Sunday, 7 October 2012

And the day came...


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

I love watching a face take form on the canvas. This piece is a little topsy turvey in its approach though.

It began life as a full length Klimt-inspired Goddess, but I got annoyed by her wonky eyes and ridiculous hair so she disappeared under a layer or too of Gesso and I went to town with the mosaic patterning while I waited for inspiration to strike.

Finally, weeks later I am rewarded with this face as she takes shape from the layers of lives that have gone before. She seems to carry some wisdom in those eyes, which once again seem determined to be wonky... but there is plenty of time to fix that!

My beautiful business coach Leanne Flower shared this video with me and asked that it be my mantra for the month as I feel a shift within - shoots ready to grow and bloom...




Sharing this piece with the crew at Sunday Sketches where I have been absent for weeks - my apologies my lovely artist friends. I have missed you!
 
Also to confess I already missed a day's blogging for Blogtoberfest... Oops....

16 comments:

  1. what a lovely face - I can definitely see the Klimt like mosaics! Funny - there was one week for a while where everywhere I went and everyone I met had either the lazy eye or cross eyes or something!

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  2. very beautiful detail in the mosaic. and i'm loving the strength in her expression.

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  3. She is beautiful and definitely worth all the different layers , there is a better word but I can't think of it.
    She looks like she knows where she is going:)
    xx

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  4. i love the quote and she has a beautiful face full of layers. i really like her nose and lip expression!

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  5. That's a really striking portrait. I love the cool color palette that you used. May you be blessed with healthy blooms.

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  6. Another beauty ~ and the quote is so appropriate ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. such a wonderful message, thank you for sharing that!

    love how we can just cover art up and continue on. she is lovely~

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  8. She is lovely and I love the quilt like background that looks like a fabric quilt being gathered up under her beautiful chin.

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  9. What a cool painting, nice work!

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  10. I love that quote. :) And your girl is gorgeous. Those squares in the background are awesome.

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  11. She is gorgeous. I copied that fabulous quote for one of my philosophy dolls. Thanks so much!

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  12. Hi Lisa -- This is beautiful. Maybe we're never finished with art and maybe we should share the process; whatever the stage; let's share. Liked the video too -- she just wants to be free and may speak to others more this way; I happen to like the difference in her eyes. Thanks for coming over and leaving a comment. Blessings Terri
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  13. Nice painting, I do love the mosaics and your gal is great. Her face is beautiful! Thanks for the video too, makes me think...

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  14. This is a very lovely lady and a great idea to combine her with the mosaic. The quote is perfectly completeing the whole works of art.

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  15. Great painting! Inspiring video - thank you!

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