a little girl in those first set of eyes! I know you didn't know me then, but it is!
    I so love your style of painting.
    Thanks. HPPF.

  19. I love the dreamy soft quality of these, especially Lina. She looks full of plans for her future.

  20. Hi Silke, love your girls, special the first one. Love the colors and their beautiful eyes :-)