Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lady with no name...

I love looking at this. I saw it in my head a while before I was able to put her on canvas (or hardback book cover in this case...I think). I'm usually quite hesitant about painting people, but she was so clear in my head that I knew I had to give it a try.
Her outfit and the background are made of tissue paper that I painted over. This may have been one of my first tries with that technique and I like the texture that it created.
I painted this a little over a month ago and I still don't have a name for it. Silly, I know, but I have so many words and ideas that pop into my head when I see this that I can't make up my mind.
Any ideas?

**Update~ I was so inspired by Robin's comment that I decided to go with the title "Bird Charmer". Thanks, Robin!**


Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Nothing is coming to my mind on a name... So beautiful though!
It reminds me of my grandma Ruth and myself in California growing up. She had a bluebird that came to her house everyday and landed on her hand (and mine) for soooo many years. We fed it little pieces of nuts. We could whistle for it sometimes...It was so neat.
Since then I have actually had hummingbirds and other birds land on my hand. Once I put my hand out and a chick a dee landed on it. I had a feeling it might so I told my husband and son to watch as I put my hand out-It so freaked them out! Made me laugh!

Doesn't surprise me now that my mom named me after a bird. :)

Keep up the AMAZING work!


Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I didn't have a title for your photo, but I love it nonetheless. I like the title Robin suggested too.