Sunday, September 6, 2009

Not a Madonna


I just finished this mixed media piece, using acrylic paint, colored pencils, ink, gesso, molding paste, paper, stamps and stencils on wood, for one of Suzi Blu's online classes.

She was originally going to be a Madonna, but by the time I had finished adding the embellishments she looked much more like a dancing harem girl. Whatever that means. Probably an image I have in my mind from a bad movie I saw as a teenager.

I was going to write something on her, but that would have meant making a commitment to Madonna or harem girl, so she is textless. I do, however, feel like I could add something like bits of white paper or more stamps on the bottom right corner and left side, but what exactly that would be is not coming to me. So there she sits, staring with an air of detachment into space. Wordless.

It's hard to know with mixed media when the heck to stop. I mean you could add and subtract so many times that in the end one piece could have been five different ones.

I like how she looks in the dappled shade. Or is that dappled sunlight? This probably means that I should add something else to her, maybe even across her face. But I doubt if I will. It's time to work on a different image. Maybe a sweet dog.

5 comments:

Paz said...

She's beautiful.

Paz

anna maria said...

Thanks Paz, hope you are enjoying your blog break!

anna maria said...

Oh my gosh, Paz, I just read your most recent post! That is just awful. I am so sorry. So much for external hard drives...

sharon said...

Anna Marie, thank you so much for your sweet comment!! Your piece here is AMAZING..I mean really beautiful!! I guess I have to check out Suzi Blu that everyone talks about, sure looks like she is winderful too!

Leslie said...

Beautiful Anna Maria! I don't think she needs a thing, but I know what you mean about never knowing when to quit!