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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

depression

depression
acrylic painting on 12" x 12" woodblock.

I made this painting last night. It's a completely different style than I've ever done and I really like it. It's hard to explain but I felt so free doing this. There were no rules; no "staying-in-the-lines". I really enjoyed creating this. I know the topic is grim but I think it's honest and beautiful.

7 Comments:

Blogger Aimee "Roo" said...

i like it! she looks like she is just about going to break free from the depression too. there is something that says she is hopefull, even if she is depressed.

i like the style too!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Toryssa said...

I see hope too, and a lot of determination.

It looks so much like oil pastels, very nice!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous MIM said...

Love the colors!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the colors but I don't see a depressed person. I see someone who looks perplexed or confused. Oh well art is in the eys of the beholder.
As usual your work shows expression!

7:47 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

Joleen,

I love the expression and great depth of emotion in this paiting. It is a beautiful glimps into a beautiful heart.

9:09 PM  
Blogger joy madison said...

really really like it! I love the under colors in the face! very sweet!

10:28 PM  
Blogger UncleAaron said...

I on the other hand do see a depressed person.. Look into the eyes and then you can see the soul. Sorry your feeling depressed Jo but I know you'll snap back.

Love,

Uncle Aaron

3:32 PM  

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