My Goals

Get a degree in fine art, maybe even a masters... Study with a Master. Study Realism and abstract art. Paint in classical style in water color, oil and acrylic. Mae my own paint. Paint modern, abstract and surreal subjects in a classical way. Make social comment through art. Start an international woman's artists collective. Build a web site full of art resources. Do Collaborative art with women around the world. Show.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Working Woman's Dreams

I am fascinated by collage and with my background in design love fashion images. I have also been feeling so pulled between the aspect of mothering my children and the desire to paint ad return to school, I wanted to try to represent this with a crazy kind surreal dream scape using a collage image.

The composition looks something like this... With a dove representing peacefulness and a parrot representing the carefree lifestyle of youth both flying out of the picture with a dog and a baby and some butterflies, adding to the surreal aspect of the picture, also the woman's features are displaced....so far looks something like this... in water colour...

I have used a resist to block out the more detailed forms so I could really develop the background. I am pleased with it so far...

4 comments:

sarah said...

Wow! So interesting. I can't wait to see it finished.

I really love your organic abundance piece too. Beautiful!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Hi!
It looks like you have a great start on your idea.
Thank you so much for the link! I am very honored.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!
:)

oreneta said...

The second one is doing lots and lots for me....you are so skilled hon....update please....

Laura Bradbury said...

Hey Heather,

We're FINALLY getting caught up after the girls have gone back to school - whew! Love your new blog and am going to commission a new painting next time you come to Burgundy. Can you guy smake it anytime soon? We are heading into the time of year where we have lots of space and would LOVE to have you.

Plus, I have to tell you about this amazing writer I met who does collages for all her books / writing projects and it's amazing how it helps set the tone. However, too long for a comment!

Bisous

Laura