Sunday, September 21, 2008

Flying Girl Finds Her Voice, or Storyteller

Flying Girl Finds Her Voice, or Storyteller.
text in random order:
no end
of her dreams the girl
there was a girl
as she discovered her powers she
only beginnings
dreams
once upon a time
than she ever thought
and there was
and farther
to fly
and new
she learned how
travelled the world
flew higher
in search
over and

One more Flying Girl, in Golden Fluid Acrylics and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.

I had originally meant this to be full of colors, but I didn't have enough of the right colors and I also wanted that pale, limited palette look. Plus, when the clouds appeared (they weren't in the original vision) I liked the idea that the stories told floated off into the world to provide rain or shade, to make the land fertile and soothing, so I wanted to keep the story cloud close to cloud shades.

This was an easeful painting. Not easy, because I had to struggle with the colors of the word cloud a little, but calming. I think the paleness helps. I started the sky with more white than I thought would be good, and it turned out to be easier that way than the multiple layers trying to lighten things up. I guess not everything has to be intense. I'm sure there's no metaphor there.

Also easeful is the inspiration. It's another InspireMeThursday goody. Prompts are nice sometimes. What am I going to paint tonight? My brain is kind of empty. Oh wait, I have the Illustration Friday prompt waiting.

10 comments:

Gina Caraviello said...

Your Flying Girl series is truly beautiful. I want more...

D'Arcy said...

I am jealous of your paint time, mine seems to have slipped away from me, like its own flygirll, and I want to catch it and bring it back.

Heather Robinson said...

I just sighed when I saw this. It has such a calming feel to it. I'm very attracted to this theme and after seeing your piece am inspired to create my own. The poem is divine too!

NANCY LEFKO said...

great piece...

Deb G said...

Made me think of breathing too. And stories to big to be contained. This is wonderful.

Juan said...

Great work. Wonderful!

carra said...

A very peaceful yet strong illustration. I love the colours.
Love,
Carra

jess gonacha said...

wow, this is beautiful! thanks for commenting on my blog so i could find yours. :) i LOVE the color combo in this piece. very peaceful!

kazumiwannabe said...

Go, Flying Girl! It's beautiful! I love the airy feel of it, the colors, the Girl interacting with the landscape, it's full of sense and great!

Melissa said...

I really like this one. I felt an immediate connection because I had also made a piece with words in the clouds....
http://eachdazzlingmoment.typepad.com/weblog/2008/06/just-when-the-c.html
...actually mine had so many words it would have been way too tedious to transcribe them all in a post...or, at least I was way too lazy for the undertaking! :)
Also, for some strange reason my clouds look like paisley....

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