Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meditate With Your Heart

I know I have not been posting very much art lately..You know why because I have not the Time or the Energy...  Today I did find a little time and I had some duck cloth and I thought why not..Always start with Gesso..Then I had some left over paint that I had started another piece but I am sending it to a friend.  I would share that one with you but I want her to see it first..
I am trying to meditate to try to release stress and more stress..LOL...The words I read first from my Bible.Then I wrote it down and then I just started sketching..Which I am not a face person..I need a lot of practice..A LOT.... YEARS......I enjoyed it and as you see she has a really long neck...Why because earlier I was looking at Modigliani.  Not that mine looks anything like his.. I am just saying that is where it is coming from..
Meditation must come from the heart to find peace.  So this is what I came up with.
 Hope you have a good week and may you always dream in color.....
Katelen

May the Words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight....Psalm 19:14

16 comments:

Gloria said...

I like the long necks. I do mine because that's what Frida Kahlo had, a very long beautiful neck and unibrows. I think your painting is good. She seems to be saying "look at me, what do I do." I like it. Hope you feel better. Take care.

Crissant said...

A brilliant work, Katelen!
Great words too.
Regards.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks so much for your visit! Your girl is great and once you start with these, I promise, you'll keep on and on. They are addicting! :)I used to do mostly decorative painting (flowers, landscapes, snowmen, etc.) and just started trying girls 2 years ago. It's a blast!! :)
Great quote too!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Katelen! I followed you over from Darla's blog and I am so glad to have found you! I like to paint faces too. I really like her! You will have so much fun with faces! :) I look forward to following your journey! :)

jbkrost said...

Nice it has a Modigliani quality and silence to it.
really nice....
oops....
I just scrolled up and read your captions, I guess you know

Manon Doyle said...

I'm with you, girlfriend! This piece is gorgeous and perfect for me today. I also need to release some stress and I find it piling it up. I will remember your words and meditate!!

Say It In Color said...

Beautiful words and I love her long neck.....really good for your first face! How I love your posts and with the wisdom at the end of each....love your beautiful Iris!! AND...love your play with leaves....I finally threw a bag of dried leaves out that I had picked up to play with but waited too long....but you played for me and I LOVE your results!!! Will be praying for you and your Mama...Hugs and Blessings to you...thanks for your sweet comments...

Momo Luna said...

Beautiful post dear Katelen. I love your girl, she has such an innocent, open expression on her face which i love. And beautiful warm colors. This painting and the words enlighten my day. It's grey and cold overhere, but your post brings warmth and light.

I wish you a great weekend. Hugs and xoxo for you.....

Jos said...

To find peace in the tumult of everyday life is quite hard isn't it? It can be difficult to quieten our hearts sometimes. But as a practise it has much to offer ... and not just as an anitdote to stress. It can be useful as a way to re-connect with what someone recently described as our sacred selves.

I do love the picture you've done here. The warmth of the colours and the long neck are very striking. xx Jos

jgr said...

She is just charming! Her long neck is perfect. She has a personality all her own-I hope you'll be doing more faces in the future.

Patti said...

OK, who says you aren't a face person??!! The best portraits are those that reflect the artist/vision rather than a 'realistic' face.
Thanks for sharing - maybe one day I'll have the nerve:)

Gallery Juana said...

Modigliani is one of my favorite artists and I can see the influence in your charming art piece.

I hope you continue to find spaces of time for yourself. Your yoga and meditation are good for the soul. Hope that is helping to relieve the stress.

take care.
Juana

Zom said...

I almost always draw long necks, probably because I have one! Many years ago when I was an artist's model, people used to tell me I looked like a Modigliani painting. I like his paintings, but it didn't seem like necessarily a compliment, haha.

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

This is a lovely work, Katelen. I love the reference to Modigliani. Happy Thanksgiving!

~Babs said...

I think she's a very nice face, myself!
And I love long necks,,,and usually draw them.
Love your scripture quote,,,and it's a wonderful place for inspiration,,for painting, and living.

~Babs said...

PS: Happy Thanksgiving, Katelen!