Monday, August 23, 2010

Hope is FAITH.....


Here is the painting I have been struggling with for weeks. Not my best, and not my favorite. I have re- painted this three or four times, and now I am just calling it quits. I wanted to do something dark, like night. I found this quote "Hope is faith holding it's hand out in the dark"....... I love it, I pictured a flower peeking out through the dark forest floor. Nothing was working so the next idea...... I thought about a butterfly, like a bit of color in a dark surrounding. Maybe..... I tried to work it without a girl.... with a girl. Girl stays- add a butterfly. Tried of trying. Sums up my summer. I am going to cover this in wax, its dark and dirty. My poor girl looks tired and ragged......looks like how I feel. Maybe if I finish this up and move on I will feel better :) UGH! Monday morning.
On a lighter note, I saw Eat, Pray Love, it was ok. I did not expect much. The movie never compares to the book. I was surprised of the change up in the stories. I liked it though.

5 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I think this painting looks really interesting. Wish I could see it straight on.

Jeannette said...

I like this painting especially the girls dress.I would have taken the quote in a more literal sense, such as a hand drawn from the left of the canvas to the middle portion.With perhaps a butterfly landed on one of the fingers.Still a beautiful painting.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I really like this painting, Andrea. It really captures the quote well, and when you describe how you have been feeling, it is so visible.

Very nice work!

Diane said...

I am really liking this--it stands out! You have such a talent!

paula nerhus said...

oooo! love this soooo much!

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