Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gifts of a Woman...

Eyes... a doorway to the soul...
As a woman I am often contemplating the special qualities that we poses and have to offer the world. I realize each of us are unique and have different things to offer, but there are some common and essential attributes as well.

Love, compassion, beauty, sensuality, fertility, life, children, creativity, kindness and a gentle heart are just a few...

The older I get, the more I realize how simple yet sacred these things are to life, to our purpose... Worthy of celebration...

This is where my painting started...

In the beginning, there was a palette, some paint and some brushes...
a good cup of coffee in my favorite mug, made by local potter Reannag Teine
and a blank canvas...
sketching things out

painting in the sky

I started with a pelvis, representing the support for life... and then decided it needed to be filled with an orchid blossom, not only as new life but also sensuality.

Hands holding seeds... new ideas, new life, hope...
the heart full of love and compassion...

I wanted this painting to represent my gifts as a woman and an artist... The ocean has always drawn me to it... Being so powerful, deep and ever changing, it reminds me of the human heart.

I see it as a work in progress, but for now I'm at a stopping point...I may add some birds in the background or possibly an image of the sands of time in her hand...not sure...Any ideas are welcome!

Gifts of a Woman...

The paintbrushes came last... the gift of creativity...

Thanks for stopping by to share my vision!


  1. amazing! such a talented woman...lovely renee...

  2. So gorgeous, Renee. I admire your wonderful talent at drawing and also painting. Very creative piece. Faye

  3. Thank you for the complements! It makes me smile!

  4. A stunning work of art. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow! What an incredible piece!

  6. This is an awesome piece. I am thoroughly impressed by your talent. Well done

  7. Thank you so much for the kind words!

  8. Wow!!!! I love this painting!!! I think it is great as it is!!!

  9. Wow what an amazing painting, I love it! The symbolism is so beautiful! Your words brought tears of recognition to my eyes! You inspire me! Deb

  10. Sweet! Love the seeds, orchid, and heart especially... and how the clouds center your attention on the woman. I wouldn't add birds, I think that would detract from the centering focus it has now between the sea/waves woman and sky.

    Rachel (from ASG team)

  11. Thank you for all the comments and suggestions!