Sunday, January 30, 2011

Willowing - I just can't stay away!

Hi you fabulous Willowing and artsy followers!  I just can't stand dwelling on negative happenings so I must try to get a tiny amount of relief in my studio.  I have not had much time to work on my Goddess but I will show you my progress so far...

I had glued a bunch of collage papers and fabrics on to her dress but it wasn't right.  So I ripped and scraped most of it off and then tried to smooth it over with heavy gel medium.  I covered up the mess a little with my silver sage color but I am not sure where I am headed with the dress at this point.

The texture is not smooth any longer like I wanted it to be and I still need to make adjustments to the color  of the dress and work on the background too.  I still have a ways to go and I'm thinking that Klimt is NOT my style! LOL!

I do love her hair and her halo.  It looks much prettier in person and the colors are so much nicer too.  I took this photo last night under one weak light.  I am very happy with the color scheme - it goes perfectly in my living room. 

I really don't want to work this large again any time soon.  It was just too much too soon in the class I think.  I've now depleted my paint supplies and have become tired of the energy and time necessary to work this big canvas.  A 20x24 would have been so much better for this project. 

So it's looking like I will have a little time tonight to spend in the studio and spin some tunes.  Oh how I have missed it this week!!!  I just wish I could dig my way to the packed boxes of cd's in the garage - I have over 500! - but I haven't the slightest idea where they are.  The nice stereo is out there somewhere too.  Soon I will be making that a priority!

Thank you all for your continued support as I trudge through my scary and hectic life right now.

I love you all!  Jessica


Marie-Eve said...

This is simply gorgeous. Can't wait to see how it evolve.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Jess - you need to hear it more.. YOUR GODDESS IS GORGEOUS & BEAUTIFUL already !!!!! It is really.. oh my, if I didn't read your blog, I would have no idea of all the messes and struggles you went through because SHE just LOOKS FANTASTIC in my eyes !!! I agree with you working on big canvas takes such heavy energy and ton of time, but in the end, you'll be really proud of yourself (in the end, that is LOL) I never really collected CDs and I bought Sarah McLachlan's CD last week.. I love her songs.. anyhow.. OMG I'm talking a lot !
Anyways, your goddess is gorgeous !!! She's already beautiful =) Hope you find that stereo and the music lifts you up !!! xoxoxo

kattyg said...

I really really love your goddess! she has a sweet face and a lot of work you will do in her dress! :-) now I am curious to see her finished!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

She is sooooo beautiful Jess. I agree with Sung-Hee, you can not tell the struggles you've had with this artwork. It really, really looks great. Keep following your Bliss.
Kyles =D

Kristin said...

She is so BEAUTIFUL! Just amazing - you are so talented! It is so worth it - I hope it does end up in your living room ;). And I know, I thought that I would really like working so large, but I spent 3 days on it! And I haven't done one thing for Willowing - I can't wait to get started! xoxo

Louise said...

Hi Jessica
I just read this and your last post and I am SO sorry to hear all the trauma you are experiencing right now. I am thankful you are alright after the accident and my prayers are with you for your mobility and of course for your father.
I'm glad you got back into your studio - it helps to concentrate on creating something beautiful in the midst of trouble and your goddess is looking beautiful despite (or because of?) your readjustments. Hang in there gal!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...


Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh la la ...she is so are right to go back to your will help you to evacuate the stress from that bad and stupid don't need it in your life...oh no...would like to be there with you to talk and observ your work in real...may be one day...Who knows!!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for you kind comments on my OWOH post :) OMG! hope you are ok after your accident?-Just catching up here on your blog, sorry to hear that you are going through some life setbacks at the mo, sending Hugs! and positive vibes via blogland!
...and Wow, your Goddess is absolutely stunning, Love her hair and the Halo is awesome! The colour scheme is beautiful! You are very talented!
Oh, and if you do get round to altering those plain matchboxes, I would love to see the results! ;)
Take care!
Jan x

linda said...

Your Goddess is beautiful, I love the hair and the way you have waved it. Beautiful colour scheme as well. Keep at it as you are nearly finished and the final painting will be worth it. Big canvases are hard to work on and I have also found mine depleting my paint stocks.

Meliss said...

Thank you for your wonderful and beautiful comment on my blog. I'm glad what I said uplifted you.

I hope the stressfull-yucky bubble that you're in right now POPs and leaves a fresh scent behind in your new "everything is going your way" bubble.

So glad that you're still with us on Earth and that you're still making beautiful art! What a lovely Goddess!!

~here's to learning to dance in the rain~

ps: thanks for putting the blinky-linky for The House of Art - Emme and I really appreciate your support.