Wednesday, 2 March 2011

may you have a life filled with happiness...


playing round with inks on these pages and the ghost technique of using masks with water..I used the inside of a graze box to make ghostly boxes in the ink. The frames are filled with various images under a transparency...the journalling reads "may you have a life filled with happiness and acceptance for who you are and what you are to become"..dedicated to my son.

Looking through The 20th century art book I came across "abstract head" by Jawlensky. Jawlensky believed that "colour was a means of appealing to the soul arguing that painting could be a visual music...he developed this idea into a series of works called songs without words".

I really like Jawlensky's use of colour and lines so had a quick play with pastels and this is my interpretation called"lines, curve and shade"...bit of fun. I had some happy news yesterday as I won some art goodies from the milliande journal prompts I took part in over january...its a great site why not check it out?

11 comments:

craftytrog said...

I really love these, they look fantastic Lorraine! x

Lottie said...

My goodness your work is just fabulous -takes my breath away

artistamyjo said...

Really like all the playing around with ink your doing.
Very nice.
Hugs, Amy

dosfishes said...

Wonderful pieces all, the blending of the inks is so soft and luscious and what a sweet dedication to your son.
Wise words Mum. xox corrine

Katie said...

Lorraine, I love these pages and all these layers. Cool technique

Sid said...

The journal pages are great as is the pastel !

Diane said...

All of these are wonderful! Love the face with pastels!

Martina2801 said...

OMG, what a great creation, Lorraine! I`m speechless!

Pat Beaumont said...

great work and sentiments Lorraine

Marit said...

Wow Lorraine, your art journal page is gorgeous, and the abstract is so awesome! I don't like pastels to work with myself... I'm not good at it either. You are very talented! Love it!

Oxana said...

Stunning work, Lorraine!
Have a nice weekend, my friend!
Hugs
Oxana