Jul 21, 2012

Presence


upwards she rose from the soil and the stones
our earth
she also spirit of sky
full of strength
not much personality
more presence was her trait
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I used a pencil, col-erase that usually does not smear to sketch this piece
BUT
i applied gesso to the paper first and when i took copic markers to the sketch, it did smear
so i took a wet brush, don't know why
to the sketch and made it smear
i saw an earth goddess
made of mud appear
so i took pastel pencils and sticks to the sketch
then pushed the colors around with a wet brush
i enjoyed the process
very much
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i wish i could get a good scan or photograph for you
this is the most accurate
yet it lacks the vitality of the colors.... 
so sorry
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in honor of my mother and sister being Leo's
i have included the constellation Leo in this piece. 
Happy Early Birthday to my wonderful Leo's 
and all Leo's!
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19 comments:

  1. this is a real Leo beauty....happy day sweetie!

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  2. ...star shine ~ awesomeness!... ...blessed be! ~ to thee all!... ...xXx... ...Samantha...

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  3. I love it when our art just seems to form by itself. She is very magical.

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  4. She is magical, and that background is stand alone pretty!

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  5. Great background and gorgeous girl. :)

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  6. Great background and gorgeous girl. :)

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  7. I am a Leo too and my hair is definitely my mane and also the bane of my life lol!!

    Lovely painting x

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  8. I think she is really lovely - full of grace and spirit. Her hair truly resembles mountains. And I love the background, too. Great work!

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  9. The colors are soft, I like ... there is something in this picture that I love, the fusion of man in nature ...
    A beautiful tribute!
    Tammie thousand hugs!

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  10. A beautiful present for your mother and sister... You are so together with nature, I think it's probably your strongest "signature", dear Tammie. :)

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  11. I love the complementing colors and the contrasting texture of the smooth hair and the very detailed sky. Advance happy birthday to your Leo's Tammie!

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  12. What a fun technique, sometimes things that go wrong end up so right!
    Beautiful work as always~

    // Virtual Boy

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  13. it's great when a mess up can bring about a change in the process to make something different. what a great piece. hope all is well. have a great night~

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  14. Oh goodness!!! What an adventure you had! Isn't it exciting when you experiment and something wonderful comes out? I can imagine you undergoing such emotions. She is indeed arisen from the earth. Beautiful and haunting.

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  15. these blues & greens of your past 2 pieces cool me on these steamy summer days... further pushing me towards the shore - must get to the ocean soon for a do-nothing day swimming & playing in sand!!

    & I'm a Leo - thank you for the birthday wishes ♥

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  16. Your Goddess is beautiful Tammie... I love her hair... another Leo here too... seems there is a few of us...lol.. happy birthday to your mother and sister...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  17. Beautiful girl and I too love her hair. The blue background is fantastic.

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  18. This is fantastic Tammie, you are making so much progress as an artist, a pleasure to watch it happening...

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  19. I love how her hair becomes the mountains.

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