Saturday, 28 July 2012

Alice


Alice is my paternal Grandmother. I had always thought of her as a typical woman of her era – living in the shadow of her husband. How wrong I was, I have been researching family history and found that she was the mainstay of the the family.

I want to correct this image my generation have of her and honour her as a proverbs 31 woman. She lived her life to the full. For more about Alice see my Stand on Faith blog.

Every week on Fridays I will post work with the verses of Proverbs 31. I will not necessarily use the same techniques in each work as I want to experiment with media and styles.

(This was created by using a painting I completed a couple of years ago. I used photoshop and some calligraphic artwork and and lots of layers and fiddled a lot!)

13 comments:

  1. The women in my family also have tended to be very strong. I like your image very much.

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  2. Thank you for your visit and comments I appreciate very much.

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  3. Beautiful painting! She looks like a strong woman. I have never tried painting real people before! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  4. Your layers are amazing and really contribute to the strength she portrays. Lovely!

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  5. I agree with above comments... she does portray strength. The Proverbs 31 woman is certainly something to strive for - and I so often fall so short!

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  6. She is lovely and so well done ~ lovely idea for your posting ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Powerful piece!! Oh how true that is!! Behind every successful man is a good woman!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. I think this is so cool what you're doing. As Giggles said...very powerful piece.

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  9. how wonderful it is to revive figures from our past! this portrait is magnificent - she is seen as full of character & strenght

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  10. I'm going to enjoy your series. Beautiful artwork. I used to get discouraged when I read about the Prov. 31 woman. But I'm sure she didn't automatically become here...lots of work on her part. So each day I work a litter harder and ask God to mold me into His woman.

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  11. What a lovely tribute to this wonderful woman! I like all that you did here.

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  12. How lovely. Don't you love digging up information and history about people, makes them come back to life almost. :) And I love the surprises and discoveries as well.

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