Friday, May 30, 2014

pretty girls...

a friend told me that i don't go in for painting

pretty girls.  the comment gave me pause.

at first i didn't know how to take it.  

when i looked over this last collection

of post cards, i realized that she might have a point.

i paint faces that express a variety of emotions.  

it doesn't depend on my mood

but what comes through me at that particular moment.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, 
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through 
to achieve that beauty.” 
― Maya Angelou

posting with paint party friday


  1. Pretty can be rather anodyne! You go your own way. Great to quote Maya this weekend - RIP an important lady.

  2. I like your painting style, and prefer it to sweet and cute faces. Valerie

  3. That is an interesting comment. I don't paint pretty faces either but I see beauty in them as I do in your faces. There is emotion and depth and a haunting life in them. I love your faces.

  4. Love the collection of faces and the Maya Angelou poem.

  5. pretty can be a bit boring... your work is anything but... and great quote as well... I am slowly but surely working on the pay it forward pieces... hoping to get more done on them this week... will keep you updated!!!!

  6. It is wonderful that you choose to portray the reality of life and its emotion in your art. It gives it a far greater depth and interest. Lovely tribute to Maya Angelou.

  7. I'm wondering if the person was an artist! We are a conduit for what comes's not always a choice.Love the quote, and your art is always interesting and wonderful!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. There are so many pretty faces, and although I like sometimes to paint them, I much prefer to draw faces with a meaning, reality and emotion to them. As you say, it is what comes out when we sit down to paint, and I always find your artwork entrancing and intriguing. All lovely pieces.

  9. I've had some bewildering comments about my art, also. It's been mostly from people who aren't artists, and don't get it. Keep painting, Irene!! The world needs your artwork.