Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Goddess Inspire, or Flicker of Imagination

Goddess Inspire, or Flicker of Imagination
Golden Fluid Acrylic and Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils on Paper, 7"x10"

Goddess Inspire came out of nowhere, and yet she is all around.
In fact, don't you think you know her? Wasn't she that girl down the block? Didn't you see her in that place the other day?

She's so familiar.

Say hi.

The flicker of this painting came when I realized the next Thursday Sweet Treat prompt was "Flicker of Imagination" although, I think I thought it was Flicker of Inspiration. Either way, I imagined a girl looking out at us. Maybe also seeing a couple of portraits in and around blogland had a portrait happening in my mind.

But what was really interesting was what happened when the drawing (with watercolor pencils) was covered with paint. Things happened I did not expect and her face changed as I painted. When I added the hair/shadows even more happened. And I left the edges bare mostly because it seemed to want to be unfinished.

This girl really did come out of nowhere, and I really do feel like I know her, but she doesn't match anyone I know. Do you know her? Can you place that face?

I think she is a goddess. When you let your inspiration take over, do you see a face of the goddess, too?

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Karen Salva said...

She is gorgeous,breathtakingly so. Wow, way to be inspired Rowena! An amazing painting!!

Leah said...

She's beautiful!! She makes me think of an Egyptian goddess. Or perhaps a Roman goddess turned into a constellation.

Heather Jerdee said...

When I look at the painting and then look to left on your blog and see the picture of you I see a similarity :) Rowena I enjoy your blog I'm a mother of two too :)

ConverseMomma said...

She is familiar. What I like most about her is that she seems both feminine and masculine, like she is both sides light and dark, an equal balance in her features and possibly her heart. And, there is a sort of power that radiates here. Interesting!

Jen Lee said...

Good Goddess, Rowena, I love this!

septembermom said...

She has a powerful gaze. So self-assured. A true goddess.

tekeal said...

i thought you were being facetious in asking who she was... to me it was clearly a self-portrait! ...of a goddess indeed.

Genie Sea said...

I know her. She looks like you. :)

Shayla said...

Why, yes I recognize her. It's you! Had to stop over when I saw this gorgeous painting pop up in my blog roll.

Rowena said...

Oh, okay, I know she looks a little like me. I swear, I didn't do a self portrait, or I didn't intend to. I drew her out of my head, but I must have used some muscle memory from my decades of doing self portraits and something meish showed up. It looked even more like me before I added the paint. Then I thought she turned Egyptian or something.

But thank you all. This painting is a lot more similar to the stuff I used to do than what I'm doing now.

But who says we should limit our inspiration to only one thing because we're used to it.

In fact, sometimes our inspiration demands to go on strange adventures.

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