New Series: Curvy

Well, I’ve started another new watercolor & Ink series.

This new series will consist of a watercolor painting background and a inked in woman.

I’m thinking I’ll call the series “Curvy”.

Each piece will be my standard 11″ x 15″ on cold press 140lb watercolor paper.

Here is the first one in the series: “Curvy #1”

Curvy 1

I have the backgrounds finished for two more and the women roughed out separately, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get another one finished in the next day or so.

Stay tuned πŸ™‚

Cheers,

Amanda

Sarah’s Prayer

I’ve been working on this piece for a few months now off and on.

The idea came to me and I instantly knew I had to paint it. This will be the largest canvas (asides from murals) that I’ve done.

It is 2ft high and 4ft long.

It is like a triptych but is painted on one canvas.

The inspiration came from the Biblical story of Sarah & Abraham.

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the story please see Genesis 17.

The key elements that I wanted to express in this piece are:

the feeling of incompleteness or defectiveness from being barren,

theΒ  longing desire to become pregnant

andΒ 

the transformation and growth that occurs when you become pregnant.

All stages that Sarah might have experienced.

Sara's Prayer

The headless-nessΒ  also adds a slightly whimsical quality (as it reminds me of those touristy photo stops where you stick your head through the hole to have your picture taken)

and adds a universal quality to it as every woman who has struggled with getting pregnant can relate to some degree.

As always, I’d love to hear your reflections/opinions on the piece, so pleaseΒ  feel free to comment.

Fujiwara no Sato

Cheers,

Amanda

Changes and Additions

Hello, hello

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve updated the main page’s slide show and I’ve added a guest book.

You can view the new slide show here.

And you can find the guestbook at the top of the page reading “About Me & Guestbook“.

Or for those of you too lazy to slide the mouse that far just click here. ;P

And no, I haven’t finished that hand painting yet…I’ll get to it. Right now I’m waiting to hear about a job. πŸ˜‰

Cheers!

A

I’ve also added 2 new galleries and updated the existing ones. You can find them at the top of the page.