Friday, February 18, 2011


I'm an old fashioned girl at heart...I have been reading Jane Eyre and watching the BBC version. I love the language, the clothes, the order of things. I often think I was born in the wrong time.
I'm swept away with it all.
In Misty Mawn's class she talked about finding what inspires you and painting it. That's what I've been trying to do lately. When I hear a song that touches me or a picture in a magazine, I'm writing it down/cutting it out and saving it for inspiration!
Jane Eyre is the inspiration for the painting I'm sharing here today.
I had so much fun playing with a larger canvas and the easel my husband gave me for Christmas!

I started out just layering images, transfers, and tissue paper.

I wanted to add text from the novel so I wrote a portion of the novel on tissue paper trying to emulate Charlotte Bronte's handwriting and adhered it to the canvas.

Next came Jane♥

Close up of some detail. Before I laid the color down I added some lace under the moth
It's hard to see but I like the way it makes the wings appear so delicate.

I made a miniature piece from a photo I took.

More closeups, I love these partial face pictures.

I really wanted a few photos with a part of me in them.

And here is the finished Jane! She's more vibrant in person, I didn't have good lighting for this one. After finally finishing this piece I felt a bit drained. I've been kind of a slug the last couple of days. Anyone else ever feel like that after finishing a piece of art? I'm trying to get back on track today, I've got to stop eating M&M's and exercise. It's pouring down rain here but I've got some good music playing to lift my mood.

Wishing you Happiness Today and Always!