Tuesday, June 07, 2011

My Pretty

There is no doubt that I was inspired by the decorative paintings of Gustav Klimt.  It was intentional from the beginning to study his work.  I especially enjoy studying his unfinished pieces. All the time that lapsed between the beginning of the piece and this past weekend when I actually sat for more than 15 minutes gave me the feeling of being ever so tired of the piece.  While I didn't work on it I was tired of it.  I couldn't seem to pick it up and start.

This is what I learned:
♦ I wasn't tired of the painting, I just needed to have the unlimited time to sit and paint.  I am tired of not having that unlimited time.  It is a bit disturbing to have the feeling of being tired of a painting.
♦ I learned what fun it is to use dip pens and ink.  I used the dip pen as a tool with the Lumiere.  I wanted the line width to be uneven. The pen worked great for this as it wasn't really loading with Lumiere.   After that I remembered that I had some gold ink and I also used black and  brown ink.
♦ The best thing I learned was that it is OK to paint a decorative bird.  In the past, I always felt awkward about painting a bird that wasn't from real life.  Thank you Mr Klimt for showing me this.
♦ I learned that I could have gone on and on and on and on........you can probably see that.
I hope you like it as much as I love it.




My Pretty
(working title)
12 X 24 wrapped canvas

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!! And you used eyelashes!

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  2. Awesome! Love the stylized bird just barely perched on her delicate fingers!!

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  3. oh my gosh...this is amazing.
    so very beautiful!!

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  4. This is outrageously beautiful! We've waited for a long time for a new painting, but it was so worth it. New favorite :-)

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  5. beautiful. i love the color palette

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  6. This is soooo beautiful in a million different ways..the colors, the overall mood, the attention to the small details and patterns ( so very Klimt like)..the delicate hands and facial features..I'm sure the longer I looked at this piece the more I would see!Love it!!!

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  7. piekna praca!!!!!! bardzo mi sie podoba:))))

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  8. Not only do I like it, I love it! She's beyond beautiful. The detail is incredible. I wish I could see it in person.

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  9. so stunning and beautiful Sharon. I am in awe of the beauty you are adding to the world.

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  10. Fabulous work of art. Annette

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  11. This is STUNNING!!! beautiful art...

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  12. This piece is divine Sharon, one of your best. I love all of the beautiful detail.

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  13. Beautiful! One of your best yet. Hope you will be offering prints of this one.

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  14. Sharon,

    This truly is a work of art, has to be the favorite of all yo have done. Applause applause....

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  15. So much to see in this exquisite work of art...beautiful!

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  16. I love this! Beautiful use of color. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. It is stunning! Just gorgeous in all her glorious detail!

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  18. You know, when I first saw the pictures of "My Pretty" I wasn't sure about her..How could I have doubted you Sharon? She is fabulous!!!

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  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE .....and those birds are stunning.

    Jacky xox

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  20. Holy Moly this is Awesome!!!

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  21. Even though Klimt was the inspiration - this painting screams Norah. It is incredible!

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  22. I love the beautiful details you put in this Sharon. And no more, no less...just right! The birds are a delight.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. You see it and you painted it....love it.

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  24. This looks so serene! The colors and details are wonderful.

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  25. Love it! I could get lost in gazing at that beautiful robe.

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  26. This is simply stunning! I love it. Wonderful work.

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  27. Fabulous. You make me want to get out of my chair and paint.
    There is so much about this painting that I love. The gorgeous colors and textures and patterns... Yummy for the eyes!

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  28. Incredible, she is simply beautiful with such a serene and peaceful face. I love the bird, too! So inspiring.

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  29. Norah, I haven't commented here before but simply had to respond to this - it is simply beautiful. I am a great lover of both Klimt and Indian Miniature painting and I see influences of both here. Just lovely.

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  30. Barbara Marie SteeleJune 25, 2011 1:44 AM

    Sharon, this is exquisite in a hundred different ways... kudos!

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  31. Hello my friend,
    I am so proud of your accomplishments and the path that your art has taken you. What an amazing talent. It tickles me when I look at the pieces I have of yours.

    biggest hugs and much love,
    xox Rella

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  32. my pretty is to say the least! This painting is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! just beautiful to sit and look at. It makes me feel such peace.

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