Monday, 9 July 2012

What the Muse wants


When the Muse wants to paint a portrait, she gets to paint a portrait. When the Muse wants to paint the same expression we sketched a few days ago, something a bit moody and introspective, then that's what she gets.

The Muse did not care that the colour scheme for this week was entitled Wild & Reckless. Don't get me wrong, she loved the colours. She just did not care for crazy abandon.

The Muse allowed me to pick a name for this girl, so I chose Wendy. The Muse changed her mind and picked Grace.

Who am I to argue with the Muse?

It's the Summer of Ice Cream Colour week 5.

Mixed media on watercolour paper. I layered up some hearts using a stencil and a stamp. I splatted with watercolour and acrylic. I collaged some old book pages, then drew Wendy/Grace with charcoal and picked out her features in acrylic.

36 comments:

  1. Oh Lisa, you draw SO well. This is impressive. I thought these were great colors and I think your muse did, too.

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  2. Just read your comment on my blog and YES, I am up at 3:00 AM!

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  3. Beautiful drawing, love how it melts into the colours. BJ

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  4. I am liking Wendy/Grace very much :D...and one description for the name Wendy is white phantom/shadow, which suits your image beautifully :D http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html
    while the name Grace could be describing her demeanour, graceful not wild and abandoned :D XXX

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  5. Your wild'n reckless girl is wonderful..Love the way she blends beautifully into the background.
    Jan x

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  6. I adore your paintings. So beautiful and lovely. Beautiful colors too. I will follow you with pleasure.
    Loely greet
    marja

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  7. You have one moody muse. Lol! But she is creative and that's what counts. Fantastic portrait!

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  8. Beautiful drawing - love the moody feel to it and the texture coming through. So, so lovely.

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  9. I love her! And she picked a good name; Grace! :)

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  10. I think she is so pretty, if a little sad.
    x x x

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  11. The is pretty...but dark and moody....she is wonderful.....well done on this weeks prompt...xxx

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  12. She is lovely and very pensive looking ~ excellent ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Grace is absolutely gorgeous- she has everything I love about your work. All those yummy layers or color, texture and SOUL- LOVE it!

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  14. Sure....blame it on the Muse! lol :)

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  15. Lisa, your Wendy- Grace is so beautiful and mysterious! I'm impressed with your drawing skills.wow!
    xoxo

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  16. Love it, the design itself is beautiful and the then the colors are contemplative and emotional. Beautiful work!

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  17. I love the way you paint on old book pages. It works so well, as with this identity-challenged lady. I really treasure the painting on an old book page you sent me, so if (in my post-op self-absorption) I have forgotten to thanks you, I say now, THANK YOU. And what is your next e-course about and when?

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  18. I love the power of this one!!!

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love that you listen to your muse so completely, ha! Love her moody and soft expression too - wonderful! Lisa, Rec'd your comunication... It's up! Jessi xox

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  20. Whether named Wendy or Grace, she's beautiful! You've got an amazing muse.

    Btw, thanks for letting me know my Sunday Sketches link was wrong or I would have been sad I didn't get more comments when I signed back on this morning. I was rushing to get off the computer so Ogre didn't feel neglected on his one day off from work. ;D

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  21. Beautiful! I love the contrast of the wild colors with her subdued face - it makes me really wonder what's going on in her head...

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  22. I think she reflects the colours perfectly... I kind of see them as more muted than the name suggested... maybe the name is more about what your behaviour becomes rather after yo eat it...xx

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  23. She is beautiful Lisa... so deep and expressive... just watching her, she draws you on a journey within... there is something very powerful about her...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  24. She looks so lost in her own thoughts...beautiful!

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  25. She's wonderful, great thoughtful expression.

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  26. Wendy/Grace choses to show us only one face this week LOL She has attitude at least!

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  27. I think that she fits the colors perfectly. She is a beauty even with her moodiness.

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  28. You can't argue with the muse - she always knows best!

    Great piece.

    Karenx

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  29. Hope your Muse is going to be all jolly next week :). Grace is beautiful and I must say, mysterious!. Great work!

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  30. Hi Lisa! I popped in for a "quick" visit, but 45 minutes later, I was still enjoying myself :D
    That huge canvas is gorgeous!
    I have to quit procrastinating though, there is painting to be done...walls, not art, but that can be enjoyable too. ♥Love♥ Lisa

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  31. Lovely face and lovely background

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  32. Hey, can't argue with a Muse that inspires work like that! So pretty!

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  33. Oh wow that is amazing! She is lovely!!

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