Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Eye love a good story...

My finished piece for the Three Muses 'eye' challenge. You can see the work in progress and explanation in my previous post, but in short I cut a strip out of a magazine picture across the eyes, then drew them back in. This was a fun technique to try and I threw in a pile of other media as well as the collage and coloured pencils. A bit of water soluble oil pastel here, a touch of acrylic there. Cutting out a feature then drawing it back in opens up a whole world of opportunity. I kept her eyes fairly true to the original, but next time I might go for something much more kooky!

And as for what this piece is telling you. Well, I invite you to speculate dear readers. Who is the man on the beach and why has the woman lying next to him been ripped out of the picture. What relationship do they have to our moody beauty? Is she perhaps the abandoned wife, left with nothing but a diamond necklace? Or maybe she came across this photo in her late mother's possessions and finally begins to piece together the mystery of who her father was... It all waits to be told...

Or is the picture just a fragment passing through. Does the real story here hinge on the necklace? I'm thinking a great deal about diamonds this week as I read 'The Necklace' for the Wish Studio book group. More on this here, where another story begins...

26 comments:

  1. oh this is brilliant! i love it...i love how you have finished it....

    the eyes are great like this...i don't know what you mean by kooky...but this is working! beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

    what talent! and a good eye too! heheee

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  2. I think this is gorgeous....

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  3. THis is so lovely. She looks very other-worldly.

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  4. She turned out very beautiful!

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  5. gosh!! she's gorgeous!! the colors ... YUM!!! and the shading is just perfect!! well done well done!

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  6. what a talent you have!!!
    you could also have used your profile photo;)

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  7. love the colours, really nice work!

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  8. Oh a fascinating piece of art, and I love that you have shared your process with us AND that you have created mystery. Bravo.

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Great colours.

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  10. This piece is absolutely stunning.

    Louise

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  11. I definitely think the story should evolve around the necklace since that is where the focus is. She looks like the cover for a fabulous book. Also, her eyes are so very penetrating. She is contemplating something...

    Thanks for commenting on my upcoming trip to the UK. I am hoping for good weather but will take all sorts of garments just in case. I'm sure I'll need a raincoat won't I?

    I'm leaving Friday and will send back as many good pictures as I can get for everyone to use.

    Till then,
    Cheryl

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  12. This turned out terrifically (is that a word?) I love it, thanks for sharing how you created it.

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  13. What a unique process (and thank you for sharing it!) to create this beautiful sketch/art. I'm so glad you brought her to our challenge. (I'm still looking for the man on the beach, however!)

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  14. Beautiful green eyes and an interesting technique. She is quite enchanted and expressive. I love when the collage creates the story!

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  15. Gorgeous !!! Brilliant technique and I love her airy quality. Or watery quality, almost like she is under water looking up at us.
    Just Gorgeous !

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  16. such a wonderful mix of media and ideas. She turned out so intriguing and wonderful!

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  17. She is lovely! A very effective, evocative piece.

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  18. Such a fantastic work, it looks very impressive.

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  19. oh wow!!! this is fantastic!!!! what an amazing piece...beautiful work!!!!

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  20. Très belle réalisation !
    J'aime beaucoup !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  21. Superb and exquisite artwork. Your take on this week's theme is gorgeous. I love it.

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  22. Wow, this is such a special piece, thanks for sharing the process, I love it!

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  24. OMG I am so glad you came to visit my blog! Your work is amazing! There is just something about faces. I am a follower now(O: Thanks for producing such inspiring work, it's incredible!!

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  25. Really truly brilliant! I love her! the eyes are amazing...and inspiring!

    Smiles

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