Oct 6, 2012

Youth


he is a young genie
spunky 
more sure of himself than is wise
 his determination for adoration
pushed him
revealing his weaknesses
and 
bruising his pride


this began as a sketch 
in a wee book (5.5"x7")
page coated in Casein white paint


then i smeared oil pastels here and there
and rubbed
added watercolors
straight from the tube
i thought i was done here:

nope, final it the top image
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not until i took this photo did i read the words
of this page
perhaps it would be good to read this beautiful book
before i cover it with art!
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sharing with Sophia's:
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33 comments:

  1. He looks great, and seems to suit the text alongside - are you leaving some of the text?

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  2. Very nice! I am now following you!

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  3. Very beautiful painting! It's been a while since I've used oil pastes, DEFINETLY have to use them.

    Hadiyah

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  4. he looks very striking!i like the bluey tones in the picture- very genie-esque!

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  5. Love the round cheeks, they define youth! Love also the whimsical expression and sparkilng eyes!

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  6. ...the sacred texts ~ found a way for expressive thought ~ thee art ever the amazing creative muse whisperer!... ...blessed be! ~ dear beautiful heart!... ...xXx...

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  7. You are so talented! :)
    Big hugs from Sweden!

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  8. There's something special about what's behind those eyes...

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  9. those are sparkle and look very all-knowing.

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  10. wow - sparkly youth! the I Ching page fits him somehow :D

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  11. A magical face. He has very intelligent eyes and you have probably left it too late to read the book, perhaps you could get another copy just for reading:)
    xx

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  12. you have captured the sense of youth so well in this boy genie!

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  13. such a soulful sketch, tammie. i love that you captured, "youth"

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  14. Great image and I love the way you are creating at the moment:) sounds like a fun technique

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  15. Beautiful image ~ excellent! And yes the I Ching is a treasure ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  16. Yet another lovely face! =) So gorgeous, and I like the right chin lightening up, strong intelligent eyes.. a wise guy I think ;)

    I love your shadows here! In the last one did you add more yellow, or is it just the light and the light exposure of the camera?

    Also I like much the words in the back :)

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  17. He has a very sweet, feminine side. A gentle soul no doubt.

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  18. oh wow!!! this is so amazing and love the way you did it on the book page....wonderful piece Tammie!!!!

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  19. thank you all for your visits and messages, it means so much to me.

    Viola:
    The last photo where there is yellow, well i thought that was the completion of this piece, that i was done... but then i kept going. So it looked like that at one stage. The top photo is the completed piece and i could easily continue and do more to that one. funny how that is sometimes.

    thank you for asking.

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  20. I want to paint in an old book, what a cool idea! He looks great in it! Really like those yellow highlights!

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  21. it's interesting you used the book as the canvas. i wonder what content he covered.:)

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  22. So beautiful Tammie..the essence of youth shines..he has a softness and gentleness!Wonderful seeing it all unfold..

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  23. Beautiful work. Love the progression and the transformation

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  24. How original!
    Tammie, you are unique!
    Paint on the book ... wonderful!

    Hugs my friend!

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  25. Ah, Tammie! He's WONDERFUL!!!

    Oh, my--you are such a talented artist...I loved watching the progression of this piece.

    If you write back, sweet Friend--could you use the old address?

    ((hugs)) Love you!

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  26. I've been buying old books and hope to do this someday: filling in pages with art work. I love how there is a glimmer in his eyes and smile!

    And thank you for your thoughts on my blog post. Your comment reminded me of the true problem: I had not cleaned up after my last two projects.

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  27. This beautiful young man looks like a magic prince of a beautiful mystical country. I like him very much.

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  28. Wonderful! Love seeing the process!

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  29. This is a beautiful painting but I still cannot bear to do this to a book :)

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  30. love this art laid upon text....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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