This painting is the first in the series. She is bold, wearing her tattoo proudly; she has depth of character as her hair represent thoughts, ideas and deeds that have brought her to the current place of personal power. She says what she knows to be right, yet she is beautiful in that she would never say anything that would injure others. What she says is true and kind, which comes from experiencing all that life has for her.
Sensual and bold, she is not afraid to stand up for herself. She is an open book so to speak, what you see is what is there. She can face any challenge with clarity and the knowledge that the thing fought for is worth the battle. She has her tattoos, they are the symbols of her moments of valor, and she has earned them. She is respected by the world as being the right gal for the job; whatever it may be due to her courage and ability to do the right thing in the face of any opponent.
The saint has the blueness of a contemplative life. She praises God and is dedicated to His service. She is surrounded by stained glass windows that glorify her sainthood. The Add-A-Bead Necklace comes from an experience in my life. Years ago, my Mother was given a gift from my sister, a chain that you could add gold beads to as an ongoing gift. I too jumped on the opportunity to build on that gift until my Mother had a complete gold bead necklace. The thought of giving a gift consistently that someone really wanted touched me in a profound way. Isn’t that what gifting is all about? Giving something that another person not only wants but also needs to nourish the soul?
Sparkle and shine girlfriend! What can I say, this painting reminds me of the singer Cher. I could see Cher having a wig made of this hair and wearing it proudly to accept yet another award. She has a sense of style all her own. Her direct gaze upon us all is a testament to her confidence.
While going through a particularly difficult time in my life I felt like crying all the time, I know my soul was busy being very sad from the pain. Yet, I carried on, went to work, painted and did not bother telling anyone about my pain. You wouldn’t want all the judgment on you as your friends and family try to fix the problem. Those big eyes tell it all, watching out for anything else that might injure a person. The painting has all the movements around the pain that helps a person make sense out of the situation. The things that heal; color, flow, reason, relief and then onto health.
Have you ever had someone that believed in you? Someone that saw something in you that you couldn’t even see in yourself? That was Dr. Leslie. While going to art college, he saw something in me and my work that drove me on to be better than I even thought I could be here’s to you Dock, thanks so much.
Copper Lady is really a tattoo. She is into heavy metal. While thinking about the drug culture and the treatment of this huge epidemic, I was thinking how maybe these people do not realize how very wonderful they are and what contributions they could make if they were not so distracted from the world. She is contemplative, and looking into herself, now that is where real healing starts.
Ecstasy! One lifts one’s face to the heavens in sheer joy of knowing they are one with God and the universe.
Cultivating and tending to one’s thoughts and ideas is an art. This gal loves to get her thoughts in order, make sure she is thinking the right thing because as we all know, thoughts come before action. We will always do the right thing.
Fist glance at this work and you wonder what the heck are you looking at, then the realization that you are looking at the top of the lovely lady’s head in repose. I got this idea from a trip to Las Vegas and the billboard I saw of the Phantom of the Opera.