Friday, January 16, 2009

Classroom of Silence- More definition

Today is another cold one here in McHenry, IL. The temperature (without wind chill) this AM was -17. Yep,
-17! My kids did not have school again, yea! It was nice to allow them to really sleep in. I made a nice warm sweet bread, lemon poppy seed, for breakfast and they were able to have it warm out of the oven. All the homework was shelved and they have basically watched TV or played video games. Oh to be a kid again!

I was able to sneak in a little studio time and here is the next phase of this piece. Things are a bit more defined. I am currently working on the veil. I plan on building up the layers/folds with more tissue and then I will probably give it a wash of color. I am not exactly sure. Sometimes my portraits will speak to me as I am working. That probably sounds weird but for me anyway, it is true. This one, however, is silent. I wonder if that in itself says something?



.kat. said...

Can't wait to see how this piece unfolds!

Just when I thought it was cold here,
a shiver went down my spine when I
read -17 on your post. Now THAT's
cold! Keep warm. With the kids around
sounds like you are! ;o)

Kathy L said...

It is -9 right now...HEAT WAVE! Thanks Kat for your comment. I am glad I have some free time this weekend to do a little art :)

Undaunted said...

The classroom will definitely be silent with all the kids at home! I loved it when school was closed when I was a kid!

Your painting is looking great!

Undaunted said...

Hey! You have an etsy shop! Cool! :)

Sanja said...

Love your painting .fabulos piece!

julie mitchell said...

Hi Kathy,
I love this piece and I do think that she is holding a place of silence...all that needs to be said is in her eyes. I don't think it's weird at all that your pieces talk to you. Mine speak all the time..enjoy, julie

Kathy L said...

Thanks Sanja and Julie, and Linda... Yes her eyes do the speaking!