Nov 3, 2013

Tilt to Listen, Tilt to Receive

whenever i create a woman with her head tilted to the side
i think of my friends pup, Lucy:

she has snow on her nose in this photo

I created this sketch while flying a couple weeks ago
it took so many layers of paint until i was happy with it

Sharing with Sophia's:


  1. Very nice work! I also love your header, the hairstyle is fascinating.

  2. It was a good decision to put many layer sof paint until you were content with it, so he result has some deep dimenson. The eyes are really speaking! What a wonderful clear light blue in these eys! I think, these are your eyes.

    Very sweet dog! Your yellow-brown companion with very true eyes.

  3. Your work is beautiful! :)

  4. I love this, as I love all your portraits (and every illustration), but the "tilt to listen, tilt to receive" ,,,, that totally grabbed my heart. Thank you for words I will be thinking about for days to come.

  5. LOVE the title and what an intriguing image! Love the hair and oh, those eyes! Wonderful! Happy SS! xo, janice

  6. Lucy is adorable but the eyes and silver hair of this beautiful woman are stunning!

  7. The skin color is so delicate, like a softly pink pearl. Also the pale colors of the lips are very fine.
    Also, cute puppy! :)

  8. Beautiful. I love how delicate and gentle she looks. I love portraits that have a tilt like this. (And, it is always adorable to see a puppy doing the same thing!)

    I should follow your lead on this one, and keep adding more layers to my paintings because I have a bad habit of just adding gesso and starting over. I should try to not be frustrated and just hang in there layer after layer! (I used to paint on watercolor paper, and when things didn't work out I would tear them up...that's when my husband suggested I paint on wood ;)
    Have a wonderful week.

  9. You did a great job with this one!
    The dog looks so cute with snow on her nose.

    Have a great week!


  10. Beautiful photo of lucy!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  11. Joli post ! marvellous shoot !
    Have a nice day
    (thank's for your comment and visit to my blog)

  12. What a sweet and fun little puppy. And teh painting is very pretty. Love to see your work.
    Liefs, Melanie

  13. Ha Tammie, een prachtige jonge dame
    mooie kleuren die roepen haar tot leven lijkt het.
    en het het jonge hondje zo schattig
    om verliefd op te worden!!
    liefs een groetje Christiene.

    Ha Tammie, a beautiful young lady
    beautiful colors that recall her to life seems.
    And the young dog so cute
    to be! love
    a lovingly greet you Christiene.

  14. She is beautiful! And I love the "similarities" with the dog :-)

  15. Tammie you have captured the spirit of dear Lucy in your beautiful maiden.

  16. You have done justice to Lucy's expression!

  17. I think that is a dog's "I'm listening" face.
    Do you have an idea in your head when you start each lady? Love her eyes.

  18. hello everyone!
    thank you for your messages and visits!

    Dori, yes, the layers do add interest and dimension, so interesting to experience that! I loved the eyes at one point, then did not, so painted over part of them and began again... such freedom in doing that.

    Anno, with the words catching you, they have caught me again too, thank you for that!

    you too Janice! thank you

    Joan, you might enjoy taking one of Micki Wildes classes, she works with many layers of color and it is so interesting to watch and learn from!

    Hi Sandy, I agree "i am listening, i am trying to understand". Also as for ideas, not usually. I just look at the paper and start with eyes, or sometimes a nose, or sometimes the mouth. Once in a while it is an owl or bunny etc that gets me going. But each piece surprises me.... that is part os what i love about creating my art!
    thank you for asking.

    lovely day and night to one and all!

  19. Love the dreamy quality of this piece! Happy SS!

  20. Bonjour chère amie,

    J'aime cette douce comparaison faite avec ce joli chiot !
    Il y a tant de douceur dans ce portrait... Un regard profond et si bleu...
    Gros bisous

  21. An amazing painting. I like the value work. Such a super cute pup, the photo is really good.

  22. Layering the paint really worked great. She's very pretty! Xo

  23. Oh yes I can see all the work you put in her ♥ much interest, when put so much layers down! I mean look at her hair and her smooth skin...beautiful!! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!! Of course you are in the lotterypot twice (because of sharing it on FB too) to win a free place in the SOULFOOD Class ♥ Good luck :) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  24. This turned out so beautifully! the sketch was gorgeous but the paint really brought her to life. I like a sideways head too.

  25. Tammie she is beautiful and very special!

  26. What a sweet pup! Your painting is gorgeous! I love her and her hair and eyes speak to me. Beautiful!

  27. sweet faces
    both!! ;^))

    there is a new dc theme
    will you join?....

  28. Oh she's beautiful, Tammie! I get such a magical feeling when I see a woman with her head tilted to the side. ^_^ What a lovely and adorable little pup Lily is. Awwwww! >___<

    Oh and your welcome for the artist suggestion. <3

  29. Dogs can be so expressive and you captured it so well.

  30. Love the colors you've chosen for her, Tammie! Tilting ladies are quite a trademark of yours now. :)

  31. Oh yes, that's true! they seem to have that in common, how fun! You always have great ideas! :) I think the faces that are tilted as here is charming. and this is a very lovely drawing and painting! :)

    Lucy is sweeeet!! charming dog! =)


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