Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Want to Protect You

This painting has come from deep within my heart. It is the very first painting I have completed this year. It's a very personal piece. I hope you enjoy it!

Close up of the bear and girl.

Look at all of those stars!

You can see a dark forest in the distance.

It all started with a rough sketch.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

They Came to Protect Her

There comes a time in a girl's life when she becomes a woman. She is strong and brave, ready to jump into life and take risks. She ventures away from the safety of her home and into the wild. When that occurs, women come across all kinds of beings throughout our journey. Sometimes we are lucky enough to come across some that accompany us and are willing to stand by us no matter what. This very special and personal piece is about that encounter, the adventure and magic that life is. Enjoy!

Detail of the girl

Wolves like dogs are loyal companions and fierce protectors. 

The bat in Chinese culture represents happiness. 

It all started with a rough sketch

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Reading

I'm learning the Tarot and decided to do a personal reading. There are many types of readings one can do. I decided on a simple past, present and future. I would do three paintings of this reading, not an exact copy of the card, but instead, an interpretation of the meaning. In another post I showed you the painting of the "Present" which was a wolf in sheep's clothing. I have now completed the "Past" piece. It is of a woman who cannot see because she is blindfolded and her body is a cage that holds her bleeding heart that has been punctured by sharp arrows. Take a look...

This is the final piece. 

Detail of the heart. 

My process, she initially had eyes that you could see. I decided to cover them. 

The covered eyes. 

Blocking in the color at the beginning. 

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