Figure#2 by ellejayerose

eerie figure painted whilst distracting self from labour pains

watercolour + acrylic on rag paper

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator –
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
a.k.a ‘Henna Harpy’ (my ornamental body art and design hat)
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  • John Douglas
    John Douglasalmost 4 years ago

    much emotion and power in these – impressively so

  • being the chuck norris of childbirth that I was – I had to draw on the intensity of a 39 hour labour to produce these works :)

    – ellejayerose

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampalmost 4 years ago

    no pain no gain
    pain does influence and it is sensible to re-direct it into creative expression
    has a francis bacon quality wonderfully depicted elle

  • hmmmm that old saying makes me think of physical education :) I much preferred art :) Thank you Charlie, hope u r happy n well

    – ellejayerose

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampalmost 4 years ago

    i was being iroinc elle,thanks i`m relatively happy and well and i hope that you are too
    and that parenthood is bringing you many joys and not alot of stress or sleep deprivation

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 4 years ago

    (I love your response to John’s comment! Ha ha) Stunning!

  • if only I were joking – eeeeeeeeek! lol

    – ellejayerose

  • Katerina Apostolakou
    Katerina Apost...almost 4 years ago
    Impressive and wonderful!!!
  • ditto about your artwork!

    – ellejayerose

  • kest standley
    kest standleyalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, lotta strength in those hips and thighs…that was before I READ THE DESCRIPTION OF 39 HOURS OF LABOR… my hat is off to you woman! Congrats on making it through labor!!This is strong, powerful work. Your emotion is right there. I’m almost speechless.

  • shucks… you are too kind
    your wordsmithery is arresting :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely technique and style. Strong image.

  • thank you Paulina – intend to do more of these at some point

    – ellejayerose

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 3 years ago

    Powerful and evocative work………………love your pallet

  • thank you so much

    – ellejayerose

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 3 years ago

    my god …this is magical and “fuck take that”-ish! wonderful wonderful work.

  • bahahaha thanks Loui – I only hope to endeavour juggling mummy responsibilities with art making at some later date

    – ellejayerose

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    Loui…said it!

  • ta Woolley :) your work is numinous!

    – ellejayerose

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