Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Sketches - 'Bliss'

Happy Sunday! 


This is the progress on my latest piece that I have titled 'Bliss'.  I was inspired again by Gustav Klimt ~
His picture 'Mother and Child' is just so beautiful! 


Started with a sketch of course :-) and had a bit of difficulty with the baby's face...

I like how the faces turned out though!



This, to me, is perfect BLISS, having my babies in my arms...Such precious moments.


I wonder how all of your summers are? Mine has been very busy and not left me much time for blogging! Been really missing Sunday Sketches so up early this morning and posting this to share. I hope you enjoy it!
Head over to Sophia's for more talented artists.


Now off to the Arts Festival which is one of the biggest events here in my little town...Love all the inspiration I always find there! 

Smiles and hugs to you all!

19 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Oh yes it's coming along so well. Really special this one.

I'm busy too - trying to make the most of summer. It's over before you blink! Got a week off work, so will be doing a few day trips and excursions.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Just so absolutely beautiful Julia. You must be a deeply happy, woman with a positive attitude to create such beauty? You've captured the love of a child perfectly. I hope the Arts Festival is a great one? My dad just emailed me this a.m. to tell me about the Art Festival in Astoria. Since my mother passed he has taken up painting again. It's given him new purpose and joy. Wishing you a fun day! x Deb

p.s.- I was away from blogging for 5 wks., summer just has a habit of doing that to us!

Christine said...

nothing more beautiful than mother with child, you've done a great job capturing the intimacy!

craftattack said...

Beautiful sketch, this will be a wonderful picture when it is finished Valerie!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous!! and so much better than the inspiration (and I do like the inspiration :) )

Joni Nickrent said...

Love your sketch...beautiful, peaceful and full of joy! POP ART MINIS

Missy said...

Beautiful love seeing the progress, holding your is pure bliss:)

Lenora said...

Oh wow - I love her! I also love Klimt's mother and child! This so takes me back to the days my kids were really young, you have caught a real feeling here! Especially in the faces, the childs angelic sleep, moms soft passion.

Sophia said...

Welcome back, Julia. You've been SO missed. :) Your painting/depicition is so lovely and sweet. I'm loving watching you grow in your art. Truly a blessing and joy. Happy SS!

lissa said...

the orange color is so perfect for her hair. it's quite a cheerful color.

have a sweet day.

Ces said...

I love the little baby's hair! Your addition of flora is just lovely!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful work ~ !!! Am Following you now.

Summer is rapidly moving on ~ Great summer ~ love fall ~ in MA ~ don't want to wish my life away ~ so try and stay in the Now. ^_^

Sketch Sunday and my blog is Share the Creative Journey ~ thanks ^_^

BECKY said...

Julia, your artwork and talent really shows in this beautiful piece! I think it's one of your best...or maybe THE best!

Catherine... said...

I absolutely love Bliss...you've captured the feeling totally...the colours are gorgeous and rich... I agree, babies faces are so hard to draw.. Hope you find more "You time". My summer has been hectic too...waiting to go back to work for a rest...:)

Heather said...

Julia, so good to see you today! I hope you enjoyed the arts festival. this is a beautiful piece with so much emotion. i just love the hair and face of the mom. very sweet.
i agree, summer is so busy, especially with the kids around and doing things...we are off to the zoo today!
hugs!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

This is super lovely! I absolutely adore mother and baby drawings! I did one myself and had a mommy holding a baby up in a tree! It is such a tremendous blessing to be a mother. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings.

toadinaboat.com said...

Aw, what a wonderful moment. The name fits.

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Julia,

this is quite serene, blissful, beautiful and sublime for me. I love looking at it.

outdoor.mom said...

really sweet :-)