Jessica Ballantyne’s Painting a Day for 30 Days- Day #25, Rapunzel
Rapunzel- Inktense on canvas
Painting a day challenge number 25, only five more to go! This daily painting is called “Rapunzel”. Rapunzel was born out of flowey lines and a feeling of monumentality. She seems to tower over everything. Well that’s the impression I get of her:) So here is the whimsical “Rapunzel” in all her greenish blue glory, but first a short paragraph from the story of Rapunzel from the Brothers Grimm:
“Rapunzel grew into the most beautiful child under the sun. When she was twelve years old, the enchantress shut her into a tower in the middle of a forest. The tower had neither stairs nor door, but near the top was a little window. When the enchantress wanted to go in, she placed herself beneath it and cried:
Let down your hair to me.’
Rapunzel had magnificent long hair, fine as spun gold, and when she heard the voice of the enchantress, she unfastened her braided tresses, wound them round one of the hooks of the window above, and then the hair fell twenty ells down, and the enchantress climbed up by it.” Rapunzel, Brothers Grimm
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Jessica Ballantyne’s Painting a Day for 30 Days- Day #21
Daily painting number 21. Down to nine more artworks for the painting a day challenge! “Flower Bloomed” was a kind of automatic painting, I wasn’t really thinking about where it was going, but before I knew it I was seeing themes of growth and progression of the female body coupled with the ideology of youthful sexuality and innocence and a comparison of this growth to a “blooming flower”. So here is painting a day #21!
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Jessica Ballantyne’s Painting a Day for 30 Days- Day #22
I titled this painting for the daily painting challenge “Grasp”. I wanted to give the impression of a body unconfined, uncontrollable and disturbingly soft, unaffected by the lame attempts of the hands to grasp or keep it together. So this is “Grasp”, painting a day number 22 🙂
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A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #14
Day number 14 for my painting a day challenge for 30 days is “Masking”, a painting based on the sold drawing with the same name. It was rather nice giving the image colour (the drawing was mostly monotone in colour, apart from the masks). So here it is, daily painting number fourteen. The mask is inspired by a specific palm tree that grows in South Africa, the thorny leaves that fall from the tree always reminded me of some kind of creature:)
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A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #10
Automatic painting 2
Day number 10 of the daily painting challenge! I decided to do an automatic painting, not with lines like Automatic Painting 1, but with colour, straight onto the canvas with no plan what so ever. Shapes and forms started to appear in this daily painting which did not really make sense, but now, every time I look at it I see something different:) This was the result of an automatic painting for the painting a day challenge:
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A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #8
Automatic drawing was invented and used by many of the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious. Thought to be freed from rational control, this method was supposed to give a peek into the individuals psyche, although most admitted that a combination of unconscious and conscious methods were used. In this painting I have started without a plan of sorts, just wet my brush with thin paint and started with lines. Since most of my work is figurative , a body always comes forth when I am doodling without thinking. At least that’s what I see. So here it is:
So go on and give automatic painting a try and post it to my Facebook page 🙂