5 May 2013

Storytelling Sunday- The face made of paint


This beautiful painting hangs above my desk at home.
It is big. Maybe A0 size.
It is painted on lovely watercolour paper with soft torn edges.
It is tacked to my wall with pins.
It is a painting of me.

This was a painting a friend of mine did for her art a-level. She took a photo of me with quite high contrast and then painted it using this effect. I think it is in response to another artist. She did this with eight other photos of different people in different colours and then arranged them in a massive grid.
It was beautiful and I always admired her talent.

At the end of the year when it was time to take the work down from the walls, she rolled her piece up and gave it to me.


I am so grateful that she did. I am honoured to not only have a painting from her but a custom work of me. The colours are wonderful and brighten up my room. If you look closely you can see where the different paints have run, some glossy, some matte. If you look even closer you can still see the pencil lines.

I like to have it above my desk because it reminds me of the kindness of my friend. I like the symbol of my face surrounded by colour and art. To me it represents that side of me that is creative.


One day I think I will get a big black frame for it and a large mount and have it permanently hanging in my house.

This painting is precious.

Today I am joining in with the lovely Sian and her Storytelling Sunday. Pop on over to visit other bloggers and read their stories about precious things.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Abi! This is a sensational piece - your friend is extremely talented ... I don't know what else to say, I really, really like this!

Gail said...

Abi, it's beautiful! What a wonderful gift that your friend gave you.

debs14 said...

That is amazing! What a talented friend and what an amazing momentous of your lives together at that time. Beautiful.

Sian said...

Oh, wow! That certainly is precious. It's such a lovely likeness. yes, I really really like it too!

Elizabeth said...

At first, all I saw was the wonderful colors, and then I noticed the face. It is a beautiful painting made more precious because it was done by a friend. How fortunate you are.

Missus Wookie said...

Artwork is such a blessing - and artwork of you made by a friend? Lovely!

Jennie Hart said...

What an amazing piece, you are indeed lucky to have it and yes get it in a frame quick :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

It is lovely, and I do like comparing it to the self-portrait of you in your blog header. There's definitely a strong resemblance.
Rinda

Louise said...

ooh I really like this - how lovely to have something so precious x

Alison said...

How lovely to have such a creative friend....precious indeed!
Alison xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous! and what a talent your friend has. It is truly beautiful and I can understand why it is so precious to you.

Sinead said...

Oh wow Abi, this is such a beautiful piece! I absolutely love it, it really is precious and deserves pride of place in your house. Thanks for sharing and showing us your friend's talent too :) x

alexa said...

What a wonderful reminder of your own creative self and hers! Lots of vibrant swirling colour - very precious indeed :). Lovely story, so eloquently told.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a great piece of artwork to have for your own, and I love the story behind it. Simply lovely.

Karen said...

Precious, indeed! This is fabulous, and definitely needs a frame for safe-keeping.

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