Thursday, June 27, 2013

Something is happening...

This has been percolating for a while now. The urge to paint big (big for me, that is) and with abandon.
Without worry about staying in the lines. About things looking "right."
With the colors I love.
Painting purely from the heart.
Suspending all judgement.
And having fun, fun, fun with it!
It's the first painting where I really felt like an artist painting it. And the first one I signed boldly!
I tried to take a self-portrait showing you the size of it and it worked only partly. I love the shot above though with one eye each.
There was no place to perch the camera to get a decent picture, so I decided to just photograph the painting with the book case in the background to give you an idea of the size.
Tomorrow I will continue with pictures from our recent trip, but I just needed to do a little art show & tell in between. And I'm linking this to the amazingly talented folks at Paint Party Friday!

Summer is here with full force, meaning hot and humid and thunderstorms almost every afternoon. The garden is happy and I love my air conditioning...

I hope all of you are doing wonderfully!!



  1. Liebe Silke,

    dein Post hat mir wieder viel
    Freude geschenkt.

    Alles Liebe

  2. mmm fabulous color! and BIG....nice. air conditioning,,,yes, we needed it here in Germany last week but this week we need the HEAT!!! It is freeeezing. Crazy wetter!!

  3. Ich bin sehr beeindruckt liebe Silke. Du hast dein Herz malen lassen ♥
    LG Sabine

  4. wow Silke your painting is truly wonderful, so many joyful colours, it definitely has the feel good factor. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

  5. Hey Silke,
    I love that big painting and that YOU are so happy with it!
    I am with you about the A/, oh man, it is sure appreciated!!

  6. 'Love your big, bold, beautiful painting!! I hope you will be doing more of them.

  7. I love your art 'show and tell'. She is big and bold and wonderful! Great color!

  8. Love this, very inspiring! HPPF!

  9. Silke, your painting done with abandon is free and colorful and has such a delightful feeling to it. It looks really big! Love how you did the eyes.

  10. Absolutely wonderful! Love the colors, love the emotion in the piece. Lovely work!

  11. Oh this is a powerfully amazing piece!! I love her!! Very proud you should be...the color and composition are wonderful!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. She has your nose! Wonderful freedom Silke. Happy PPF xox

  13. I love this face. Large and wonderful.

  14. I'm proud of you for tackling such a large size painting... I haven't had the courage yet... I am loving the painterly style that you accomplished... I'm not there yet either... still stuck inside the lines... that will change eventually, guess I'm just not ready yet!
    Hugs and enjoy the weekend,
    Beth P

  15. Wow, stunning painting. The eyes are beautiful and I love your use of color.

  16. Wow! This is a fabulous painting. I love the colours and composition. It is bold and bright and demands the attention it deserves! Fantastic!!!

  17. Wow!

    Very cool with the size and technique!
    Great coloring and expression.

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

  18. Silke it's big and beautiful. You painted that like a wild child!

  19. Thank you all for your very uplifting and kind comments! I'm glad you liked this painting as much as I did... Lots of love!! Silke