Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tranquillity



Face 24

Face 24 of 29 Faces is depicting my need for some quiet time.  I know when I have to step back and rest as I start to make silly mistakes.

In this case it proved to be a bonus.  The above was just the face and hair with a plain background.  I had used my new Inktense pencils and while munching on my tomatoes and crackers at lunch wondering whether to add water, a slice of tomato slid off and landed on my lovely picture!  So now I had a patch of smeared pencil that was stained red - they were very juicy tomatoes.  Now I had no choice, and I had to add a background as the tomato had stained the white background.

I sat looking at it and thought, she looks as if she is floating in water on her back, which I wished I was doing instead of here in the oppressive heat wave we are having. So, my goddess turned into Ophelia!  She really is not drowning herself; she is just floating along dreaming of tranquillity.

Face 25
So in the quest of finding that quiet I am going to take tomorrow off.  But so that I don’t get behind in my faces here is Face 25 - a quick digital drawing I did in Photoshop.

I haven’t just been doing faces, this week I managed to squeeze in this gouache of my begonia that resides on top of the fridge.  I love all forms of begonias from the garish bedding ones to the exotic houseplants.  My Dad used to bred them in his nursery and whenever I look at them I remember him with love.  I still have some tubers of his and they are still flourishing every year despite being about 10 years old.

The scripture I am taking into the coming week is: Instead, your beauty should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God's sight. 1Pe 3:4  GNB

Have a lovely week creating wonderful art all you lovely bloggers and see you next week.  Blessings. 

 I am linking this to Sunday Sketches, check out the wonderful art there.

17 comments:

  1. so wonderful to see your different faces
    floating sounds wonderful right now
    i remember how good it felt oh so long ago when i was pregnant!

    lovely scripture ~

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  2. I like both your faces, especially face 25 - very Picaso-ish! Begonias are so pretty - I'm gearing up for some spring flowers!

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  3. Floating along in tranquillity sounds perfect to me! I love her. I also love my Inktense - go on... be brave... slosh the water!

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  4. what a lovely way to remember your dad, and your begonia is so pretty. I love your girl floating away in the water. I agree with Lessandra, the 2nd face is very Picasoish!

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  5. Oh Sharon, Ophelia is beautiful! Isn't it great when we are forced to change something because of a mistake or an accident, and it ends up better than before? Your Photoshop-girl looks great too, have to try that some time ....

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  6. I LOVE face 25! really cool ! great work

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  7. Lovely illustrations and so creative of you to recover from the tomato trying to paint your work ~ ^_^

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  8. Love your Ophelia, very nice - and difficult - angle, great job! Your begonia is really wonderful too, love how it is almost abstract.

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  9. I love when something unexpected happens and we use it creatively like you have today. Great Ophelia! Along the lines of surprise. I would like to let you know that I have awarded you with the "Liebster Award". It originated in Germany and means the LOVE award. It was awarded to me and I have picked 5 other blogs (who have less than 200 followers) that I enjoy as it is a "pay-it-forward" type of honor. Please go to my blog to see all about how to accept the award. I hope you will accept as you do a great job here, Sharon!

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  10. love coming here just to read your thoughts! Beautiful tranquillity piece. The begonias look lovely too.

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  11. Love the faces, well done on turning a tomatoe mishap into a dreamy water wonder. Really love your begonias painting.. :)

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  12. Loving the cool winter colors of all your pieces today! Lovely!

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  13. Lovely colors and your faces show great emotion. Isn't it great to have something so wonderful come from something so unexpected? :)

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  14. Beautiful art, Sharon, especially the first one.

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  15. That's the first thing I thought... it was Ophelia :o) Beautiful cool colors. The second one is great too, cool colors and fun shapes. I love the begonia, so abstracted, and still tells you "plant" :o)
    Enjoy your day off.

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  16. I adore face #25! Love that painting style!

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  17. Such a lovely painting of the tranquil lady. And what a happy accident with the tomato slice.
    How do you like your new inktense pencils? I love mine so much, so look forward to seeing more of your paintings using them.
    So much to see and say on this post. Your digital painting is just marvellous. So pleased to see your digital work. And that reminder of your father.
    Imlove to see such inventive people, you inspire me. Thanks, Sandra.

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