Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I reached for some paper this morning...

and suddenly the canvas and paints that had been calling my name were quieted as I began to work.


Papers that I had been saving for a special project seemed perfect for today. I used gel medium to attach a background to my canvas. Then I sketched my girl, painted her face, cut out her wings and dress, and attached them. I added a birdcage and distressed the papers I had used.



I was a bit worried about her hair, but I finally got that done, adding highlights then taking them away. Then, jewelry was added. Classic pearl.




Last night I mentioned to my husband that I just might paint our bathroom today. Well, I DID paint, didn't I? And between you and me... this was a lot more fun.


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17 comments:

miruspeg said...

Roban how delightful that you reached for the paper and not venture into the bathroom....well not for painting anyway!

You have much talent in this area too my friend. Your soul must have been rejoicing as this lovely girl unfolded.

Big hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Roban said...

Oh, Peggy, it was! I had the best time creating my girl. I knew it was the right thing to be doing today.

beth said...

what ? really ?
that's beautiful !!!.....when i reach for paper it never looks like this. ever !

McMGrad89 said...

Yay for creativity. I love how she came together. She is beautiful.

Cinner said...

I think she is just beautiful Roban. I am glad you had time to play today. it can be such fun. glad you are well. take care.

Candace said...

You are so amazing Roban! You have so many talents; it is simply a joy to read your blog.

Kamana said...

i should reach for paper! but i just know that its not going to end up anything even remotely as delightful as this.

ELK said...

just so happy to see the emerging steps to your amazing piece .. you did the right thing answering the canvas and paint!!

susanna said...

She is absolutely beautiful! She has such a dreamy expression on her face. With the two love birds in the cage, I wonder if she is thinking of someone in particular?

Naturegirl said...

A beauty created and you are gifted!

Porch Days said...

What a lovely girl you created. Nice that you showed her in steps as she came to life. Yes, more fun than painting a bathroom!
Nancy

Snap said...

i really like your girl. well done! and, you did paint!!!!! happy monday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful creation! You are very talented. I love the use of different materials you used here. I think I have some of those very same papers in my craft drawer :)

Do I detect a little of your daughter in this girl?

Sherry said...

Oh, that is very nice!
Sherry

Relyn said...

Oh my goodness!! You have wonderful, wonderful talent. Just looking at this painting makes me smile. Happy spring, my friend.

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beth said...

beautiful !!!
you're so talented !!

{thanks for sharing the andy photo}