Tuesday, September 9, 2008

EXHIBITION NOVEMBER - (My) 17 Sleeping Souls


Acrylic paint on canvas (50 X 50 cm)
I may do some slight adjustments on the faces....to soften them


detail of the painting
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16 comments:

mariga(z) said...

Les triptyques anges sont exceptionnels... Rhoo... je suis toute admirative, c'est vraiment superbe !!
Ca y est je suis tombée en extase :)

Kim said...

Andrea! "Sleeping Souls" is wonderful. I love the idea of repose and contemplation this brings to mind. The soft colors off set by the dark "hair" works wonderfully.

This exhibition is going to be over the top...everyone is going to be so mesmerized by your work and the thoughts you bring to their mind with each of these.

I can't tell you how excited I am about this for you...although "Sleeping Souls" is reminding me to take a deep breath and let it out slowly. :)

If you soften the faces, how might you go about that?

Thanks Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Marigaz, heureuse que tu tombe en extase devant l'ange:), il n'y a pas meilleure signe que ce qui me touche touche aussi autrui:)

Et la ville, c'est MARBURG an der Lahn, dans la Hesse:)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Kim, I do not know where these came from, I had intended to do something abstracts and after layers and layers I just painted faces again....:) I guess it is my "big-city" influence and inspired by people's faces mixed with my unconscious:)

I don't know yet how to go about softening these faces, I'll think about it this evening, and tell you about it tomorrow:)

love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

PS: I forgot to say, my husband found this painting made him uneasy, he thinks of dead people floating...
well...just to say that perhaps it makes other people uneasy too?

Kim said...

Mmmm, I guess I can see where your husband might see it that way, but for me it is more like meditation...there is life there for me.

You know, Andrea, I find I am so very influenced by geographic location in my paintings. I can imagine the faces do come from being surrounded by them all the time. And it still is abstract, right?

I am eager to hear/see what you think about with the faces. My initial thought was wondering if you would veil them or blur the edges...but I am now thinking you have something different in mind.

Thanks Andrea...really great work you are showing here.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Interesting work. I tend to agree with your hubby, but then they are facinating at the same time.

sukipoet said...

Andrea, I love this painting and didnt think of dead people though can see how that might come to mind. I thought of meditating and dreaming and drifting through space. It feels quiet and peaceful to me. Thanks for telling us a bit about the process, at first an abstract image or desire to create an abstract and then how it evolved into the faces. I think you are so good with faces and their various emotions and expressions and maybe you are just attracted to people and so faces arise in your minds eye naturally. Be well, Suki

Lynn said...

It's fun to come here and find a totally new look to an art piece. The Sleeping Souls are that, they are new, different, a different feel to them than your other work, except perhaps some of the masks.

Cestandrea said...

Kim, obviously I didn' do anything to these faces yet:) I was so absentminded these last days, don't know... but now I feel as if energy is coming back so...

Cestandrea said...

Cris, oh I can see that one can see that in them...

Cestandrea said...

Suki, I think that everything you say here is right, and I find faces always so attractive! And you got a new haircut!:) which suits you very well!

Cestandrea said...

Lynn ,yes you are so right, it felt different stil does to me too, but it is a good feeling.

Martine said...

Are they dreaming or flying? Or both? They give me a very poetic feeling, hard to discribe.
I love them, your expo is going to be a spectacle, i'm sure. Sorry its so far that i cant visit.

Cestandrea said...

Martine, that is a pity, I mean that you cannot visit. But I know it is too far. But thanks oh thanks for liking the souls, I think they are floating. This is something I was really astonished about when it was finished on the canvas. Miracle. Sometimes.
love
Andrea

corryna said...

This is so mysterious. Well done!