Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fly Baby Fly

5th one! I wish you could see this up close - she has globs of texture on her because I painted mostly with my hands in big ole pools of paint -so luxurious!


My hat goes off to these girls who make a living doing their art. It is SO HARD to stay in the process and not get caught up in the paint-for-sale mode. I want each of these women's faces to have strength and presence, and a piece of my heart and it is JOYOUS LABOR, my friend.

Sweet Farmer reminded me last night that I can still go to Italy, whether I sell any paintings or not but I told him that it's not the same- that I want my art to fly me to Italy. He just looks at me quizzically and I love that clueless, albeit a little sad-puppy-dog look that says-"why is she driving herself crazy when I just want to give her time to paint because she loves it and it makes her so friggin happy, and I can take care of the rest". He actually said that last night in so many words. Ahhhhh. I do love him for it but I truly think that promoting this art will strengthen me and give me presence and increase my heart capacity- do you see a theme growing here??

It is already working something different in me.

Thanks to those who encouraged me to make cards. I think I will. OMG ooodnesssss.

Tell me if you think I'm beginning to slip. PLEASE. Sometimes, just a little suggestion/critique, like, "I would move the words down and to the right" can really, really help. (thank you Tinnie Girl, check her out- fabulous art)!


I love hearing those comments about favorites. (Thanks Buffy for choosing "Nobody's Fool". No one had picked her as a favorite and so far, she's mine too) It helps me know what is universally pleasing.

14 comments:

Carolyn said...

I know I have to have one of your "girls" - at least one - just to remind me that the power is in the doing - whatever it is! You have the power! Congratulations on doing it!

Nancy said...

I love this one...all that texture makes such a different look....
Girl, you are moving on out.....
Great Job....

Poetic Artist said...

I am so loving the girls...I have to agree..I would love to own one of the girls..
Your plan is working...
You have open the door for the girls to walk right in..LOL
Katelen

Rebecca Anthony said...

I see strength in all these pieces, you are on an inspirational roll(O:

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog...you're a sweetheart...I hope you'll come back....

DJ said...

Wow...you are GROWING, OC! This one is my fave so far!
Luscious, I must say...

NatashaMay said...

You painted with your hands? How amazing is that?! :) I hope I'll find the courage one day to try it out. :) Your sweet farmer is really sweet, hold on to him. :) Great painting! I have no critique.

Cathy Bueti said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love it! I can't believe you painted this with your hands! So cool! That must have been fun!

I love the color palette, especially the shades of pink for the shirt!

Lovely!

:)

Bren said...

I'm not sure I've seen all your girls yet as this is my first visit to your blog, but I love this one. The rich quality of colours that your achieved along with the molten tones of movement (I expect your fingers made this magic) She's wonderful.
Looking forward to exploring your blog and thank you for your comments on mine :-)

Buffy said...

Awww painting with your hands is the best. I love to do that,and you're right it gives great texture. This one is beautiful too. You should be proud of yourself for saying that you want to fly yourself to italy.But that was really sweet of him to say that.

Diane said...

Oooh, you're in the flow now!

Jennifer Richardson said...

LOVE the motion in your painting
....the swirling,
rolling,
lilting,
dipping,
movement!
Altogether beautiful.
But I especially love the fingerpainting feeling....the dance:)
-Jennifer

WrightStuff said...

I've just been for a blog hop and came across your beautiful paintings. Your girls are fab. I paint girls too. I'm just in the middle . In fact just blogging while I wait for the latest paint layer to dry! Lovely blog, I'm off for more of a look around.

Mustang Goddess said...

Her eyes in this painting are hauntingly beautiful. And you painted it with your hands? You have so much talent! Someday, I'd like to try to paint. It's on my "bucket list"......