Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Give Thanks Goddess

 When we arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and joy of living.  If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.
~Tecumseh Shawnee Chief ~


Progression

Scrapes of paper glued down with Golden Soft Gel (Matte)
Working on the face
Like to get the face just right 

 Cut the paper for the feathers

Paste the paper feathers on with Golden Soft Gel Medium

 Paint the butterflies
Just adding the details.
 Softened it up a bit with Golden Titanium White
and added some scribbles.

I am also working on a new piece. 
This is the biggest piece I have ever worked on.
I love looking at the possibilities.
So much fun!
Can't wait to see what it turns out to be. 

Also it is my husband I my Anniversary!
26 years!
So indulge me a bit because I have to dedicate this post to my lovely husband.
I have been posting this song for the last few years.
It has become my song to him.
It tells it all!
Love you Stephen Foust!!!
It's true, I was made for you.
Happy Anniversary!!


17 comments :

Sue Marrazzo said...

Ahhhh...So SWEET! Congrats on 25 years!
Your ART looks a lot like you...NICE WORK!

Sue Marrazzo said...

OOPS...26 Years!!!!!

Kristin Dudish said...

Happy Anniversary Heather!
Your "Give Thanks Goddess" is beautiful (and I can't wait to see what you do with the larger painting)!
xo
Kristin

Carol said...

Your Goddess is stunning and I can't wait to see what happens with the larger painting...it's looking fantastic so far ♥
Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

A beautful collage-painting! And congratulations on your anniversary :-)
Happy PPF
Ilona

Netty said...

thank you for sharing the process of your beautiful artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Stunning! I love this piece. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations on your Anniversary :-)

SLScheibe said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the Thanksgiving art. She's just gorgeous. And I love the little mini walk-through. I'm always interested to see how people get from A to B. A cool process.

Christine said...

lovely piece, she looks like you! Congrats on your anniversary!

Abigail Davidson said...

Love your character design. Looks great! Happy PPF!

Linda said...

oh my-she is so very beautiful and I love the native American saying!

JoyCorcoran said...

thanks for sharing your process. It's amazing the transformation from beginning to end. And what a beautiful way to honor the goddess -- gratitude is the most beautiful of emotions. Your palette is perfect for this piece.

Anne Manda said...

Love her, so beautiful and love the subtle colors and white scribbles, so luminous! Love the saying, too! The WIP looks great!

Giggles said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love the song!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your artwork and the quote. I agree one hundred percent with that quote... I always talk about the importance of gratitude!! I feel it every single day I breathe!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Happy 26 years. Yes a dedication to your hubby is in order. Love the art this week too.
Nicole/Beadwright

Tammie Dickerson said...

It is so fun to see all of your creative steps! Wonderfully done!

Viola said...

Gorgeous! =) I love her eyes and those beautiful feathers! wow!
so fun to see the process! :)