and you can find another kind of universe

Acrylic on Canvas
30″×24″

August 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

“Think Again” is my translation of Wendy Brusca’s
Belly


Belly
by Wendy Brusca

As you can see below, I have started with a very basic vine charcoal drawing. From there, I start to block in areas of color, not worrying at all about stroke, actually the messier the better at this point in my opinion. I want loads of texture at the end result of this piece and I am not even half way there.
As I start to add more vibrant colors such as the red/orange……I will spray it with a spray bottle and control the run…..letting it drip mostly down. I have learned to work back and forth laying it flat and then tipping it from side to side.
As I start to build up the layers again I spray with a fine mist and this will allow me to use a pointed object to scrape lines and textures into the paint to reveal the colors and textures behind.
It is typical that I will think much of my work is lost, but in fact it always comes through. I just keep working back and forth.
Next I will increase the depth and add more detail to the guy with the mask. I can’t say what he will do with that foot, but watch out, it could be explosive.

IN THE END, HE WAS KEPT IN THE SHADOWS AND THE WORLD WAS SAFE AND SOUND, AT LEAST THAT’S HOW IT TURNED OUT IN MY UNIVERSE
Thanks for viewing “Think Again” a translation of “Belly”




Traditional, Digital & Photographic Artist
E L I Z A B E T H B R A V O
I am inspired by everything in life.
Nature, landscape, city life and more.
Over 25 years as a flight attendant has let me see life from every angle. On the road my camera and Mac are my constant companions. At home, it’s hard to find me with out a paint brush in hand.
No matter what, as long as I am creating I am content.
Thanks for viewing my work!!

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Comments

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    how beautiful!

  • Thanks so much……I am very happy with the outcome!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    Wow – this is gorgeous, Elizabeth! It’s like a cosmos… but you can’t tell whether it’s on a micro or global scale! Awesome colours!!!

  • Hi Mieke, THANKS……I love that it could be either……I love that you don’t really know and love how it looks in the thumb…..It was so cool to do this piece.
    Thanks again for stopping by and the fave:)))

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 3 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thanks so much:))))

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 3 years ago

    Amazing work!!!
    I love everything about this painting Elizabeth!!!
    Brilliantly done!!!

  • Hi Betty……Thank you so so much. I am loving the process of this. I was so excited with the bubbles on this…..it took it up to what I had wanted it to look like…..a bit more cheerful and bright. A piece that has hope instead of a feeling of dread, which is what I started out with. Whew…..glad I got there.
    So nice to see you!! Hugs, Elizabethxxoo

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrover 3 years ago

    How INTERESTING and original this is!!~S

  • Hi Steve, thanks for the fave and for the awesome comment!! I appreciate it!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 3 years ago

    Outstanding work Elizabeth! Your interpretation is fascinating, beautiful and thought proviking! Fave!!!

  • Thanks Robin…….It was a great process……I love it!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    WOW! (and perhaps I will throw in another WOW)! What an incredible job you did of interpreting Wendy’s work! I just love your colours and the very inspiring way you have ‘seen’ the original image! Amazing! I can’t take my eyes off it!

  • Thank you so much Lynda……This was such a fun project. I had several visions of this, but it kept changing, I like the final out come better than my original vision. It’s always good when that happens.

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    I really like how t his turned out. Mystical and yet warm and vibrant. Superbly done.

  • Thanks so much Bunny…..it was a wonderful project and I am so looking forward to the show.

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    wonderful interpritation well done !Liz love your colours too !Liz

  • Liz, thanks so much….you are always such a wonderful support to me and others. I appreciate it so much!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Great work on this Elizabeth! Amazing translation!

  • Hi Dianne……I am thrilled with the out come….more so in person. In the photo it seems to miss something. Much better in real life.
    Thanks so much for your support and awesome comment!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

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