Tuesday, November 24, 2009

'Letting Go'

I did this painting the other day, just chilling out listening to a bit of Norah Jones 'Come Away With Me', I used to listen to this album when I was pregnant with my first little man. The thought behind this painting is about letting go of the past and embracing the future. Not being scared of what's ahead and accepting that you deserve to be happy.
I painted this on MDF which I'm quite enjoying as a change to canvas. I used my texture paste and scraped some patterns into that using a tooth pic (as you can see in some close up shots). I used my inktense pencils and acrylic paints as well as my irridescant paints.
Just another experiment that I enjoyed doing, hopefully I can turn this into a nice pendant. I also got another delivery yesterday of more glass that's a bit bigger than usual I'm planning on using these for broaches. So watch this space.......:0)


Jessie said...

I love that sentiment Nicola. Lovely textures here and the painting is so full of emotion, it's lovely.x

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful! I love the sentiment too and the textures! Great work!
Thanks for your visit♥

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful! I like the idea and how you brought it to life!

Shirley said...

Nicola - You continue to amaze me! This is lovely - I can imagine you just enjoying painting her eyelids as if to put on makeup, right? I once did an illustration of Madonna (back in the day) and added real eye shadow to her lids. It was pretty darned fun and a nice effect I thought since the illo was in pencil. Wishing you a wonderful holiday coming up...good food and wonderful family time with your little ones! And, yes, you can put that Geisha pendant on hold for me. : )

Diana Evans said...

oh wonderful Nicola!!! I love just relaxing and letting everything go!!! great piece !!!


Penny said...

You're in the zone Nic! Love the eyelids and you can put a Geisha pendant on hold for me too! xxx

Anonymous said...

So Happy I stopped by from Pinkglitterfae's site.
I must say, I truly enjoy your work and your thought behind it all. I was checking out all of your paintings. Really great! I also like the Nicole kidman one as well. The pendants are just so fun and you are truly special.. I love painting to inspirational music as that is almost the only way I can paint something of any meaning. I see it is true of you as well.
I added me to your follow list.
Hugs, Darlene.. xo

Anonymous said...

Loving your paintings and textures. Isn't painting on wood so much more fun! I feel so much more safer with it, like it can take the whole world in it. Love the eye shadows closed eyes, super beautiful!
Have a great time with your glass and brooches, whooo! lots of creative beauty!
Your awesome!

Sophia said...

She is simply beautiful. This painting speaks volumes to me. Your technique continues to improve one painting after the other. I'm honored to get to see you grow and grow into a marvelous artist.


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