Friday, September 27, 2013

Oracle Painting

For Paint Party Friday I would like to share the long journey of a particular painting. I belong to a group of intuitive painters who have all taken Connie Hozvicka's BIG and DEEP classes. Some of us have met in person but not all. We decided to make an Oracle Deck together. Its going to be called Awakening to Your Divine Self - Wisdom and Love from your Fearless Sisters Oracle Deck. Isn't that a cool name? We've all chosen a word to focus our paintings on. My word is create and here is my painting.




















After first session the painting is just color and a swirling vortex of energy. Can you see that swirl on the bottom left?  It looks like a dress to me.




















I went with the dress/figure idea to see what would emerge.  I also see all this energy coming from her solar plexus so a spiral of energy is going to be placed there.
























First steps on her face and hair came out next. I wanted wild electrified hair. So this was a beginning.
























Then I tweaked her dress, changed the body shape a little and added the moon and the raven. I had added my first owl in the corner but it was awful so I painted over it. I forgot to take a picture before I did that.  Her hair is supposed to simulate braids and dreads and loose hair all tied up with beads in some of the strands.  I loved working on it.




I played with the moon a lot trying to get it more golden looking. Then the snowy owl was added. liked this pose of the owl so much better.  Snowy owls just make me smile, they are so pretty just sitting there.  I hope I get to see one in real life at some point.
























More work on the face and playing around with the hands.  I keep moving them and repainting.



She is almost done, still more detail to be added though.




















I want to keep tweaking this but realize it will never end so I am calling her complete.  I hope you enjoyed the journey through all these pictures.  Happy PPF

32 comments:

  1. This painting is ** fantastic ** Kate!!
    Love her hair, truly awesome :]

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    1. April, Thanks I loved doing the wild crazy hair.

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  2. Lovely wild hair and I do like that little owl. :)

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    1. Thank You, the owl has a place in my heart, I think he is very cute too.

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  3. Wonderful inspirational work. Thank you for sharing your journey:)

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  4. Lovely painting. I can see that we both were inspired by black bird this week. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Aga, I paint raven's quite often, they are my buddies. Thanks

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  5. it's interesting to see the different elements coming into the painting to make her complete. happy ppf! alpha shanahan 34

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    1. Alpha,
      I am glad you liked seeing the whole process.

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  6. GREAT way to paint - it is the only way I create. Funny that once you start being intuitive that it grows into the final work - just like your work ! Happy PPF !

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    1. I so agree, once I am able to let go and just follow my intuition wonderful things happen. Thanks.

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  7. Kate, she is beautiful. I love her hair, actually I love the entire painting. This is really a powerful painting. Thank you so much for sharing the process. I love to know how other artists work.

    I spent lots of time last night reading your blog and also your guest post on prayer flags. I can't wait to talk on Monday and learn more about your visionboard workshop. You really are a busy and very talented lady.

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    1. Ginny, You are so sweet, I am glad you've enjoyed the posts and the painting. The workshop was great. Talk to you Monday.

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  8. Fabulous idea to make an oracle deck. I love her hair! Glowing and free. xox

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    1. Corinne,
      Yes, its been a lot of fun. The hair really was fun, first time I have done it like that. Glad you liked it.

      Kate

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  9. How awesome! The WIPs are so cool to see and she turned out so well. Really cool art and way to paint :)

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    1. Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed all the wip pics.

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  10. Very beautiful work. The concept is really cool!

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    1. Debbie,

      I am glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks.

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  11. Wow I loved reading how your painting unfolded. I am always amazed at the story behind the art. Thank you Kate for being part of this journey and adding your love and wisdom to this Oracle Deck :)

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    1. Thanks Jill for stopping over here. This wouldn't have been possible without your vision. So glad to be a part of this.

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  12. love this painting with all the symbolism. Great idea making an oracle deck!

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  13. so great to see the progression of work! she is lovely! happy PPF

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  14. Wonderful symbolism...love her face and the texture of her hair!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Wonderful WIP images, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love her face and hair. Your work is amazing. I'm familiar with Connie's work. Thanks.
    gloria

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  17. Love all the swirls and action in this gorgeous piece. You stopped at the right moment.. not too little, not too much.

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  18. Yes, it really shows energie! A Fearlees Painting Oragle deck...I think I will need one!
    Have a great and creative weekend with lots of energy - Irma

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  19. Thanks for showing your progress through this painting. It's fun to see how other artists think and create. I love the end result! Her hair is amazing!!

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  20. I loved seeing your process - thank you for sharing with us x

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