Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'eunice' ~ casein paint, watercolors, thread, embroidery floss and seed beads on painted muslin

eunice is an experiment with thread, paint and beads. it's a combination that's been calling to me for a while but i've been waiting for it to sort of firm up. well, it hasn't firmed up, so i decided to just mess around with it. i especially like her lips, which i stitched with embroidery floss and then painted. the stitching really gave them some nice texture and depth.

unfinished pages in pocket moleskine - flowers colored with prismacolor pencils and an 8B pencil

i was going to put eunice in 'the merry men', but then i remembered some 4" x 6" frames in my closet, so i put her in one of those. that's her in the pogo print on the right. the left page is me drawing with my right (dominant) hand, i think - i can't remember... i just don't think i could've drawn anything that symmetrical with my left hand!


prismacolor pencils and 8B pencil in pocket moleskine

some pale, quiet girls... drawing them is kinda like putting on quiet music... ; )

XO

32 comments:

  1. I like the seed beeds on her cheek, like she is half plant and half woman.

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  2. Oh I just love the way you have stitched her face. The eyes, nose, mouth. You are amazing! Love the quiet pale girls too. ox

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  3. I love your pale quiet girls, just perfect for how I feel today. :o)
    The stitching makes a really lovely different kind of texture to the piece! You've incorporated it so well in the painting. I love the line it makes and is it me or does it remind me of Etch-a-sketch? (Etch-a-sketch was my favourite toy!)
    Jess x x

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  4. Eunice seems to represent a 'birth' - she seems partly new ideas forming from the old . . . I just love her beads and one small eye - the idea of her . . can't wait to see more.

    You've described the pale girls perfectly - 'quiet music'
    - my aunt used to wear her hair in that same style . . .
    love them.

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  5. Just love these!!

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  6. really good lips and oooh bees... xox

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  7. You and your art always bring a smile to my face.
    :0)
    xo

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  8. good post ... i get where you are going . i seem to have the painting, stiching , embroidery and bead thing too. i think this next year i am going to explore that .
    xxoo

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  9. I can't take my eyes off "Eunice" - such beautiful work.

    XO ~ Susan

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  10. Eunice is over the top gorgeous. You might just become the Picasso of stitchery!

    Is she looking down her nose at us? Or winking?

    Brilliant!

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  11. Dear Lynn, I saw this on my iPhone during the night and could not wait to get to the computer to see her closer. she is so in her homunculus state searching for her soul...as she evolves so will her nature, personality and your familiarity with her. i do see a shift in "process" here for you and i feel it is going to be very powerful. it was so lovely to bring in the dawn with eunice this morning. xx ani.

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  12. I think I saw Eunice in the ravine, where I walk sometimes, picking berries outside the 200-year-old tree that is her home.

    [P.S. I love her.]

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  13. Love it all! I think Eunice is cleverly done!

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  14. I wish felt like the pale quiet girls today, but I am all fired up to fight for something I believe in at the Might mighty Day Job today, and have to be more like Enid. love, sus

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  15. I love the combination of paint, floss, and seeds! I wonder where this will lead you? Have fun!

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  16. Eunice is a true nature girl..I wonder where she gets that from? LOL// Always loving you.
    Katelen

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  17. pale quite girls and even flowers are so lovely to me.

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  18. o!

    i see eunice is already occupying a space on your wall, but if you part with her, i will happily be your buyer!

    i love this!

    xxa

    p.s. is the time change totally rocking your life too? i love all of the early nights.

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  19. I really like your explorations with stitching and beads on Eunice; you're definitely onto something here. And the pale, quiet girls are always my favorites, accompanied by the soft humming of bees...

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  20. oh I love the stitching and beads... what a great addition! Yes, texture & depth!
    The pencil drawings of the pale girls are so sweet!

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  21. As soon as I saw your new girl on my blogger dashboard, I knew you had taken up some thread. What dimension you've given to her face! Really, really nice. I'm so glad you gave her her own space on the wall. Now she can be with you when you create cool new stuff.
    Love the hand drawn, subtle colors of your sketches, too. It's like taking a vacation when you just keep it simple. Nice!

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  22. I have watched these feminine faces evolve, and they keep getting more and more intriguing and beautiful.

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  23. I like the stitching so much Lynne,especially on her lips, and the stylized flowers in the moleskin too.
    xx
    cinnamon girl
    (neil young made me do it)

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  24. Beautiful artwork~
    I like the look of pogo prints;-)

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  25. Oh I like the use of the beads. And this is my first glimpse of one of your dominant hand drawings. Very very nice.

    Thanks for your sweet commenting this past week. I am still working on some page works and will share them soon.

    Love love your art!

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  26. Lovely. So nice to see what you are up to. xx

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  27. oh wow Lynne this is indeed a new road and i cant wait to travel it with u , your work gives me such pleasure and inspiration, love her and framed well , just perfect...

    hugz bev

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  28. The coming together is in the doing, that is how it appears. Your people, the catch the heart.

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  29. Oh yes--I love this stitch and paint combo!

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  30. LOVE the experiment! Perfectly wonderful and so very inspiring. Also love the quiet girls and flower. My visits here are always so inspiring. Thank you!

    Kim

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