Saturday, 28 April 2012

Of moods and blues


Struggling this week. Dealing with loved ones in hospitals, sleep deprivation and a huge sense of overwhelm. Art helps, but it's interesting how it turns out...

Colour schemes favour blues. Original sketch below and final digitized version above. I feel the cracks, the smudges and the slightly lost sense in her eyes...

I can also hear my art supplies calling me back. I'm heeding their pleading and must return...



Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

28 comments:

  1. It has been a trying few days but the work is really beautiful... I think she looks quite fragile and ethereal... hope you get a chance to recover and bounce back quickly... sending thoughts your way...xx

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  2. Hmm ~ had similar week ~ yet art seems to pull us through ~ lovely sketch and amazing digitzing ~ she has a mystical look to her ~ do be gentle with yourself ~ healing hugs to you ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  3. Hang in there dear friend ~ you're all in my prayers♥

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  4. Just beautiful! Interesting, the digitized version, a slightly different look.

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  5. Hope everything is going better.
    Your digitalized version is amazing!

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  6. Hope that this week is a better one... love your painting... and the digitized version is awesome... there is something very moving about her...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  7. beautiful sketch and wow! that digitized version has such depth and feeling!

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  8. Beautiful...I love that far away look in her eyes and the cracks give her a warmth somehow.
    Hope your loved ones are ok... hugs to you :)

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  9. that's lovely-- so wistful looking. what program do you use to digitalize your work? the effect is stunning!

    keeping you in my thoughts and hoping life becomes less overwhelming soon. xoxo

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  10. yes, it seems there is a black cloud oover alot of people...and it is funny how our art shows our moods...my mom actaully mentioned it to me...and i agreed....
    I love this piece - the texture is amazing
    keep your chin up and don't get too overwhelmed!
    hugs

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  11. When my mother got really sick last month I had very similar feelings. I love the digital effects you put on your drawing Lisa, very nice.

    Hope things are much much better.

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  12. HUgs..hope everything is aok..wishing you sparkles and light..hang in there!
    And this piece is sublime..very deeply poetic..truly beautiful..I love everything about it..gorgeous work!
    Victoria

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  13. Lisa...I sometimes find that the work I cherish the most is the work I do while i am under the strains of life...the emotion feeds the work..your paintings are so charged and emotional...and beautiful! Sorry for the hard times you are having...hang there, cycber sister..I'll be sending lots of postive pure energy your way!

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  14. Your painting has some very real emotions to it. It is lovely. Take good care of yourself during trying times. Sending lots of good wishes.

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  15. Wow, everyone has such great advice. YES, take care of yourself, it's easy to let that go but people need you so you owe it to them. Do what makes you happy. LOVE your art...xoxo

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles! there is a definite emotion in your paintings eyes, and the finished piece really expresses your hard week. praying for you!!

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  17. Be kind to yourself. It is easy to be kind and gentle when all goes well. It is however even more important during time of distress. I love the digital owrk. Wisdom aged. Such we receive through pain and endurance. Wonderful work. You are quite an inspiration for me beginner!

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  18. I'm sorry to hear it's been a bit of a rough week for you. Hang in there. Sending your lots of love and hugs.

    I love both your pieces (before and after) but I'm simply amazed what little bit of digital artwork added can do. Totally changes and enhances the mood/feeling. xx

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  19. Hope you will have a little bit calmer week ahead.
    Beautiful work!:)

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  20. Sorry to hear about your loved ones. Lack of sleep can really cause us to feel overwhelmed and lose perspective. I hope you can get some rest and that you will find some help through your art. This is a beautiful piece you've done!

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  21. Just love this one. She is 'distressed' as we all are sometimes and the soulfullness of this piece leaves me sighing. I definitely got lost in her gaze.

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  22. Pants Lisa that is no good and I just found out about this through having a look on your timeline. Hope you are OK hon, big hug from your Dutch friend in Yorkshire. XXXX

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  23. I love this--wow the expression is really haunting. And fab shading too.

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  24. love the digitized version - how cool what you can do! So sorry you are having loved ones in hospital - that is always stressful!

    restoring hugs sent your way!

    xo

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  25. haunting, overwhelm yes it all shows however i also see an underlying strength - art is telling - hang in there! i am still peeking through last weeks sunday sketches as my days got so full :-) its almost Sunday again, hopefully things have improved.. the digitizing is cool..

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