Sunday, August 26, 2007

IF Visitor

“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” - Einstein


This is the finished 5x7 canvas I previewed on the blog yesterday. Golden acrylics (including a generous helping of Micaceous Iron Oxide), image transfer (my grandfather RIP) and some rayon mesh. A justjohanna scroll image is also in there...but it doesn't show up well in the scan.

Thank you for stopping by today!

20 comments:

Karen said...

This is WONDERFUL! really haunting. I thought about death at the door for IF Visitor, but couldn't make it work the way I wanted. This is great.

Micaceous iron oxide paint seems to keep cropping up in my reading--I think it's a hint that I need some! (Anything's a hint that I need more art supplies:)

Deborah said...

Oh MY. What an AMAZING, evocative piece of art. I'm gob-smacked!

Tami said...

A bit eerie, sort of like a haunted house piece. Love those gothic looking letters you used.

~missprissme said...

ME 2.... gob-smacked!!! Love that term. This is very nice and appropriate for my mood today. Thanks for making and sharing your talent. Amazing TFS

~missprissme said...

Might I add hauntingly beautiful.

Kim said...

Cool! A bit spooky but cool!

Godelieve said...

Cool! How did you do the letters? They go very well with the project. I like the mesh too.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful art! Love the 'rough' canvas you used.

Julie said...

The letters are stamps :) Martha Stewart..thanks everyone!!!

zorana said...

I like this a lot! :o)

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Hi Julie,

Looked at your cards. You make absolutely beautiful cards! You are so talented!!!

xxxMarieke

audrey h. said...

Julie...this is hauntingly gorgeous. I love the dark beautiful colors you used :o)

Heather Grow said...

Very cool. I love the quote too.

Tova said...

wow great job !!

Neda said...

Julie, I think this s very painterly piece worth exploring in many ways. As I said before, you do have a great intuitive choice of choosing the right materials, I love the jagged almost hesitant tears on the left. The deep color is very effective too. You got what it takes, girl. Go for it!! I am really impressed by this piece.

Emilia said...

Wow..this is stunning!And I like how you interpretated this IF topic!

Valaine said...

Wow! I loved the quote with your painting! This is such a treasure, thankyou for sharing all of this :)

Belita Rose said...

That's awesome!

-C- [Tant C] said...

Very beautiful!

Patrick said...

Very powerful and haunting. Love the color you used, and the texture is wonderful. I think this may be my favorite piece of yours (so far)! Beautiful.