Friday, September 28, 2012

Painting again...

I can't believe I haven't blogged since Monday! The week sure went buy in a hurry. And since we last "talked," the dish cloth has taken the plunge into the dishwater (I'm so glad you all didn't think I was that weird...) and I have taken the plunge back into my paints. 
First thing I did was take this painting and gesso over everything but the big cat and the hand and then paint the woman new again. The old one just didn't feel "right" to me - too timid and afraid. I wanted to paint someone stronger. I tried to let my intuition guide me.
Her wrap or shawl is made from little pieces of torn paper and then I continued the color scheme and the motif from the paper into the rest of the painting. I also used some of the texture I got with the layer of plaster of paris I prepped the canvas with and got some great effects.
I wish you all could feel the fantastic texture! I tried to photograph it, and you can see it a little here
and here:
That combined with the red and gold and that intense gaze of the big cat - NOW this painting feels "right" to me!
Alter Ego
12 x 24 inches
mixed media on canvas
Available in my Etsy Shop.



  1. Liebe Silke,

    das nenne ich KUNST!

    Herzliche Grüße


    1. Vielen Dank, liebe Elisabeth! Deine Besuche bei mir tun mir immer so gut!! Dir sonnige Gruesse! Silke

  2. Dear Silke,
    I love your altered painting, it is gorgeous now, with the new colour scheme in red and golden with the black- so wonderful dear friend.

    1. Dear Dorthe,

      How wonderful to hear from you! I was just thinking about you the yesterday as Daniel told me he has a student this quarter from Denmark. I hope you are doing great!!

      Love, Silke

  3. Liebe Silke, die ist unglaublich gut! Gefällt mir! Caro

  4. Silke, I cannot express how much this painting means to me. You have brought me to tears with this one. I want to be her. You have touched my heart. **kisskiss** Deb

    1. Dear Deb,

      I want to be her as well - fearless and strong. I thought maybe if I paint it, it will happen. ;-) You are so sweet in your comments and I am happy my painting touched you and hope those were happy tears...

      Much love! Silke

  5. Total Wowness!!Magnificently beautiful..This is such a strong piece Silke..I am captivated by the energy and deep soulful essence vibing through! the texture is exquisite! I could also see this printed on fabrics..or hanging on a wall as is truly awe-inspiring and beautiful..and I feel a connection to her and her gorgeous creature guide!Wow!!
    Massive hugs..what a joy to visit your world today!

  6. Liebe Silke,
    das ist ein traumhaft schönes Werk.
    LG Sabine