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Friday, February 3, 2012

Sleep


"... I think that just being alive is so much work
at something you don't always want to do.
The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep."
-- Andy Warhol

This painting came from a sketch I did one night. It wouldn't leave me alone; I even dreamed about it. So I had to paint it. Poor thing, I know how she feels. Strange how things take hold of you. Maybe it's from lack of sleep.  ;)

This is my entry for Paint Party Friday. I try to make it over there when I can. You should too! Have a great weekend everyone!

20 comments:

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great Warhol quote and intensely expressive painting!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

EVA said...

Fascinating perspective! Very captivating indeed.

Carol L McK said...

Mesmerizing painting ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Gloria said...

Love that Warhol quote. Your piece is great. Lots of texture. I love that the machinery was going for you when you painted this. Awesome and thanks for sharing.

Netty said...

Terrific quote and loving your wonderful painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

Debbie said...

This is a very expressive painting! 'Love the quote, too.

Carol said...

Love the quote!!! The painting looks great... you could have been painting me :0)

BlackPumpkin said...

Lovely and funny!

scapmanufaktur said...

stunning... love it, it makes me scary

craftattack said...

Very expressive painting! Valerie

Bill said...

It made me smile. I don't know what a good full night's sleep is anymore. I wake up tired and go to bed tired. Unfortunately, going to bed is when my brain goes haywire. I should try painting that one day.

carlarey said...

You gotta love those visions that just insist on being painted, don't you? Where would artists be without them?

Geckostone said...

This is great! Yep its those insomnia nights we love so well,lol!

Sunshineshelle said...

She looks tortured maybe by a dream, or maybe by lack of dreaming (?) love the boldness of this!

bohemiannie! art said...

Hope you get some really great sleep this week and SWEET dreams!

Christine said...

very expressive and great texture too!

NatashaMay said...

Great emotions on this face! Love the Warhole's quote as well. :)

Elisa Choi said...

I can relate with the quote and with your painting. There are a lot of factors why we remain where we are doing the thing we don't want to do. But we do have a choice but the point is to have courage and step up in achieving our dreams. Great expression!

Pat Tillett said...

Love that quote! I have a lot of images in my head, but I can't paint or draw a lick, so they are just stuck there. Nice one! The contrast between the painted portion and the stark white is awesome...

Christine Krauss said...

WOW! This will stay with me! I LOVE it!!!!! <3