Friday, May 17, 2013

Another Color...

... I can't seem to get enough of is turquoise in all shades and values - as you can see in another long-armed, wide-eyed self-portrait from this morning.
And you can see it in this painting I finished a couple of weeks ago and totally neglected to show you!
It has layers on layers of texture and transparent color washes.
At the very end I splashed some acrylic magenta ink in one spot and that pulled it all together for me. The colors are way more beautiful "in person" than my camera allowed me to capture here.  And the texture - simply yummy!!
Life gets Messy
12 x 24 inch acrylic painting
Available here.
It's a good day today - sunny and warm outside and quite relaxed inside. I'm off to paint some more.

But before that, a big thank you for your visits and comments. That's what I love about blogging - as soon as I start writing about the thoughts swirling around in my head and reading your comments, it all starts to sort itself out and I start feeling better and better. The trick is to keep writing ... and I will!



  1. Liebe Silke, ich liebe auch Türkis in allen Vriationen, so sind Deine Werke wahre eyecatcher für mich. So schön und so voller Lebensfreude.
    Hugs and happy PPF

  2. I love that aqua color, it is a happy, hopeful color to me.

    I meant to leave a comment in one of your last few posts, where you spoke of always feeling that you need to be in control and must always be doing something...if I was stunningly beautiful and an incredibly gifted artist, then we could be twins!! You see, very often I am told, that I need to let things go and to TRUST!
    Now, you have that on a bookmark that you made and sent to me, so you need to follow your own advice!
    Take care and remember to TRUST!!

  3. Sehr schöne Farben sind das!

    lg Rein

  4. love that turquoise!! one of my favorite colors!

  5. Hi Silke, well I am sorry to tell you that you are going to have to share those fav colors! :D I love turquoise as well :D
    I love that painting and you are right that splash of red says, ahh, I'm done!
    Yup, the trick is to keep writing...
    Hugs and enjoy your warm day (*sigh* it's still pretty cool and windy here in New Hampshire - I'm actually thinking about putting on a pair of my wooly socks... YIKES!!)
    Beth P

  6. Hi Silke- I love the turquoise!! It's lovely in the picture and it's beautiful on you too!! I'm sure you are loving wonderful spring sights and smells--

  7. No self-timer on your camera, Silke? I take all my own pictures by using the self-timer on mine, it makes things so much easier :-)
    Aquamarine is my second favourite colour after yellow, but it does not suit me as well as it suits you!

  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments! I seem to be in good company of creative people who love turquoise! It is a beautiful color ... the color of ocean and skies, of island vacations... Love, Silke