Monday, January 9, 2012

Here She Is...

Well, here she is in all her glory, the largest painting I've ever created.  She has no title yet as I need to live with her awhile and let her speak to me.  I'm also feeling like journaling in pencil on the right side for some spiritual texture but don't know that yet either. So therefore, she may not be done....and I may post her again. 

I do love the lace that I added to bring in a collage element.  I felt she needed balance since her hair was so heavy and the flower needed grounding.  I'm not really crazy about the flower which has many layers of paint. I just didn't really know how to paint a flower with no inspiration so this one is completely made up.
Isn't this fun! 

Can't wait to display her in the window Ten Women on Montana.  She'll definitely make a statement.
Just calling her "big girl" for now

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I Never Work So Large

I must be getting braver in my almost 66 years because I purchased 4 large canvas' and decided I would challenge myself in 2012, however, I did start one at the end of 2011. 
The canvas I started is 36x36 and I received my inspiration from a magazine print ad for Sephora, a makeup store on the Promenade in Santa Monica.  I really do love painting my women and this one is bigger than life.  I'm just about satisfied...just need to finish the flower and attach my lace, a mixed media touch I love so much.

At Ten Women on Montana, our gallery's new location, I get to have the window all to myself during the last 2 weeks in February which happens to be during my birthday.  It will give me enough time to live with her awhile, name her and possibly add a few words in calligraphy. 
This painting will be the focal point and I will add some of my jewelry and a few small shadow box collages to the window as well.  I'm very excited to introduce my "big girl" and add her to my gallery space.

Here she is...

Nearly completed
My inspiration