Thursday, May 08, 2008

Series Finished: 5-8-08

It has been about three month but my 4 virtues are finally finished. I had this idea to write a 4 line poem dealing with 4 virtues. Each line became a mixed media and collage work. The virtues I choose were Peace, Hope, Goodwill, and Faith. The works will look lovely together and of course it would be nice if they went to the same home. My poem is as follows :
With peace in her heart
Hope in her soul,
Goodwill doth impart
Faith sown to grow.

This is the faith work. I have been practicing drawing faces from the works of great artists. This is one of those drawings. And although I don't think it looks like the artist's woman, I am wondering if anyone out there has a guess as to the artist that I was trying to emulate. A hint, the original work was in graphite and the artist lived into the early 1900s. If you guess the artist, I will send you a print of the work "Faith Sown to Grow." That will give me an excuse to figure out how to have prints made :) Anyway the work was done using found papers, acrylics, oil pastels ( I love using those), and graphite. Oh and Rosa, I used all Golden products on this one :) The "glue" that I used was the soft gel matte medium. The work is about 4 by 6 and will be framed in an 8 by 10 frame.

Right now I am working on The Snow Queen from the Nutcracker. I wanted to get back to my children's ballets and the Nutcracker has been a part of our family for about 8 years. After completing three fairies from Sleeping Beauty, I wanted to give time to the Nutcracker. I am about a third of the way done and I hope to have it complete by the 15th of this month. Then that will be it before the show. I still have some administrative things to get done before the 29th and have to get myself in gear now.

Update: I have had two comments from friends who don't know who the artist is. Anyone else willing to venture a guess?


Rosa Murillo said...

Oh man, oh man! I have no idea of who it is, sorry Kathy, I am terrible with my History! I love the idea of painting the virtues! I have some tips of making prints, I'll send you an email,
LOVELY painting! even if it was all made with Golden! Just kidding!! ha ha

Undaunted said...

I have no idea either, but it's a lovely painting and theme.

Anonymous said...

It's definitely Picasso! Although, there are a couple of graphite drawings by Daniel Martin Diaz that could be very close...
Good luck with your show! I love the virtues,btw :)

amy said...


I just found your site today and I'm so in love with your work! I've been wanting to start an illustrated blog of my own and have been looking for inspiration...first I found Rosa and from her site, you. You have my inspiration flowing with tears in my eyes....Thank YOU!!

And yes...I would say Picasso too.


Undaunted said...

Hmm, it can't be Picasso, he didn't die until 1973!

I still have no idea though. My knowledge of other artists isn't that good.

Rosa Murillo said...

Hey Amy, Sooo happy you found Kathy through my blog! she is such an inspiration!