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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Hidden Emotions


Face no. 8 for my 29 Faces in May
EMILY

I made this piece for this weeks The Butterfly Effect Challenge Theme "Hidden Things/Secrets"
I have chosen to go with secret love and hidden emotion, and started by writing stuff like "vengeful thoughts" and "hidden secrets" all over my journal page.
Next I added stickers and doodles and bits of card waste for texture...
then smooshed paint in warm pinks and earthy orange all over to "hide" the forbidden love messages.
Now I highlighted the image that showed itself...
Layers of watercolour, pencil and acrylic...
defining the face that appeared(I am calling her Emily)
Her sadness barely visible to the wider world...
she mourns a dead lover, who she could not acknowledge in life.

:D XXX
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22 comments:

  1. Another beautiful face Gina and I love the backstory - so sad.
    Hugs xx

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  2. Love all the layers, Gina! :) You captured emotion wonderfully.

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  3. So sad... It's cool that you take pictures as you go along with the painting, and nice colours too! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Wonderful paintings. I like those pretty flowers. Face delicate and spiritual. Greetings.

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  5. Oooh, i like how this turned out! Mounfull and still pretty!

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  6. Wonderful to see the emerging face from your background work.
    xoxo Sioux

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  7. Gina, how do you create things so fast and so beautifully? This painting truly speaks! I love her!

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    1. I have a son with schooling difficulties...so I work a day in advance and schedule the post lol :D

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  8. A great page, thanks for the steps.

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  9. Cool Gina! I missed your last face number 7 and that one is my favourite for now. I am having a hard time keeping up with everything my house looks a total mess but coming here makes me forget about it a bit longer lol. Great work and well done taking all those pictures too, I couldn't do that as well.How do you do it?

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    1. I don't do housework, and I have to keep my phone with me all the time so hubby got me one with a decent camera in it :D

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  10. Ohh Gina I love your pulled art so much!! such a wonderful face with lovely message-flowers :)

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  11. This is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing the transformation.

    Happiness to all.

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  12. I say this a lot, but I don't care I'm saying it again: I LOVE your process. You have such to show how things come into being. How they go from idea to actual beauty.

    She is so lovely. I want to learn her thoughts, know what the flowers smell like to her...

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    1. the flowers smell sugary sweet, but with a hint of bitterness from the rotting stems :)

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  13. Oh she's lovely - love how she started out and got created!

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    1. Got your mailart yesterday Virginia...it was a lovely surprise, and totally gorgeous. The postman was reading it coming down the path :D

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  14. Oh, You have really many secret things in Your painting. Very interesting and Emily is so beautiful.
    Greetings from Finland, UUna :-)

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  15. What an interesting approach to a piece of art. there's a whole bunch of feeling in it, not only talent (which you've got a whole bunch as well) I love how one can still see the hidden message if you know where to look for, but a regular observer won't notice them :D

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  16. Ooooo, deep, mysterious, touching and beautiful! I enjoyed this :)

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