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Friday, March 25, 2011

Jagged Bitter Jill

"You live you learn...You scream you learn"
-- Alanis Morissette

This is my painting for this week's Paint Party Friday. I'm often inspired by music and this week I've been listening to a lot of it. Some of my friends and family are going through rough times right now and I don't blame them for being a little bitter. We've been able to laugh and cry together through some of the pain but there's still healing yet to get through. This was my attempt to work it out on the canvas. I will say this: it certainly was therapeutic! ;)

Check out the other entries for this week's paintings by clicking on the button in the sidebar. Last week there was a great turnout and some awesome art! I met a lot of new friends and had a wonderful time looking at every one's art.

38 comments:

Kristin Dudish said...

The textures you create are truly amazing and they all play off of each other so well! There are just so many things I love about this painting - including the title (When I read it I thought, "Hey, that sounds like an Alanis Morissette song... then I saw the lyrics under the painting!ha!)

I'm so glad painting has been therapeutic for you.

xo
Kristin

Gloria said...

The colors are electrifying. I like the way you are able to work with the lay of the land. She's turning her head to look at us so that we can let her know we just love her umbrella and dress.:) Excellent!

Msartist said...

Hi Pam! I love your jagged little Jill! Lovely colors and perspective.
~Theresa

Deanna said...

Pam, this is fantastic! The colors are so vivid and the look on her face is priceless! Great job.

Marianne said...

Wonderful painting. Is that glass shards I see? or foil?

Hybrid J said...

The color and texture are so lovely. How intriguing the lady is looking back to us, as if she beckons us to follow for an adventure. Well Done! Thank you for sharing. ;)

Pointy Pix said...

This is wondrfu. I love how the perspective leads the eye off to the distance and you wonder where this lady is going and how she looks back to see if we're going to join her! Its great that music inspires creativity like this. Wishing only good things to your family members who are swallowing that jagged little pill right now.

Pointy Pix said...

Oops touchscreen typos! Should of course say wonderful!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is beautiful- I love how the light are on in the windows. To me, they imply several things; it's late, there are others that can't sleep, there's hope in the distance....and more:) I also really like that she looking over her shoulder inviting us to join her on her journey.
Very emotional painting- and VERY well done!

Yvonne said...

Love it! Your perspective is wonderful and the colors great. I also like the glow in the windows.

Marlene said...

Wonderful painting, full of emotion. I really like the perspective you have achieved and the look on her face says it all.

WrightStuff said...

There's something about this that reminds of me of Van Gogh for some reason - I think it's the colours and maybe the emotion. Whatever! It's a great painting!

Theresa said...

Tres cool Pam! Could stare at this one for hours and make up all kinds of stories going on here...

NatashaMay said...

Sorry to hear about the hard times. I love lisetning to music while I paint, too. Great one!

art2cee2 said...

You are so right! Painting does help you get through the rough spots. Hope things get better...by the way the painting is pretty awesome! :-)

EVA said...

Wonderful! A very intriguing perspective and fabulous colours and textures. I love the glow in the window and the night sky and wonder what or who she sees behind her!

Plus I want that matching raincoat and umbrella! Awesome!

Great to see you back at PPF!

Christine said...

Nice work, truly inspired. Hoping for better times for everyone.

La Abela said...

It is a work of art, is busy and I see it your feeling. Un abrazo desde España

Domestic Icing said...

This is lovely. You've captured the mood so well, which is, I find, really hard to do! I really know what you mean about music/art and how life gets mixed into the notes and paints. My husband is a musician and I paint. So, whatever life gives us ends up both on our walls and in our household soundtrack pretty quickly.

Well done!

Charlie

Kate Boone said...

I absolutely love your use of colors an texture in this one. And the composition. . . I love that the direction of the buildings pulls you towards the girl. Great job. :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous Pam..i LOVE how the windows/light pops out at you...the intriguing figure walking...really comes to life..powerful and symbolic!This is fabulous..I definatly can feel the vibe of powierful music here.interseting what sparks us ..I love music too alongside creating!Sorry to hear your loved ones going through a rough time..here's to new joy!
Happy Creating..this was awesome!!

ॐ Rabbit said...

I had to go dig out Alanis.

I joined in and added my "Rainbow" painting from earlier in the week. We'll see how it's received. Has gotten some really weird responses so far.

Pam Tucker said...

Rabbit: Everybody's welcome at PPF!

ileana said...

You have a true gift! Love the emotion in this painting...the "my heart will go on" attitude and I too find inspiration from song lyrics, movie lines, quotes, you name it!

So glad to meet you here at the party...the pleader is all mine! :)

All the best to you and yours. We live, we learn, that is so true.

ileana said...

Pleader = pleasure, btw. I hate the automatic spell check on these iPads! :/

My Grama's Soul said...

I love it when painting helps heal emotions....that is part of what it is all about.

Jo

Pam Tucker said...

Marianne: You asked if those were glass bits or foil. Actually I used a product by Stewart Gill called Byzantia and the color is Phonecia.

Really it looks like cut up bits of sequin waste. They call it "jewel bright textile & craft media". Very shiny and cool! ;)

Jenny Blair said...

This is fantastic! I love the texture and the zing of the green shiny bits...even better that it provided a bit of healing :)

angelself said...

Excellent Pam! I'm so enjoying perusing your blog. Your art is so evocative. =) Thanks for stopping by...Kathryn

Tammie said...

so wonderful to let music inspire you. A fabulous painting!

priti.lisa said...

First, I love the title, it's perfect. And the painting is so well done! It looks like shards of glass in her coat and umbrella...sooo coool, Pam.
xox

Heather said...

Very nice piece! Perpective is dead on! Very cool!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

So very mysterious...what is she walking away from and why is she looking back for one last glance? The passage seems narrow, dark and limited, but her bright raincoat and matching umbrella mean that she will use what she's got to be happy and move forward in her own way, keeping herself on the right track. The lit windows are her friends and support along the way.
Lovely colors and such intriguing composition!

Toni said...

She's so mysterious! I LOVE her. Sometimes submerging yourself in your passion truly can help you get through anything.

Bill said...

I love this! I've realized that I find paintings with buildings in them fascinating. The windows make these buildings just pop out. Jill is a perfect counterpoint for them. Great work!

Roban Studio said...

Very interesting painting! It's almost as if she's leaving at night...running away from something. Love it! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

miz katie said...

Painting seems to help us work our way through lots of problems, doesn't it? I hope this week will go smoother for you and your family.

Annabelle said...

The movement in this piece speaks about your trials and tribulations.We all need something to anchor us down and continue on our life's journey and art is one medium that helps us do that. I see you are on the road to a continued climb to prosperity but keeping thought upon some things that at the moment are incomprehensible. Hope in time these things unfold effortlessly into something better.

Annabelle >^..<

p.s. I like what you did for texture in her attire and the the composition of the narrow path and light really does evoke a story.