Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday sketch 'Self Preservation'




Hi guys, this is a piece that I worked on this morning, I did a few sketches for ideas for my figurative works and this was one that really popped out at me. The whole time I was sketching and painting her she made me think of 'self preservation'. I did toy with another title of 'love yourself' but the first one really stuck with me. I guess it's about making sure you take the time out to look after yourself as well as others, so many times in life we find ourselves worrying about everyone else whether it be kids, family or friends, or even work. We forget about the most important person, yourself. You need to make sure you nurture yourself too as you can't help anyone else if you don't look after yourself first.

I'm taking some time out today and I'm off to this lovely hotel for high tea with some lovely ladies! Yippeeeee!!!!

This piece will be varnished and in my shop very soon. :0)

Have a great Sunday!

18 comments:

Clare Incher said...

I like that she has a nice rounded bottom - love yourself and love your bottom! x

Nicola said...

Heheheh that's exactly right!!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola I love this piece!! So beautiful! Love the reds!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

Tiffany said...

Wow! that is simply beautiful!

Heather said...

I just love the whole idea of this piece. You are so very right Nicola, it is all about taking care of ourselves. Your powerful beautiful painting exemplifies this....Perfectly! have fun at tea!!!
happy sunday
xxoo

pinkglitterfae said...

I think you did indeed pick the right title. Great message for all of us to look after ourselves first. You are right about most women forgetting that.
High tea? oh I am envious! I haven't done that in ages, and it is so much fun, enjoy!

Marlene said...

Beautiful image and the title is perfect. Have a great time at tea.

Lenora said...

Yes, we owe it to ourselves to refill the jug as it were, makes us better people and better able to serve others too - such a lesson in life - i swear it took me until i was mid thirties to learn that one and almost 40 to really practice it - still a work in progress! I will post a piece of art i bought when i was really learning this for myself, because again its style is similar to yours (and this is a different one than my last comment!). Really like your art! I will let you know once its up!

Hugs. L

lissa said...

nice, I like all the curves and the bright color which I think a hopeful color, cheerful and bright

Brian Miller said...

oh love hte title on this one and turned out wonderful in color...

Penny said...

Love the swirly colours Nic, and am very interested to see where this change to your previous style will take you! xxx

Sophia said...

It's beautiful, Nicola and the colour choice is perfect for it. I like the depth of feeling/emotion it gives me when I look at it.

Hope you had a great time at tea. I LOVE real tea and having REAL tea time. :D hee

Tammie said...

wonderful title for this powerful piece
high tea sounds like a wonderful thing to do
I hope you had a wonderful time with your friends.

Amalia K said...

Great painting, there Nic! You are developing quite a significant style with the latest ones...

And, of course... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL!!! oxoxo

Julia Christie said...

Great job Nicola. I like this current series a lot!
I am needing some self-preservation right about now...LOL as always.

Smiles

Kristin said...

WOWWOWOWOW! This is amazing - I love the colors and the womb feeling, xo

Debbie said...

amazing painting nicola! love the red and your title is right on with the drawing.

Flor Larios Art said...

Beautiful piece! Love everything about it!

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