Thursday, July 4, 2013

A lady of many words

This lady was pretty much based on the SOC week 4 challenge - charcoal grey and pink.  These are not colors I usually work in  -  I tend to go more with bright jewel tones.  I wanted the background to have the pink - so I sprayed with Dylusions  - I think it's called bubblegum.  Since the collaged lady would be a kind of busy image - I wanted the rest of the background to be just the white of the paper.  Then I drew the outline of the face and features and collaged old book pages (torn) over the background.  The nose , eyes and lips were cut out of the text, a little larger than the sketch and then drawn and painted over.  I used a little pink acrylic, some Titanium white and grey and black on the face.  I also used some blues in the shadows (Pan Pastels).  And here she is - The verse on the bottom is from 1Peter 5:7 - cast your cares upon him.  I worry a lot more than I should - so this verse is very dear to my heart.

I am linking with this worried lady to Summer of Color (here), Paint Party Friday (here), and to Artist's Play Room (here).  Please go and visit these sites to see the work of the wonderful artists who participate.  Even better - submit your own art work - the online art community is so encouraging.  I know I wouldn't have come as far as I have (with a lot more way to go) without that encouragement.

Thanks so much for visiting - have a blessed and art filled weekend.

44 comments:

  1. She is beautiful, but very, very worried!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry I'm so late - crazy week - but thanks Sharon

      Delete
  2. Beautiful piece with the worried face1 Valerie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Valerie - luckily I didn't realize what a crazy week this would be or I would have been worried too

      Delete
  3. I love the encouragement and the community of my blogging buddies as well.... and this is a fab way to use the colour prompts... she looks quite pensive I think xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry to be so late responding - thanks Tracey

      Delete
  4. What a great idea to compose a portrait of text!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

    ReplyDelete
  5. She is beautiful but obviously very worried.Really terrific with the text included!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you my dear - you are a great encourager!

      Delete
  6. She does look worried, but I really like your use of text to make up her face, fabulous work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry to be so late replying - thank you so much

      Delete
  7. Very creative and beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. she's beautiful-love the collaged book page bits peeking thru her face! Happy PPF and nice job with the SOC challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am so impressed with what you have created. When I look at her I want to know more. Who is she? What is she thinking about? I love it when a painting makes me think and wonder.

    The blogging community is incredibly supportive. I am so glad to be a part of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - I think that is the best compliment.

      Delete
  10. About 15 years ago I did a series of bald women with colored backgrounds. It was in honor of my sister who had cancer. This piece of yours is beautiful and brings back memories.
    Nicole/Beadwright

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for sharing Nicole - I love to get to know my online friends better. Thanks for your encouraging comment.

      Delete
  11. oh dear she does look worried, nice job with the theme!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You captured the worry well... I love the symbolism of the torn words as well: it reminds me that it is so often my thoughts that run wild and cause and/or increase the worry and thus fragments my peace/sanity!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is exactly what I was thinking when I did that. I am continuing to pray for your little boy

      Delete
  13. She is really amazing, dear Gina! A very creative idea and making, with wonderful worked Details. HPPF and Weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much - sorry took me so long to get back - fairly psycho week

      Delete
  14. She is so beautiful and oh so wonderful and creative! I love how you used this week's soft SOC colors!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment Sharon

      Delete
  15. Such a strong face and bold eyes. Fantastic. xox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement Corrine

      Delete
  16. Gorgeous soul...she is a being of deep beauty and carries a mysterious presence. Such a powerful piece..stunning eyes...and simply beautiful!
    Victoria

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Victoria - what a lovely and encouraging comment. Thank you

      Delete
  17. Her life is an important story and You have told it beautifully. I like words on face very much, and eyes.
    This wasn't an easy challenge, but You did it well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for that lovely comment

      Delete
  18. I think I'd be worried if I had the words of my thoughts showing on my face - fabulous strong image

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Helena - you are right - that may be part of her problem

      Delete
  19. This is so good. You've really captured that worried expression on her face and I love all the collaged book pages that makes up her face.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks - maybe I see that expression too often when I look in the mirror!!!

      Delete
  20. WOW! This is my favorite piece of yours thus far. Her features almost looked carved into the printed collage pieces and those eyes are truly mesmerizing. I also LOVE the Biblical reference. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for that very encouraging comment. I am having fun "playing" and working on faces. I even had to paint a full length (almost 6' tall) Jesus for VBS this week. Unfortunately I only had 1 day to do it. But it does look like the pictures you see of him.

      Delete