Friday, January 13, 2006

"E is for Endless" - Illustration Friday

E for Endless.

My thought was the cycle from life to death, and back to life. I thought the seed in her hair might represent some of that. Also, I have been thinking about the way that we, as people today, might be able to relate to people born thousands of years ago too. We all seem to have some similar traits and we all might connect in basic ways. Her gaze in this painting could be from any age.

I was most happy about painting these eyes. Kind of a first for me to get a decent representation via oil on wood. From my imagination too. yay!

29 comments:

Rain said...

The word that immediately cam to mind...STUNNING.

I have added your blog to my list of favorites. I agree with you...I love the eyes.

Rick Lovell said...

E-

Terrific image and beautifully painted. You may be onto something here...we'll talk about it next week.

Alexa Brett said...

Wow, amazingly beautiful! How captivating...I am speechless.

carla said...

Wow! This is truly amazing - conceptually, technically, and visually. Such fine work you do, and what a truly perfect effect you achieve paitning this on wood. The eyes...gorgeous. I admire this tremendously:>

Amy Zaleski said...

Darn it! Rain took my word - stunning! It really is.

Lauren said...

exceptional, excellent, exquisite.

Gise said...

Felicitaciones, una de las ilustraciones mas hermosas que he visto la pondria en una pared de mi casa muy orgullosamente!

Queen Tut said...

Fab, here eys are hauntingly beautiful!

Andrea said...

Beautiful!

naturallynice said...

Gorgeous!

Another Esther

ValGalArt said...

beautifully painted!

madretz said...

I've never seen anything like this, it is magnificant!!!
Her eyes speak volumns - absolutely breathtaking.

Michelle Spalding said...

Really beautiful piece. Well done!

Misty Mawn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

creative kismet said...

Her eyes are mesmerizing.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous... very original! Love the wood...your rendering is awesome and the wood gives it gorgeous character. Really wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Conceptually, technically, and visually exquisite! Love your use of wood to be evocative :)

Majeak Ann said...

Stunning piece! Her eyes are mesmerizing and her flowing her with a touch of wood makes it so fresh and nice to look at.
-Marjorie Ann

J. E. Morris said...

I love this piece. I love the art nouveau quality in her hair and, as everyone has already said, her eyes are beautiful. Very nice.

Mustashrik said...

whe i saw your artwork here i just had to tell you...it blew me away

;)

Katili said...

A really great image, endless is so well captured here, I love it.

gudbrandsdottir said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
Great details on the eyes!

ascender said...

I loved the image and treatment of the wood.

zordis said...

It is great to see the wood come to life and it is so much more with your gorgeous personality. The eyes are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

this is bliss to look at... i believe you have captured something beautiful and haunting in those eyes. Keep up the great work.

Holly said...

Wow! She's just stunning... had to tell you so. Keep up the beautiful work.

jesse said...

some of your work looks extremely similar to the paintings of audrey kawasaki. i'm sure you've heard of her, if you aren't trying to duplicate her style of figure painting.

jesse said...

also, the nature stuff, especially the skull with horns, looks much like tiffany bozic.

Ester said...

Thanks for the links