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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fragile

Remember this? I bravely started a new painting with the intention of pulling together all my different skills on one canvas and here she is. You can tell from the previous photo she has undergone a transformation, in fact she was completely scrubbed out and re-drawn. When I started this I didn't have much of an idea which direction I was going to take - I have trouble doing paintings for the sake of it, they need a story or a theme to exist - which is why it has taken me so long to finish it. However Inspire Me Thursday this week is about tears and emotions which fitted in with her look, she looks calm and serene on the outside but there is a hint of pain so I added a little poem and the broken butterflies to suggest inner turmoil. I'm not entirely sure it's worked, I'm out of my comfort zone so will put it away for a while until I make my mind up what to do with it.

9 comments:

suzie q said...

It's beautiful, Karen. She has softened with the Spring...
absolutely beautiful :)
Hugs, Suze xXx

carra said...

Beautiful! There's a sad softness about it that touches my heart.

melanie said...

oh how lovely! very soft and light, yet her expression does reveal a bit of turmoil or fragility in her. beautiful.

Julia said...

So tender and soft!! Beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is ethereal, I love how it seems to shimmer.

platinum blonde said...

love the butterflies. so beautiful!

Deb G said...

This is beautiful. Well done.

Miriam said...

Oh it's very pretty~ I'm glad you went out of your comfort zone.

nirmala said...

Its so pretty luv the soft luk u gt it rite and beautiful and serene.