Fear finds a way and appears when you least expect it. ( where have you been hiding?) Fear settles in the body like cement, hardening with every new thought. The order is given, a combat begins within, there is a slow release of panic. Pay attention to the feeling, stay silent and listen. Time to draw a way out, to push through and rise above it all.
(The best part of experiencing the emotions within is the ability to draw it out, and look at it face to face.)
I decided on a mash up today, I took an old watercolor I never finished and created a new mixed media piece layering it over the old painting. The figure was pieced together with decorative wrapping paper, marker and watercolor paper. -Mixed media on watercolor paper.
18 thoughts on “Drawing against my thoughts”
it came up really nice..love the hair and the face motionless even when the whole body is moving..nice depiction of fear, i can ”see” it in the face.
Im glad I was able to get the emotion across in the art, thank you! I enjoyed creating this at the spur of moment.
Wow! This is so interesting to look at, Jennifer! Love how you mixed your mediums together. So much to discover! 😊
Feeling a bit mixed up these days.. I like experimenting. Thank you Jill!! Have a good evening!
I see the BF bridge in the background? And it’s such a nice warm color! Somehow for me that made me think this girl in the picture is heading toward something good!
Ahh you recognized the bridge! I painted from a beautiful photo I took as sun was setting, it cast a lovely shade onto the steel bridge. Thank you Claudia, I hope she is heading someplace great!
I love this picture and I see it as hopeful.
Thanks I’m thinking it is hopeful too!
You totally zentangled that. Great colours Jen.
ha ha thats my angle a little zen.. Thanks dear!!!
Yup, definitely getting a fear feeling, I think you depict it really well. Nice job Jennifer. 💛
Thank you Laura much appreciated!
So intriguing to look at Jennifer. Bravo!
I like the bridge image and how it illustrates for me the concept of fear coming and going…and having to navigate the bridge between confidence and uncertainty…which can easily become fear. Well done!
Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts on the image, it’s nice to receive feedback. 😊
I LOVE YOUR WORK !
Very kind of you Carmelo! Thanks so much have a fantastic weekend!