Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Art Spirit










I See My Spirit


Wait now. You should not be surprised that I worked in front of her face. I showed the sketch and when the time came I had to hold true to it. I wanted to.

I suppose, well actually I know that this painting fits within my "Sister Series". And if there is a problem with composition and where the eye should enter and where the gaze should lead and what one should see on the way through the experience, well then I have succeeded. For that is the point of my person seeing what is in front of me and through my minds eye. There is always too much to see. Looking through my minds eye. I see my art spirit.

Expect,

Sharon

40 comments:

  1. This is by far one of my most fav's that you have ever posted. I love the architectual elements. Reminds me of sort of a blueprint but from an artist's point of view.. play on words there. the black background, the white sketches.. it's like looking into your mind which is what you I think were trying to capture. It's beautiful.. best best.
    thanks for posting it. I wondered about your comments on the strain of trying to get to your art. Something I too struggle with that! Time restraints, life restraints.
    However, I have found those very restraints, once lifted, allow the most creative energy to spill out.
    Like it's the juicy stuff we store up.
    xoxo linda

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  2. OMG! What's got into you!!! This is just absolutely wonderful! My very favorite so far. You really amaze me!

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  3. I agree with everyone!! I love this piece. I could just look at it for hours!!!

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  4. You asked me in your comment on my post on The Awakening.

    "Why aren't you makeing these beautiful figures all the time?"
    The answer is: I want to be able to paint like you :)
    This is a wonderful piece it has everything in it that I love, faces, houses, words, and the wonderful look of stained glass...is this perhaps you magnum opus :?

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  5. This is such a beautiful painting. I love the shards of colour in front of her face and all the different elements. I am also reminded of stained glass.

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  6. It is lovely Sharon, love the colours and textures.

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  7. wow. i can't believe this...wait. yes, i can- it came out of Sharon!!! talk about out of the box, lady! good gravy, this is beyond words wonderful. you've challenged me yet again to keep letting go and just look. thank you.

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  8. Sharon, this is just wonderful. There is so much to look at and so much to absorb! What an imagination you have! I hope someday to just let 'er rip and paint like this! I am totally impressed!

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  9. No sure I am ready to speak yet, I will think of something later that I wish I had said. I think that sometimes we paint for the pure pleasure of the beauty of creating, sometimes I collage for the pure enjoyment of the tools available to use. This painting is so beautiful because it expresses inner emotions of the artist, plus getting to do all the fun things. The beauty is not just superficial it is something deeply felt. This in my observation. I did recognize the sisters and always love them.

    I have been gardening and leave this page up on the computer so I can come and look again s there is a lot to see. I was excited to see how the parts of the scetch
    came about in the final painting.
    It is very exciting to see all the parts and go back to the focus.

    wanting to paint now: Emelie

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  10. WOW, Sharon, this is too fabulous for words. LOVE IT!! YEP---Love it! ...Ok--now--let me catch my breath from hyperventilating... Ok, Martha, just breathe....slowly, breathe in--now out.......

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  11. This piece turned out wonderfully. Your minds eye is awesome. Thank you for sharing

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  12. This is very complicated. Just like life. I see your spirit too! And you will see, as I will also...that getting through these "hard to see times" isn't understood until you can look back upon them. You are deep! You are wonderful! Hang in there. Pat

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  13. All I seem to find is the word
    "Amazing" Just another way
    you tell your story!
    Hugs, Mary

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  14. So different to other recent works, yet clearly your work at the same time. I love it, esp the white lines on black, which gives it quite a complex character I think.

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  15. Love this. I am getting ready to sell one place and go somewhere....I feel like this person, so many opportunities, places, clouds my mind. If you are selling this let me know.

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  16. Really interesting and complex on many levels. It has been such a pleasure watching your art grow and you and Norah get things going with the paintbox.

    Darla

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  17. I really like this approach! It gives such depth to the piece but has the integrity of all your work:)

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  18. This is really intriguing image. Love how she is looking at all the different towers of inspiration, and that she is almost obscured, or overwhelmed, by it. Your art just keeps developing.

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  19. It took several viewings to be sure it was not a piece combining painting and stained glass, either our seeing in or the figure seeing out through the shard-shaped pieces. And through it all, your color choice of "flesh." Glad I found your art through your mention of True Colors. Thank you.

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  20. This is amazing! There are so many things to see....from every angle. I love it!!

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  21. So beautiful, magical really.

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  22. This is wonderful, truly wonderful
    I love it. Thank you for sharing.
    Katelen

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  23. WOW Girl...you jumped out of the box with both feet! I love it.

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  24. Sharon,
    The depth and beauty of the imagery in this painting are absolutely hypnotic. It's like an artist's rough rendering of your imagination. The dark background and white text create a mysterious blueprint effect, and the the architectural details on the towers: the butterfly wings and faces are simply haunting. I think I could look at it forever. This is my favorite of all your paintings, by far, and I love ALL your work. What size is this piece?

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  25. This is one of my favorites also. It's beautiful Sharon, just beautiful.

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  26. this is so different from your other work and i absolutely love it! there is so much going on, i'm sucked into the canvas! wonderful...i bow to you...

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  27. beautiful Sharon, just beautiful ! I love it. You really work fast on your art, I am amazed by your creativity. Have a great day ! Greeting from Norway

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  28. I really like this painting! It is awesome!!! :)

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  29. WOW!!!! I have just spend the last day and night reading your entire blog...yep you read right ENTIRE!!! Call me crazy, call me a stalker whatever you will, but it won't change how i feel!!! My goodness I think I love you, well...more so your work (I think our 'girls' could be distant relatives, hehe)and your mind. I wish I could visit you for a peek in that bird nesting box (hope they appreciated the interior design work!!)and some art therapy thank you so very much for sharing your amazing talent, I feel very inspired indeed.
    With much worship
    Kirsty
    (Australia)
    PS I'm setting up a new blog can I link to you??

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  30. I love the complexity of this piece. It's wonderful.

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  31. This is fantastic Sharon...I have loved reading back through the posts to see your journey. Wonderful, personal piece! I didnt expect this...

    Jacky xox

    I've missed a few of your posts...our computer has been out of action for nearly a week...talk about withdrawals!!!

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  32. amazing art!I came here through 'blogged'and am happy to have discovered your work.

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  33. WOW Sharon this would be my favourite of all time. I love the direction this style is taking.

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  34. Hi Sharon

    I'm just visiting since you are joining the Mixed Media Art ning site. I am BLOWN AWAY by this piece. You really have an amazing talent and I'm thrilled you're joining the group.

    Please let me know if that wasn't you and merely someone using your name.

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  35. Sharon.................it's like I see you growing as an artist right before my eyes! I wish I could make the progress you have.....it takes that constant working! You are such a "role model" for some of us that don't work with the dedication that you do! Thank you!

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  36. i am amazed at the new level of your art spirit....wonderful and thrilling to see your work evolving into such incredible dreaminess....

    this is my favorite so far.....

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  37. This is wonderful, and sooo Brave!...to actually cover the face...I would find that so difficult!...But you have done it so wonderfully...the houses?...are so unique to you, and the colurs as well...it can really be seen to be your style...LOOOve it all...xx

    I am loving the Word Verification words at the moment, this one is: CONDE
    maybe means?.. short for condiment.
    as in " I'm adding a little conde to my soup.

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  38. I have no words, its awesome!

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  39. Wow...I sure do love this one, Sharon. I want it! Your "must make houses" obsession is good.

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  40. I am awestruck by you.

    Renee xoxo

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