Friday, 22 March 2013

Journal Pages and WIP





This week my journal pages are abstracts.  I have been in the garden a bit this week.  Getting it ready for autumn plantings of veggies and flowers.  While doing so I reflected a lot on the marks we make on the landscape, and how quickly they seem to disappear.



 These colours are not the colours of the landscape here at the moment as everything is brown and brown!  I had paint left over from my WIP, and with the ‘waste not want not’ principle these pages emerged.

Work In Progress



This is a portrait of a friend in acrylics.  I have known her since we were students and all that time she has suffered severe depression.  She has been on my heart as she is withdrawing more and more as each year passes. Many people have given up on her, saying she is a lost cause.  I don’t think she is, as she paints the most beautiful works of natural fantasy – yes the plants are distorted, but the colours are light and crystal clear- beautiful blues turquoises greens purples and so on.  They are full of light.  Yes, she wears black all the time and pushes people away, including me.  But her work shows her soul which is full of light. 
 
Anyway, those thoughts were in my head when I started painting.  But something strange happened.  As I was painting the next stage (below) my thoughts started to change.  Originally, I was going to have the girl emerging from a dark wood.  But my brush started to want to paint colour and things like flowers and birds are starting to implant themselves in my mind!  So you will have to see where I go next week.  It will be a surprise to me too!



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29 comments:

  1. Dear Sharon,
    I love your Lady in Blue. So deep and with silence.
    Your Journal Pages about grdening are beautiful. I know this feeling. So many thougths about the life, during digging in mother earth. Here is springtime, but snow is falling and we are waiting about sun and joy.
    Hugs and love
    Erika

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  2. Amazing! sometime a painting can have a mind of it's own. The outcome is stunning1

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  3. Oh, I love how your brush wants to go with colours and life. Maybe it's because that's what you want for your friend, to be able to see those things. Looking forward to where it takes you.

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  4. I just love your Lady in Blue and her companion, wonderful work! HPPF!

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  5. Beautiful work Sharon! Interesting abstract.

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  6. the painting of your lady in blue is so poignant, and i love your abstract in it's Spring-like colors.I'm looking forward to seeing the browns go and the greens and flowers to appear :) Happy PPF!

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  7. What a beautiful painting. Your friend is very lucky to have you in her life. My last boyfriend suffered from severe depression, it's not an easy disease to contend with, I give you a lot of credit for standing by her side.

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  8. Beautiful painting, intersting how she changed on the way! <3

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  9. Dear Sharon: You have incredible talent with faces...Just incredible. The piece in progress...just beautiful. I can't wait to come back to see it. Will you post it?

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  10. loving your blueprint for the garden Sharon.
    Can see you want your friend to come out of the darkness and into the light and see all the beautiful colours around her. You are such a good friend. Am so loving this beautiful picture already.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Wonderful journal pages and portrait, Sharon!
    Lovely sense of color, too.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Really love your blue lady and her little cat is adorable.
    Happy PPF!

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  13. Sharon, I agree that the colors are more appropriate than the dark wood. What a beautiful face your image has. Great work.

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  14. Okay I have goosebumps from this post!! My gauge for excellence.The way your painting emerged from haunting to light and gorgeous showed me your true loving spirit and understanding for another creative....When I'm in a creative stint I tend to withdraw. I find people steal my energy if I let them.... I need that alone time!! All your work is beautiful and I love it. I was drawn to click on your abstracts on my side bar....love them too!!
    Thanks for sharing your friend and your compassion!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I need that alone time too, too many people saps your strength when creating. But then you need people to create. It is a balance thing! Hugs to you too.

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  15. Sharon your lady looks wonderful already shrouded in blue with the lovely soft colours around her. I do wonder where you will go with it next...

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  16. I love your portrait! That is quite a transformation from the before to the after. There is so much joy in it now. I believe God came into your heart. Blessings!

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  17. Sharon..your post deeply touched me about your friend..so wonderful that you keep connected to her..what a gift and a treasure you are! HUgs! Shining light and peace to her...she sounds like a very creative and magical soul.
    Wowness..I totally love your art..both versions...and how it transformed..very special to witness....so very powerful and inspiring..this carries a lot of magnificent energy..and harmony and light..such an empowering piece!
    Victoria

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  18. I love the shades of blue, it feels hopeful. It looks like one is wintry and one is for spring!

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  19. Sharon wonderful work!! I love the cool feel to this piece. Lovely and the kitty is so cute! WOnderful!

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  20. thoughts have been turning to the garden here as well and I am planting out for autumn this week I hope... so I totally get the first pages and those colours... our garden is like a solid wall of green and it has been a task to clear and get the beds ready after all the rain... and the portrait is awesome... love the colours...xx

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  21. awesome!! love those cool colors and composition! lovely cat!

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  22. Never thought of making a journal page out of my gardening ideas. That is fantastic. Great pages. Glad I got to see them.

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  23. Lovely work, the portrait of your friend is amazing! Valerie

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  24. I love your garden inspired pages. Oh how I long to be outside in mine! The portrait of your friend is lovely. Happy PPF (on Saturday!)

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  25. Very nice. Your garden and your portraits are wonderful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  26. This post is so beautiful! I hope you will be able to show her in some way that you care, as it seems you do!
    The second version of the portrait you maybe have integrated the colours she uses in her paintings?

    Hugs Ilona


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    1. I know she reads my blog, so I am hoping that she will see it and know that I am there. Yes I have used her colours.

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