She had a sunny disposition but she kept her soul words hidden

She had a sunny disposition but she kept her soul words hidden —

She had a sunny dispositionRemember this painting below, the first one top left in the collage.  I disliked it intensely the more I looked at it, so…..time for a redo.  If you follow along in the collage you will see the progression to what is above.  The words came to me as soon as the figure appear behind the paint and I began to draw.  I painted on her for several hours yesterday and reached the oh my gosh I hate this thing stage, will this painting ever be done or is it destined for the trash and promptly grabbed a sanding block and took her right back to almost nothing.  At that point I was really exhausted from moving so much energy through her that I quit.

This morning she began to talk to me again and the end result a few hours later is what you see.  She’s ready to move out into the world now.  Hope you enjoy the process collage.

She had a sunny disposition collage



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25 Responses to “She had a sunny disposition but she kept her soul words hidden”

  1. Karen April 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I love seeing the progression of this, and knowing that you twice disliked this piece before getting to this place of beauty.

  2. Zafaran April 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Interesting to see the way the face shaped up and how you persevered! Great!

  3. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen April 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I love her so much!! It was very interesting to see your progress pictures. Well done not giving up on her!

  4. Jo Murray April 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Great texturing and layering

  5. lorraine April 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I like the colours on this one..great textures..thanks for telling me about Society 6 one to consider for the future I think

  6. Kat April 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    This is so intense with color and so much for the eye to revel in, well worth all your energy input, I love it!

  7. Emma April 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I admire your perseverence – it was worth it in the end, such layers!

  8. Marjie Kemper April 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Oh, honey… thank you so much for sharing your process!!! I can’t thank you enough.

  9. Bleubeard and ELizabeth April 7, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    Isn’t it wonderful how a piece can speak to you? And you know right away when it’s right. Just like this gal and her sunny disposition!!

  10. Gaby Bee April 7, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    I enjoyed seeing all your progress pictures… really inspirational. I would love to be able to watch you create 🙂

    Have a great Sunday!

  11. Marilyn J. Rock April 7, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Great viewing the progression of this Corrinne. This is fabulous! xxoo

  12. annie! April 7, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Fascinating progression! I love her. She’s quite wonderful. By that expression, she has her soul words hidden in the right place.

  13. Carolyn Dube April 7, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    So amazing to see how this developed!

  14. Carolyn Dube April 7, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Somehow hit post comment before I was done…such magical layering – that could only build up with all the love you put into this!

  15. lisagrahamart April 7, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    It is really great to see the process and I love how she turned out. What is so neat to me though, is that you could probably stop on every single one of those stages and call it done. But I know it’s only done when your heart says it is. xo

  16. jill April 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    a do over succes! loving the hair.

  17. Julie Mackinder April 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Lovely happy face! Well done for persevering.

  18. Kay Wallace April 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    “She had a sunny disposition but she kept her soul words hidden.” If that’s not me, I don’t know what is! I love that your sweet bit of sunshine evolved into the ray of sunshine that she is! I am glad that you did not give up. You may have knocked her down a time or two with a bit of sanding, but she managed to engage you until you both were done! Love it, Corrine, truly!

  19. janice April 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    So glad you stuck it out and even more glad you shared the process. It is so, so helpful to see how you pushed through an ended up with such a lovely piece.

  20. NatashaMay April 8, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    What a wonderful painting! And I love to see how the painting progressed. 🙂

  21. Judy Shea April 8, 2013 at 8:59 am #


  22. Terrie -Creative Explorer April 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing your progression – somehow it’s always comforting to know others successfully struggle through the “I hate this” phase …. it gives me hope. You and your layers….always such a treat to look deeply and see how many layers and layers you build up.

  23. Kim Andersen April 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Oh my goodness! that is like magic!

  24. suzy April 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Simply amazing Corrine! It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do when we lose our way with
    our art inspiration and then suddenly our energy becomes reignited.
    Thanks for sharing your process here revealing her inner self.
    x Suzy

  25. Maria McGuire April 10, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    WOW! What a transformation! I love her and her words. The circle on her chest, to me, is the greatest translation of your words 🙂

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