Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Green Woman makes her Debut

It took all week and 2 minor heart attacks, but my tree lady is painted. As you can see, she has changed a lot! She went off in a completely different direction as I painted her, morphing from a tree spirit into a Green Woman. 

I hadn't intended for her to be as dark as this, but as I kept adding wash upon wash of color (I just counted... there are 18 colors of paint on her) the darker she got, the more I liked it.  Oh well, when the must speaks, it is best to just go with it.

I can only stare at her in wonder -- WHERE did she come from? I don't know...


I argued with myself quite a bit before deciding to add the micromarble embellishments - sometimes more is just too much - but I couldn't resist. I'm glad I didn't. :-)


She is 19" tall from root to tallest branch, and quite heavy.  It will be fun deciding on just the right spot to display her.


I have an idea now for another tree woman in an entirely different style. I even have another head in my stash ready to go.

12 comments:

Jennifer A. said...

Totally awesome. Now I see what you meant about the green crystals.

BumbleVee said...

wow... an amazing creature. And...what a ton of work with all the tiny beads and wires... love her delicate right hand...

Lotus said...

Fantastic!
I love her pose! Especially her hand on the left (her right hand)... so graceful, just like a tree! This came out sooo beautiful!
Lotus

Shashi Nayagam said...

Judi you excelled!!! She is indeed awesome and I am sure the picture doesn't do her justice. I wish I could see her in person must be an awesome sight to look at her.

Jennifer Rose said...

wonderful :D its a very impressive looking piece

Serena said...

OH, she's so beautiful, Judi! You did good, girl!

Cherie said...

Wow Judi! This piece is GORGEOUS! I love everything about her!

ruthanne said...

I agree with every comment. She is awesome. Wish I could see her in person.

Kerry said...

I love her! she is awesome, wonderful piece of art! I am going to have to get busy you make me ashamed for neglecting my creations that have been waiting to be born. You are doing fantastic art Judi!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Judi, your tree doll is AMAZING! Love everything about her. How are you feeling? I hope and pray you are ok.
Hugs

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Sandy said...

She is gorgeous! I'm glad I stopped by and got to see her.