Saturday, October 1, 2011

'Bliss' finally finished and new work in progress...

'Bliss' 12"x24"

Hello All! 
I have finally finished this piece that I started over a month ago!  It is filled with details, but I haven't had it professionally scanned yet so you may not be able to catch them all with these photos.
I haven't been at my drawing
table for that long!  Yikes!
Life has been challenging lately and getting in the way of blogging and my art, writing, etc. 
It felt so good to finish this piece!!!

As you know I had been on a Klimt kick before this last break, and below you will see the sketch I started today, inspired by his work 'The Kiss', one of my favorite pieces of his.  It will be fun to see where it goes.

We are heading into Fall, my very favorite time of year, and I am enjoying every moment of this wonderful season!  Lots of hot tea, baking has begun, (two punkin' pies in the oven as we speak) and just that general crispness in the air!  I do hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful time of year, happy and healthy.

Looking forward to visiting you all more often to see what you have been up to!

S m i l e s


ps ~ my thoughts go out to Sophia at this very difficult time...please stop by her place
and give her your support.


Shayla said...

This is the most amazing piece EVER. For one it is adorable and I feel very happy viewing it.

A lot is going on here-it also gives me a very "surreal" feeling.

I'm always attracted by the way you use color in skin tones. So delicate and ethereal. Your ornate and intricate details are a trade mark on your work. Always an eye-catcher.

Glad to be back on Blogger!!! This piece is very inspiring. You are absolutely WONDERFUL!

lissa said...

lovely as ever. I like how the tree curves, pretty much how everything just blends together so well.

I hope you have a sweet fall or autumn as I prefer to used instead

Jehanne's doodles said...


Looking forward to seeing the new Kiss done, the sketch looks great.

We have had to 2 gorgeous Autumn days here, no clouds in the sky.

Tammie said...

such a tender and lovely piece Julia! Congratulations on completing this, it must feel grand. And this sketch is delicious! Sweet dreams.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow...this is so beautiful....amazing!!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, just amazing! Valerie

Diane said...

Amazing art Julia!!--I am really loving all of the Klimt-inspired pieces I've been seeing. What an inspiring artist he was.

Sabina said...

Another beautiful drawing! And you can still see a lot of detail here. I love that it looks like a painting you'd find at the Met!

And I agree completely about fall--I'm so excited!

Heather said...

Hi Julia,
I got so happy when I saw your comments on my blog. So good to see you back my friend...and with an amazing piece! Really, a piece of pumpkin pie for me!!!!!!!!!!!
wish we could catch up with a good cuppa together - - yes we are preparing for autumn, here too!
the girls want to be a boxer and an 80s princesses for us either! LOL -
have a great day!

Kristin said...

Hi Julia! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comments - it is great seeing your beautiful work - this piece is absolutely stunning! I LOVE the soft colors and sweet embrace pictured - really really special and unique. AND I love your new profile shot too - so pretty!! xoxo

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous work..inspiring and fantastical...such talent!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is wonderful - I love seeing this direction with your work - I feel like there has always been a bit of a Klimt-esque-ness to your lovely ladies... Beautiful!