hello people of the world!
After a week of fun in the sun,
I was in the mood last night for something soft
and relatively easy to finish
before going to bed.
It was 10pm by the time i started painting.
This is Milena Jesenska
a writer from Prague -
who died in Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1944.
Whenever i think of the victims of the Holocaust,
i can't help but wonder what these people
would have become
had they been given the chance to live.
Had they not been murdered.
How would they have changed the world?
I began this painting with my fingers,
thinking i would do the whole thing with my hands.
It's on a crap piece of cardboard i had in my 'stock' pile...
an empty, cut up, clean box of store bought pizza. :-)
I thought it would be cool to paint the lights
and let the cardboard peek through
as the darker color.
But then i quickly realized it would suck with just white,
so i added brown.
...just these 2 colors, liquid acrylics.
And here she is, in all her glory,
obviously done rather quickly.
I ended up hiding the cardboard more than i wanted to,
but i love how you can still see it a bit
on her cheek.
...and on her shoulder.
I love that her writing keeps her memory alive.
Thank you all for visiting
and putting up with my rambling...