Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Luana

This is my first attempt at a portrait/journal page. It almost ended up in the bin a few times....but I got there. (Thank goodness for gesso.)
She started off just as a face without much character but gradually developed into my alter-ego. She is Luana...warrior queen.... lol!!! (I found the name that was the most like mine - and it actually means warrior.)
Luana is strong, independent, daring, brave....all the things I'd like to be.

At the bottom it says.... Alter-ego: second self, a part of a person's personality which is in marked contrast with his or her regular personality.
(Please click on the pictures)
I used ....... pencil crayons, acrylic paint, Lumiere paint, gold lace, German scrap, black (Pitt) pen, a gemstone, gold pen, sequin scrap, leaf stamps, gel medium and gilding flakes.
Maybe I'll go and start another one whilst I'm in the mood.......


27 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Oh My Goodness, I gasped with delight when this post popped on my screen Linda...I mean Luana! Your warrior queen alter ego is SO gorgeous, her red hair is striking, and adorned so beautifully....what a fantastic journal page you've created, she looks like a cover girl to me!!! You are so talented!!!

Heather said...

She is beautiful Linda - I love everything about her. The background and lettering is lovely too - so glad it didn't end up in the bin. I like the way you have used colour here. You must be pleased with what you have achieved.

Redfish Artwork said...

Wow...Wow...Wow!! I love everything about it. She turned out so beautiful and I love the colors you used. Keep it up!!

Sandy said...

OMG Linda your painting is really unique. Wonderful colors and she looks fantastic. Amazing work. Love them.

Kore said...

She is gorgeous. I love the colours and teh idea of creating a page of teh alter-ego.
Beautiful :)

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Luana is beautiful! I love the colors you've used. What a tremendous piece! :-)

Mar said...

she is lovely!!!!!

i like the theme too..
gets me thinking
since i am inbetween projects
maybe i might paint ..a portrait
kind of piece
i like the name thing and how you incorporated traits into the piece
hhmmm

and you were throwing her away!
shame on you!!!
oh...if i could reach you with this feather i would whack you...
have faith..

Lorraine said...

this is great you should enter it for the petit dolls on Suzi Blus site as she is looking for great art for her book...thanks for visiting my blog today

LaY hOoN said...

She is gorgeous !!!!
Whoa !!! Love her eye !!!

Barbara said...

She's beautiful Linda! I love everything about her. The colours, her crown, her hair, her eyes. I could go on and on. I'm glad she didn't end up in the bin. I really love your style of work.

Dot said...

Linda - Luana is BEAUTIFUL! I think your paintings are getting more and more detailed every time. And Luana's face is stunning (and her hair too). A brilliant journal page.
Am so proud of you and the direction your art is taking.
Dot :)

Judy S. said...

Luana looks positively regal to me, Linda! Nice work!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Linda,

I think you have done an amazing job with your "alter ego"!! She has that ethereal other worldly look very much like the paintings of the PRBs

If Luana is to be your alter-ego you must give her different traits because you already are, independent, brave, strong, and daring. Just look inside your heart you are all of them every single day!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

pammyjo said...

Everything about her is just ... gorgeous! You must just feel like bursting with all that talent wrapped up inside! :) Super!

La Dolce Vita said...

well done! what a great piece! it is often the ones that we are threatening to throw out that bring us the most acclaim! go figure!
lovely!

Clare W said...

I have just discovered your Blog. Wow. I love the pertrait. I must try gesso - I have some

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is gorgeous!! I love everything about her and the orange hair makes her so striking.Well done.

Tara said...

This is amazing! Proof that sticking with it is totally worth it! How did you do the writing?

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Wow. This is beautiful.

Lynn said...

You know I love her from Suzi's class but I had to drop by your blog too, which I am so behind on (sorry), she looks even better here and now that I hear your meaning behind her even more beautiful :)
I bet the gallery in Birmingham really inspired you too.

sesga loves 1950s said...

OMG!!
She is Amazing Linda you should be sooooooooooooooo proud !

You have so much depth in her skin all the layers of work all in harmony, she is stunning.

She has a Irish look about her !

Your work is exquisite it truly is .

You are A Princess Warrior for sure !

Love love love it !

Love from sesga xxxxx

schella said...

She is lovely and so is your blog!

*jean* said...

oo linda, she is really beautiful!! well done!!

Catharina Maria said...

What a great colors together , I love it !
xox Rini

Rosie said...

She's beautiful - I'm SO glad you didn't consign her to the bin. I agreed with Sesga that she has an Irish look. You must be so pleased with your development, which just goes from strength to strength.

Jacky said...

Stunning Linda...I can just imagine this in real life as there is so much depth to this piece.

Love the name and the meaning too.

Jacky xox

BRIGITTE FROM AUSTRALIA said...

This is really a true work of an artist...love it LInda !!