Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SUNDAY SKETCHES

I haven't had been able to get a good photo of this piece that I've been working on called Journey to Womanhood.  This was hung on the wall and taken with my iphone.  I hope to find a black backdrop to set off the white background and pull out my good camera sometime this week but for now this will have to do.

Journey to WomanHood 1' X 3'



I layered the canvas with vintage book pages.  The titles of each page tell a story, the story of the voyage from Maidenhood to Womanhood.  The titles read: **The Maiden** The Courtship ** Somebody's Darling ** Leave her to Heaven (let her keep her purity) **  How to Avoid Housework**  An Accidental Woman ** Mrs. Who ** Mr. John Bailey Appears ** and finally in her sarong ** The Perfect Wife **

I drew the figures in black and white charcoal on top of the book pages and splashed the painting with gesso that I textured and stamped into while it was wet.

I don't often explain my art but this one tells a story about how we all wake up one day to discover we've become a Woman (or an adult for my male readers...LOL) and how as we mature into Womanhood we often are reaching back at times to get in touch with our younger selves.

Thanks for stopping by for Sunday Sketch!  Oh Oh I almost forgot, today is 1 month since I started my blog!  My goal was to have 50 followers in my first month so if you aren't following , make my day and sign on to follow!  I promise to work hard to keep you interested!  THANKS... HUGS!

20 comments:

WrightStuff said...

This looks really interesting - I'd love to see a close up.

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE this Robin! Thank you so much for popping by my Blog for a visit! I am now following you!

Cheers!
LuLu Kellogg

Christine said...

very thoughtful work. It will have a totally different look framed in black, this look is also nice, just more monochromatic.

Julia Christie said...

Very interesting piece and idea behind it. I would love to get a close up look too.

Smiles

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is gorgeous and love the idea of what you did.

lissa said...

looking good. I like the concept.

hope you're having a sweet day.

Sophia said...

Wow, from what I can see this is a SUPER piece. Very impressive. I love the feeling and emotion it evokes.

laurie said...

this is just beautiful, I have always longed to do something like this,, you mastered it beautifully.I loveit,, I would like to see it on black and a bigger photo, (you know how mysight is) lol,

MollyGirl said...

just stunning! so much creativity! i would love to see a closer view when you photograph it again.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Here I am again ~ LOL ~ Hope this works! Love your art work and looking forward to seeing more ~ thanks, hugs and namaste, (Share the Creative Journey) linked with Sunday Sketches ~ ^_^

Julie said...

This is so beautiful on many levels! I like the size too! I am a follower! I'm gonna look back at stuff I had missed.
xoxo- Julie

Betsy said...

What a wonderful theme..I'd love to see this up close!

Tammie said...

I love your title, a great theme. Looks wonderful. How fun to do a big piece.

Auroran Lauriel said...

Beautiful :) I love how you've drawn on top of the book pages and the figures are so beautifully done.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Can't wait to see the full view...looks incredible and sounds so impactful.
cheers, dana

Melisa said...

A beautiful piece of art. Congrats on 1 month blogging!

RobanStudio said...

It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see the close up. Love your art Robin!

- T.W - said...

Really beautiful work, love the textures and rough brushstrokes!

(wait what, females grow up to become women, while males grow up to become... adults? XD)

// - T.W-

Heather said...

this is neat....i would love to see a close up version! Have a great week!

Joni Nickrent said...

Looks awesome...love your work! Thanks for popping by over at POP ART MINIS Sorry it took me so long to get here...finally back home from my trip! :)