Friday, June 18, 2010

Behind the Veil

9" x 12" Watercolor
Ok, so this one is a little "out there"! It started out as an experiment using foil over a wash, and letting it dry. Of course, mine didn't turn out anything like the beautiful example in the book - so I figured that I would scrap it. But then, I noticed this forlorn face in the center of it all, and all the vertical paints, and I just started fiddling with it. I wasn't sure what it would be, and then it spoke to me - a sad woman behind all the layers (or veils) that life had put upon her. Whadda ya think?

7 comments:

Melanie Rawlings said...

This is wonderful. I'm so happy i view another blog, who has work like mine.

AutumnLeaves said...

I see the face! I like your thoughts behind it too...So glad you didn't scrap this one!

isabel said...

Me gusta mucho esta obra...su colorido...recibe un abrazo

Barbra Joan said...

Well, since I know you personally and your a Scorpio like me, I think it's pretty darn cool!!

Barb Sailor said...

Your colors and textures are lovely in this and I would consider this a successful painting!

Ralph said...

I think you have finished up with a marvellous abstract full of colour.I love it

padmaja said...

Oh, I would call this "Serendipity".. nice that you could finish it, as it evolved on it own.. Sometimes, this has happened to me too and I love that experience!