Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trying something new



I have been wanting to paint some new faces for awhile now and while I loved what I learned in Suzi Blu's class, I am really a lover of a more imperfect, edgier, more raw type of art. I recently discovered a blog written by a woman of color and I loved the idea of doing some paintings of women of color myself, so here's what I have played with the last two nights. I think I have a long way to go in the pursuit, but I love seeing these faces looking back at me when I wander into the room. As primitive as they look, they are not quite edgy enough for me, but I will continue to work on it. I am happy to have my hands back into my art supplies!

9 comments:

The Artful Eye said...

Love,love, love these works! Absolutely wonderful. You haven't lost your creative spirit at all.
I'm so glad you're working your way back. Baby steps... we'll never leave you.

Hugs- Andrea

Tamsie said...

OMG, you have tapped your inner black woman. Love it. Love you.
- Gail....

Pam Aries said...

Hi ..I saw your comment on Mystele's. Isn't she great! I love your paintings too.. Good Work!

Fanciful Expressions said...

Love these pieces! I'm so happy to see you creating again and sharing it with us. I pray that good health and happiness overflows for you.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Brenda said...

My comments keep disappearing. I love your art. Found you on Mystele's page. You are the only other person that I have found who has read "Quiet Talks with the Master. I read that little book every day. Love it.

Brenda said...

Thanks you for visiting my blog. I have had the book for over 20 years. Found it at a flea market. I would find it for a time, then forget about it for a while. But for the last couple of years I have read it on a daily basis, maybe even read the same passage for a couple of days. Nice meeting you. Yes, I do love Mystele's work also.

Molly Alexander said...

Deborah -

I love these new pieces - just beautiful! I can envision a line of art dolls with these faces in your future...

Thank you so much for sharing them!

:-) Molly

Nina and/or Ruthie said...

Hi Deborah, I really like your "women of color" drawings! Glad you're feeling better and back creating art again! I've missed seeing you at Sally's.

~Nina~

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Your readers are here! I am just so amazed that your faces go so many different places.

Still waiting to see the ones that are you moleskine on your blog.