10.16.2007

Illustration Friday {EXTREMES}


Something a bit different from me. I gave myself a challenge and that was to lay down paint very very quickly, not working from a drawing or much of an idea. My only thought of her was that I wanted to have her arms crossed. I chose to use watercolors straight from the tube-Olivia's paints, actually and I lost the cap for one of the colors. Ooops, I will be in trouble this morning!
Her name is Anneth and I am so happy with her. I know I have such a long long way to go on my painting journey but she feels like a good next step.

7 comments:

carla said...

Oh! I like the looseness of this! You should keep playing with spontaneous art-making - the results are really nice! I love the smoldering atmsopheric background and the intense look in her eye. Lovely work, Tricia!

bridgette said...

very different from your usual, tricia and yet it is still very you. I love the expressiveness of the brushstrokes. really adds the mood surrounding her.

Jo Wholohan said...

I love the darkness of her, very mysterious..... you should be very proud of your work Tricia, love it :))

Pilar said...

This is hauntingly beautiful! Your spontanous process really worked for this piece. The watercolor concentrate adds to the mystic of Anneth. :D

red tin heart said...

Very soulful. It reaches into a person and tugs at the heart. xoxo Nita

cheryl said...

I really like the mood you created in this piece.

Sharon said...

This is exactly the style that I dream of being able to do. Loose and free and beautiful. Each stroke so perfectly placed or "laid down" as you said. And yes, you did give her some body language.
I enjoyed this the day you posted but was unable to post a comment. Dang blogger sometime uncooperative.

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