Over the years, I have painted many portraits of my daughter, Maria. This one below is probably one of my favourites. Actually, as I am writing out this post I am getting an idea for the next post, which could be a presentation of all of the portraits together. Well, for now, here is a simple Silhouette painting of a Mother and Daughter sharing a special moment.
Following my current theme of pink skies, I was inspired to paint this little painting today (50x50cm). It was a pure joy to create the two figures walking in the woods. Hmm, I wonder what they are talking about and what their story is? I have found certain success in using soft pink and lemon as the backdrop colours. I feel it lightens and creates a dramatic contrast to the heavy black foreground.
Do you know this feeling? Walking in the woods and feeling the calmness of nature entering the soul? I live in the Danish countryside and I love the peace and healing that only nature can yield. This painting is a celebration of this emotional experience. Breathe in deep.
So as you know if you’ve been following my posts recently I am working a lot with clay these days. I love the simplicity of throwing a clay vase and finding a simple decoration idea.The clay dictates what it wants to do on the wheel! Here’s a terra-cotta vase covered with a red slip. The figures are painted in black under glaze. Now it needs to be bisque fired and finally fire glazed. A lengthly process! I have quite a few vases on the go at the moment so hopefully they’ll all turn out well. I am not a trained Potter, so it is learning by doing and having fun along the way!