Friday, June 3, 2011

Demeter's Dream, new WIP

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but my creative spark always seems to get extinguished. I guess all I feel like doing is hanging out at the pool with the kids and drinking a beer on the patio. Ahhhh summertime :)

I finished the Cosmic Clown, but was still not completely satisfied with her. I need to take a good photo of her, but just haven't yet. I think I forced her when I just was not in the mood to paint. So I took a couple of weeks off. Then a commission came in, and I needed to get back into the swing of things. I hate to start a commission when I am in a creative slump or it ends up being forced too. This coming commission is one where I really need to connect in a heartfelt way so I decided to try a new piece to warm me up. I think it worked, I am feeling the spark light up again.

So I thought I would show you more of the whole progression of this one. She is one of those pieces that I changed a lot as I went along. Here is what I have done so far on her:






I still have a lot of details to work out on her, but I will probably start that commission now. Got to do it while I am on a creative roll :). These days I seem to need to grab it while it lasts. The kids have their last day of school today, so things are going to be different around here for awhile. Trying to paint with them around can be interesting at best with them chanting "I'm bored, there's nothing to do" in the background. I end up painting a lot into the wee hours of the night during the summer, which is okay since I don't have to get up at 6 a.m. to get them to school.

When I do finally get "Demeter's Dream" done I will write a little more about her for you. Until then, happy summer (or winter if you are in Australia).

9 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay...Another exquisite piece...she is stunning and enchants my soul...shine on..your work is mega-beautiful and so multi-dimensional..i so appreciate your creative spirit..
Victoria

Patricia Ariel said...

so amazingly beautiful, serene and strong at one time. i feel a certain identification with this piece, somehow i think her face looks a bit like mine, and i love the combination blue/black.

Tammie said...

I love seeing the stages of your piece! She is wonderful and a powerful woman. Wishing you fun with your kids and enough time to paint!

Ana said...

So beautiful!

MoonSpiral said...

Awww thankyou all, you are all such beautiful souls! Patty, I think you are right...there does seem to be a bit of you in her. I am also trying to capture a thought or a dream of a better future, which I think fits perfect with you right now.

Flara said...

wow, impressive and very interesting effect, beautiful

Amalia K said...

An incredible beauty! Can't wait to see her completed. :)

plantie_bee said...

beautiful piece! i was wondering what kind of canvas you used for this?
is it linen by any chance?

MoonSpiral said...

Thankyou Flara, Amelia, and Plantie_bee. This is done on Ampersand's Gessobord, so it's just a good quality gessoed masonite panel. Very smooth, but not quite as wonderful as linen.

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