Saturday, November 16, 2013

My painting of Strength from The Hidden Realm Tarot

Yesterday I was inspired by my daily Tarot card the Five of Vessel - Ecstasy from the Wildwood Tarot to make art today. Due to my neck injury (which I am happy to say is gradually improving) I haven’t been painting or drawing for too long. So I've set  some time aside today for myself to play with my watercolors and pencils. I took the picture of Strength from The Hidden Realm Tarot painted by Julia Jeffrey as an example to work with. Although my skills aren't comparable to Julia’s I am very happy with the result and even more happy with the wonderful time I've had. I was humming and singing and painting and it felt like heaven. For today no tarot cards but some pictures showing the process of my painting adventure

First a drawing

Then some paint

A little bit more paint..

Followed by pencils

Finished!!

17 comments:

  1. Geez Louise woman, you are talented! Keep setting aside time when you can do art, and keep sharing it with the rest of us! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, you make me blush. :)
      It is difficult for me to show my paintings to other people, because I tend to focus on what I could have done better and then a comment as yours is so good to hear
      Hugs

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  2. Lovely! Do you have a rice bag for your neck when you are sitting still?
    I use one all the time on my mom's leg. I stitched two washcloths together and filled it with a couple of pounds of rice. Needs to be flexible but needs enough rice to stay warm for awhile.
    I nuke them for 2-2.5 minutes.

    Beautiful rendition of the card.

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    1. Thank you Sharyn
      I do have something like that. We call it Cherry pit cushion
      You also can nuke them
      But I will remember the rice option for that is much cheaper I think :)

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  3. Love it!!! Absolutely keep at it. A little bit at a time as your body allows. Especially if it makes you so joyful. Can't wait to see more. xxxxoooo

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    1. Thank you Carol That is a lovely thing to say. I will take it slow for I don't want to lose the progress I've made with my recovery :)

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  4. Congratulations Ellen!!!! It's a very very beautiful painting!!! Thank your for sharing, which it is so valuable: your painting. I hope you will show us more! :) Muchas Estrellas!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was difficult share, but I am glad I've done it :)

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  5. Wow, I adore this, thanks for sharing it!!!!!! It reminds me that I've strayed from my own art for far too long. You are very talented. Maybe someday you will create a deck of your very own ;)

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    1. Thank you Olivia! Yes it's true: art can be forgotten to easily. You make me curious about yours
      A deck ??? 78 cards??? I don't think so :D

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    2. Hah, well maybe I will find some of my paintings or drawings and post them on my blog in the future :) Yeah I know, 78 is a lot. I suppose that's why it takes most artists 2 years or more to create a deck!!! You'd have to have a topic you were very motivated about!! :)

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  6. Keeping motivated is the hardest I think. Perhaps a Lenormand deck (36 cards) :D

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  7. Lovely artwork. It looks great finished but I particularly like the pencil sketch. So very haunting. Keep it up!

    Why not an oracle. They can have as many or as little cards as you like.

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    1. Thank you so much The drawing is the most raw interpretation of the card. I feel more free when I draw;
      What about a three card oracle :D

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  8. As others have said - absolutely beautiful, Ellen! I'm so glad to hear you set aside some time for this, it sounds like it really transports you to a beautiful place when you get creative. This is something I keep promising myself to spend some time on, though I have very little talent or skill. But it won't get better if I don't practice! Hope you'll keep sharing your wonderful art with us, it's very inspiring :)

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    1. Thanks Kerry .Posting this painting and receiving such kind comments do help me cope with my insecurity about my art. Although people say they like what I make I often find it difficult to shed my perfectionism and be happy with my work. But hey, I am a work in progress too ±'

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    2. Yes, we are all works in progress :D

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