Friday, August 12, 2005

Illustration Friday Aug. 12 - Wisdom


This is a watercolor, no actually its mixed media because I used a little bit of oil pastel and prismacolor pencil to finish it. It honors the wise medicine women of Belize like Beatrice Waight, Hortense the midwife and Dr. Rosita Arviga. During the period of time I was painting this, I was also reading Rosita Arviga's book "Sastun."

9 comments:

the Caitlinator said...

That's really cool. I really like the colors and the concept for this week's theme.

chacha said...

love the colors! so vibrant! gotta love those prismacolor products! im stuck on em and cant use anything else. nice job!

Mercedes said...

wow!! I love the colors of the image!!

Toni said...

Wow when I first looked at your painting I could see an image within the face of the medicine woman of a figure cradling an infant. Then looked again and saw the medicine woman

Rowantree said...

Nice colors and great composition!!

Alison Ashwell said...

Thats is really beautiful - i decided on a midwife theme too

carla said...

This is gorgeous! It has such a mystical quality to it, in keeping with your explanation. The colors are so rich & jewel-like...really nice!

Aravis said...

Exceptional concept and image!

kay susan said...

Its gorgeous, love the colours. Would make a lovely textile piece!