acrylic, oil pastel, graphite, polymer clay, wings
on 16" x 20" wrapped canvas
"Sophia's Dream" turned out to be much more colorful than I thought, but I guess happy dreams should be full of color. (The colors of the painting are not actually this bright, though. I tried and tried, but I couldn't get the colors right in the photos. The actual colors are warmer and a bit more muted.)
Sophia insisted on having a sweet little face. No matter what I did, there it was. The name "Sophia" means wise or wisdom, so I guess she knows best.
The little polymer clay piece I had made a few years ago found the perfect spot.
For sealing the oil pastel on this painting, I used a light application of golden soft gel medium matte again.
Here's Sophia, next to "She, Emerging."
It makes me happy just to look at them!
I haven't dreamed about flying for a very long time, and I know why. But I think dreams of flying might finally be just around the corner for me again.
How about you? Do you ever dream of flying?
“Life is like a box of crayons.
Most people are the 8 color boxes,
but what you're really looking for are the 64 color boxes
with the sharpeners on the back.
I fancy myself to be a 64 color box,
though I've got a few missing.
It's okay though,
because I've got some more vibrant colors
at my disposal.
I have a bit of a problem though
in that I can only meet the 8 color boxes.
Does anyone else have that problem?
I mean there are so many different colors of life,
So when I meet someone who's an 8 color type...
and she's like,
you mean purple!
and she goes off on her purple thing,
and I'm like,
no I want Magenta!”
~ John Mayer *
~ John Mayer *
* I never thought I'd be quoting John Mayer, but if it fits, it fits. :)