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Sunday, 15 July 2012

"Together we are a force for Nature"

Continuing from yesterdays post....
I decided on a family portrait, but didn't want to get hung up on "likenesses". It was more about the feeling of us being a family unit.
I drew 4 outlines representing each of us, and dulled the background with white acrylic.

Next I emphasised the figures with soft brown acrylic... (working with the 4 colours from the had prints)


and slapped some more colour over the background with a glue spreader(I wanted to keep the work loose)


I blocked the figures using the colours of each personality (as discussed in yesterdays post), representing the 4 elements...and highlighted the "Heart" that appeared from my sons hand print :D


I thought the white showing through was too harsh, so I used a weak brown glaze to blend the background...


and add depth to the figures.


I am very pleased with this piece, it went from an uptight piece about me, to the flowing piece about us :D
I would like to thank, Tee Thompson, Virginia and Rita for their inspiration :D

Enjoy :D XXX
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14 comments:

  1. This is a great piece, Gina!! Love the colors! It looks like our thoughts are connected. :))

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    1. You don't have to be near each other physically to be connected spiritually :D

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  2. Beautiful painting - love it all - the background and the figures.

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  3. Gina, I think this is so special! I am truly connecting with it! I have an idea for a painting for my mom! Thank you ;o)

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    1. Don't forget to show the rest of us when your done :D

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  4. it just amazes me how you color over color, then color over it some more and then, waaa laa... a picture! wow!

    sheesh! the one thing i should have asked hubby to teach me in all the years we were together was how to do a proper rain dance. who the F knew????

    hugs :)

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  5. This is wonderful! love how they all stand so near together :) what a great piece!!

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  6. Very nice painting, yes, that heart ysya you can guess one of the hand prints.

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  7. Gina. Wow. I love it more knowing the story behind it. And the wonder of seeing those hands still. And all of you there. In the one space, bound by love. I appreciate I am emotional at the moment :D but I have tears for the heartfelt wonder you created. xx

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  8. Oh Gina that is utterly gorgeous and is definitely about family and what it means to you - loving how you defined each of you - simply genius! Hope you have a beautiful day!

    Hugs

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  9. I really love the feel of this...all about happy color and love!

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  10. Just read the previous post and now this, it's just gorgeous and so, so special!

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  11. Thank you for sharing more for me! I know this must fill your home with Joy!
    Just beautiful indeed! xoDebi

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