Friday, October 18, 2013

Partying on :)

I have been so busy creeping around & overloading on the So Dark So Good blogfest party posts still coming thick & fast at Magaly's (& checking out the treasure trove of awesome giveaways) &, well, gave into temptation, I couldn't contain my enthusiasm and reached for the darkest, blackest thing within reach... (keep your thoughts pure please) and there it was... a scrappy piece of charcoal, so not that big, but oh 'so dark' :) and with an abundance of gothic inspiration (& mixed with some oh so white gesso) I set to work on my favourite canvas of the moment, recycled packing board... AND... well you can see the result below ;)
It's been a while but also joining Paint Party Friday, it's my birthday next week, so I've blown up balloons, put on my party hat (yes I do feel a little silly sitting at my desk wearing it) & decided I felt like a little socialising & over-indulging (in a zero-calorie but full of goodness way) by attending TWO Party's... (& maybe have a glass of domestic bubbly too while I'm at it) ;)
Thanks again to Eva & Kristin the talented Paint Party Friday hosts :)
and BTW One of my paintings will be up as a giveaway prize at Pagan Culture on Sunday Oct 20 (so love you to enter if you get the chance)!

So Dark, So Good... 'Entombed'



BTW Someone told me original charcoal was made from human bones, now that's a little dark :/ Have a great weekend dudes & thanks for dropping by!


41 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

It does sound creepy but I did read somewhere that charcoal is made up of wood, bones and carbon materials of sort. I don't think it would be human bones though. Love your piece, just awesome. Love the finished look. Great job. Great to see you back.

Abigail Davidson said...

Your drawing is so cool! I enjoy seeing the stages of your work. That charcoal really adds depth to the piece. Happy PPF!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh Shelle, her face! That expression--trapped,but not by the box (the tomb) but by some emotion she can't get rid off. What a dark beauty...

I'm adding it to the party links. Now.

Sunshineshelle said...

I kept wondering if her darkness was inside...

Giggles said...

Gorgeous woman...fraught with pain...amazing emotion you've captured!! Good job!

Hugs Giggles

JKW said...

I am amazed at your strokes (into a real life woman) and the outcome with what you used. Very talented. Blessings, Janet (Thanks for your visit/comments, very appreciated.)

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful piece, love the expressive face!

Kat Griffin said...

very emotional art. she looks as though in a "tomb" to me. Sadness and depression plagues her life I fear. Thanks for sharing the progression it is interesting to me to see that too
-Kat-

Linda Wildenstein said...

Caught in her own thoughts.....she is gorgeous and quite alarming in her emotion. I don't know how it is that you do what you do, but you do it so well. xoxo Oma Linda

Nic McLean said...

Sunshineshell so good to 'see' you again!!I wondered where you had gone! I love this piece - it's dark but it's so full of emotion. I love the curves of her body and the shading is fantastic!

Kestril Trueseeker said...

There is something very compelling about her expression. I think I will be contemplating the simple, clean but evocotive imagery all day.

Gina said...

Oh Shelle! She is magnificent!!!
*put's on witchy party hat and holds out glass for bubbly* :D XXX

Christine said...

Lovely work, and happy Birthday when it comes! Nudes are tricky to do, and this one's classy, I just see the beauty of the piece.

Willow said...

Almost as if her expression states ~ her now tortured mind no longer wants to be connected to her beautiful body ~ the source of her griefs perhaps .

Karla B aka Lady Skyclad said...

Outstanding work, my friend!

SLScheibe said...

This is wonderful and dark. It's a gorgeous painting. I really love seeing your walkthrough too.

Lynda H said...

This made me gasp! Even sharing the process, I can't see where exactly you actually brought her to life - but you did.

Linda said...

such an emotional piece but gorgeous too-wow!

Jan said...

Fantastic and so hauntingly beautiful...I absolutely love it!!!

Hugs,
Jan

Tammie Dickerson said...

Haunting! Creepy fact about the charcoal! Beautifully done :)

Kristin said...

Oh my!!! She is absolutely wonderful! I LOVE seeing the progression of your painting - and am so impressed with the results! xoxo

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, she is breath taking! This painting really touches me! I feel you are painting me! I have been in another place this week! All over the place! LOL! The full moon tonight better do me some good! I want this feeling gone! It's yucky! It's a feeling of a bag of emotions! "Entombed" is stunning!!! Big Hugs ;o) Will e-mail tomorrow, hopefully ;o) Behind in everything, again! Happy early birthday beautiful woman ;o)

Cameron said...

She is lovely....until you think she may be a corpse...then you feel creeped out thinking she's lovely.....haha!

Perfect for the occasion, methinks!

Happy early Birthday, Shelle!

Rhissanna said...

Thank you so much for showing the stages; I really love watching the image emerge from the board. Wonderful. And there is something distracted about her face, some thought she can't purge and must return to.

missy k said...

Stunning art and I especially enjoyed your faces. Happy Birthday for next week and thanks very much for visiting :)

Karen x

Incipient Wings said...

I'm speechless!
Can
Only
Say

:O
Phenomenal !!!!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Any moment I expect her to open her eyes...she is stunning, emotional and timeless. As is your talent.

Happy Early Birthday! Pour me some bubbly, too!

Carol said...

You have captured her emotions beautifully ♥ A very moving piece.

Jaime Haney at www.jaimehaney.com said...

Wow this is pretty incredible. I love the texture and just the nature of this piece. Pretty creepy indeed especially the longer you think about it. My mind is going in all kinds of directions and thinking up stories about this piece! You've got my creative juices flowing ;) Great job!

Ms Misantropia said...

It is very interesting seeing the progress of your pieces like that.

You are also one of the winners of my giveaway! Please email me your address as soon as possible.

Narrator said...

Dark and Haunting. A really wonderful bit of work. I love the morose feel and the color is perfect.

Victoria said...

Love this piece...Very powerful...such visually stunning work! Shine on!
Victoria

Deborah said...

I love this piece! To me she speaks of a world who doesn't understand her, a strong deep rooted desire to be valued, and now she has fallen apart. She can hardly breath her next breath because her mind is infested with dark thoughts.
I LOVE HER...

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Wow human bones.. that is crazy but sort of makes sense all at the same time.

Ayala Art said...

Awesomeness in black and white... LOVE IT!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
(I don't like the human bone part, lol but the art is amazing)

Annie said...

Beautiful, your work is awesome. I loved seeing how she came to be.

~Rasz~ said...

I am so late in visiting so first; Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Hope it was great.

As for your charcoal drawing, she is awesomely amazing!!! WOW!

denthe said...

So beautiful ..... Love that vulnerable expression on her face. And so nice to see the different stages of your painting. It always fascinates me to see how other artists start their paintings ....

Mina said...

Oh Shelle, these are INCREDIBLE!!! Honestly, your artistic talent is really amazing. I am always in awe over your gifts and thankful you share such talent with the world.

I love that you wore your party hat and sat amongst balloons. You go girl. Next year get out the boa and tiara! Happy, happy belated birthday, my beautiful Aussie goddess! Warmest hugs, Mina

Little Gothic Horrors said...

"I couldn't contain my enthusiasm and reached for the darkest, blackest thing within reach... (keep your thoughts pure please)"

Laughing out loud!

Beautiful artwork! And Happy (belated) Birthday! ❤

~Rasz~ said...

Awesome job on using charcoal and gesso mix. She's full of emotion. I'm joining PPF and 29 Faces so I will get lots of viewing your work. I love it and you are so talented. Hugs!