Jan 21, 2012

Sky of Stars


who are you darling
the tilt of your head
your tender eyes
the way gentle light ignites your face 
so softly
I feel I know you
yet it will take years to see the facets of your shadows
and light
before your essence is revealed wholly
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oh darn maybe even a wee bit of drat
i forgot to scan the sketch of this piece


pretty please my Sunday Sketch friends
forgive me for not sharing the sketch

I actually sketched her months ago and came across it recently and thought to paint her

painting was a learning experience 
each step of the way
this color
that color
layer up layer
light shadows

and 
i look at her
this lady who is kin of stars
and want to know her
for there is something lovely in her spirit

do you ever have thoughts similar about your art?

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41 comments:

  1. your words describe her perfectly - love the skin colouring and the eyes speak volumes!

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  2. Lovely. Such thoughtful eyes. :-)

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  3. She's so lovely. I like her eyes the most!

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  4. wonderful skintone. Beautiful poem for a beautiful lady!

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  5. Hi Tammie, she's beautiful...love her thoughtful look ...

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  6. This is exactly why I love drawing faces so much - it's something about that creation, seeing a face come to life... This girl looks so serene and beautiful.

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  7. ...wonderful expressive gentle sweet nature ~ body language ~ the healer ~ thankyoU for taking the time to ~ create ~ share ~ blessed be tammie!...
    ...i bequeath a sonnet for thee...

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  8. what a beautiful lady. i love the expression in her eyes and the way you described her. thanks for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  9. Yes, you describe her perfectly--she is special...

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  10. she's lovely, I love how she seems to be leaning forward looking at us, beautiful, so soft and pretty she is,

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  11. She is beautiful! Her expression is marvelous ~ namaste,carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  12. Such a bautiful open and honest face. You have amazing talent.This is one of the most expressive faces I have ever seen ...so serene!
    xx

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  13. oh, she's just gorgeous! the light and shadowing and here eyes! beautiful!!!!
    enjoy your day! xo

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  14. Tammie..she is beautious!! I love her essence and spirit...soft yet powerful and ever-glowing!Her eyes also feel quite ancient and wise!

    Oh yes I do..we are kindreds!
    Such beautiful poetry always..magical..your words like a trail of stars...thankyou for this beautful post!
    Victoria

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  15. She is just beautiful! And lovely words to go with her.

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  16. I never sketch so I'm always showing paintings!

    I love this painting, the softness in her expression is wonderful and the beauty of those eyes. What a wonderful painting.

    xox

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  17. Adorable work, she's really got a smize in her eyes~ ;3

    // -T.W-

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  18. ~inviting is she...someone you would want to sit with for a cup of tea and visit through the day...a comforting face...your words are wonderfully written this day...much love light and blessings~

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  19. Wow I really love this--especially her eyes and the top she's wearing. The dots in deed look quite star-like.

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  20. She is beautiful and I absolutely love her top. How did you do that?! :)

    Happy SS!

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  21. she is lovely. I like her eyes and her sparkling shirt.

    for me, I feel a certain attachment to each piece before and after it is finished but not like you, not really. I think because we create faces that are similar to our own. I know I put in features that might reflect me even when I try not to. maybe we perfect them somehow and maybe because we spent so much time staring at the same face?

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  22. She is very beautiful :)

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  23. really beautifully rendered. You're very good with faces, which is not where my talent lies, lol. Well done.
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Sunday Sketches
    (newest follower)

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  24. She is different, and I can see why she was special to you. Very nice!

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  25. lady who is kin to stars...I love that, I love her.xxx

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  26. Oh, I wish I had a friend like her! She would be so lovely to talk to over tea and biscuits! I absolutely love how soft her expression is...nice to see you exploring your art deeper and deeper each time, Tammie. oxx

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  27. Your girl is really lovely! The way she looks at you just gives me peace. Beautiful work!

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  28. She looks so sweet and blissful. Such softness to the piece. Very lovely!

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  29. WHAAAAATTTTT!!!??? This is a sketch? It looks like an oil painting. Her lips are so beautiful so real. Wow Tammie, where have you been hiding all these painting and drawing talents? You are soooooooo good. YES! Take care. Tsup!

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  30. you've definitely captured her gentle spirit. Very nice!

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  31. hello Sophia,

    The top was done in Tim Holtz stains and a white pen, wonderful that you like it.

    Lissa, Yes, I think it has something to do with staring at each face for so long. There is a questioning of getting to understand the characters we breathe life into. I am not sure if my woman look like me, but i can feel my spirit in my pieces. Such an interesting journey.

    wishing you all a lovely week!

    Tammie

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  32. Beautiful Tammie! Her eyes really just stare into your soul, such a lovely piece.

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  33. Hi Tammie, you won my give away!! Pop to the blog to see....

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  34. Oh!! This one so very very lovely, sitting there, looking to me, and I to her.. :) You are soooo clever Tammie! =)

    I just love her! :)

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  35. she's very pretty! My favorite so far!

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  36. Such an expressive face and the eyes pull you right in!

    I don't know how I've not noticed you had this blog Tammy but I'm really loving your art! Wow!
    The poetry that accompanies your pieces is exquisite too.

    I just love this one!

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  37. I have similar thoughts about your art!
    Your ladies are full of spirit. Each one a divine spark of inspiration.
    I think they must be friends.
    Sherry

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  38. She's gorgeous Tammie, and yes I've felt that about a painting. I wonder if it's because it's a piece of ourselves that we recognise and want to explore!

    Take care.x

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  39. Wow! I gasped when I saw this picture. I feel like I know her too...who is she?

    You've caught some kind of whimsical magic here, my Friend.

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  40. Be still my heart! She is a tender beauty, Tammie! What a beautiful, fresh face and sparkling eyes. They seem to want to tell you something. And that beautiful mouth! She is like the Mona Lisa, with a mysterious, slight smile. I love her complexion. This is such a beautiful painting! Wow wow, I love it!

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