Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, August 30, 2010

Call Me a Crazy Dreamer

No. 13 She Speaks For Herself

She's been in my dreams for awhile. You may see a little different style, I call it my painterly style. I notice that I try to stretch myself a little, and then I go too far, and then I go back to my old ways and then I start over and try to stretch myself again. Do you do that? It seems a safe way to proceed.
What I see in this portrait is a prototype of things to come. In my dreams, she's a large oil painting- painted from a live model standing by a camilla bush. She's only a twinkle of that but it will come to me someday.
I've given myself until 70 to be famous. I figure I will need the extra attention by then. So in the mean-time, I'm just making my way to stardom one painting at a time. I expect that there are 1000 paintings between this one and the one that will hang in a museum.
If you live long enough, you may see it too.

16 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I love what you did with your painting - in every sense!!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love your positive artistic creative energy, it's always so much fun coming her!! This piece is magnificent!! She's really stunning!

Carolyn said...

Ahhhhh! She is beautiful - so soft, sweet, gentle...the colors of love. Ahhh! I like her! By the way, could you hurry things up a little, when you’re 70, I’ll be, I don’t know at least 100…do I have to wait that long? She’s beautiful, this one! But I know there are more to come…can’t wait! (Thanks for your comments on my blog. Someday I’ll tell Michael’s story…more of our history. He is a miracle.)

Terri said...

I love the aire of confidence she exudes!

Jeanne Nelson said...

The painterly style is wonderful, Peggy! She's very soothing on the eyes. Great work.

chrissy said...

i love your style girlfriend.
love it.
keep it up.
xo
c

danielle said...

Goosebumps and tingles while reading this post! LOVE this! Dream BIG sister... My odds are you getting famous WAY before 70! xo

Buffy said...

I love your dream,especially at the end when your art is hanging there and those women are looking at it. I'm sure your dream is not that far away. I love this girl,I think because she is a dreamer. Beautiful again.

Emelie said...

HI, my first time here and Ihave been here now for about 30 minutes looking and looking, enjoying your art so much and what you have to say. It is a great feeling to read things that I have thought and never said, we could all write a great book if we wrote the way we think because it just feels good to have that connectiveness of thoughts.

You have done a lot of work, beautiful and each different, I am thinking about what you said about being tired or bored with oneself.
I am at times but not tired of doing the faces I just would like a little different look once in a while.

Thanks for coming by my blog and I do remember you from Sharon's classes, I really had a fun visit this morning and feel energy from seeing all your work.

simplyred said...

Love her! She is one of my all-time favorites. And I like that she "almost" has a smile on her face. Just beautiful!

Ernie

Steve Emery said...

Lovely. This one seems soft spoken. I like the head position, in particular.

And I do that same thing with my painting, too. Step out, try things, retreat to the comfortable and have to push myself all over again. It doesn't feel like one long journey to somewhere new, but rather like a series of daily strolls, shorter trips into the nearby unknown. Sometimes it seems like a smart way to do it - sometimes it feels timid. I try to just keep going...

Poetic Artist said...

Hello sister friend,
I like her and the affect of her.
So I hope you will be in the gallery could you make it in Italy.
It will give me another reason to go. Dont make it to long because I would like to go when I can still walk and not have to be pushed around in a wheelchair. LOL.
Katelen

Nancy said...

You are such an inspiration...I am sure you will make it big time..you've got the talent.....

I love this painting....she really draws you into her world.....

Juliette Crane said...

she's beautiful! i just adore the colors and her expression! it's so emotional and there's so much depth. i just love that photo of her in the museum too :)

xoxo, juliette

Lori Saul said...

What a wonderful discovery - of your beautiful art and blog. This piece is stunning - truly expressive. So lovely to read your thoughts and dreams as well. I look forward to visiting again!

Caio Fern said...

i want to live long enough and see this.