Belinda Lindhardt

Monday, July 07, 2008

Gathering Strength - WIP

"Gathering Strength" - WIP by Belinda Lindhardt, CP on Paper.
55cm X 41cm

I am not going to make shy of the fact that i have had a bad time lately. I don't choose to see it as a sign of weakness but a sign of strength, that you can come through something difficult with your head held high. The truth is, although this is good in theory its not always easy to find that inner strength. This piece is about how I have been gathering my strength, its through the wonderful support of friends and family but especially through the love of my two boys.

So, for all the mums out there i am sure at one point in your lives you have had to pull yourself together and find strength from somewhere. This piece is about being a mum and the strength that loving your children and them loving you without them knowing it can give you. There is also a few other things going on in this one that hopefully will come to light when its done.

It's going to take me a while tho so stay tuned.

For the technical people, its a big one, my largest CP ever, hopefully it will stand out in a crowd of acrylics and oils!! i used Neocolours on the background initially in order to speed up the background process. i am using coloured pencil, blending reguarly with a cotton tip and solvents. (i just cant have that paper showing through its an obsession). I am finding that i am laying a few colours down at a time then blending, doing this a few times before i get to adding the final details.


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I know that being a Mother brings out strengths that you didn't even know you had. Somehow, someway, you push through the most difficult of times for the sake of your children. This piece must be difficult for you emotionally
but I hope that it will also bring some peace and healing. And please remember that it's also okay to ask for the help of friends when you need it. There are many of us out here who love you.
I'm still praying for you for extra strength and peace during your hard time.

Ann said...

This is already lovely and a powerful piece. Sometimes art can be very healing. Thanks for sharing your progress on this one. And ditto what Kasie said. more (((Hugs)))

Valerie Jones said...

This will be a beautiful piece! I admire you for working through this during life's difficulties. Ditto again to what Kasie said.

Anonymous said...

Looking good Belinda. It will be beautiful when it's finished.

I hope whatever you are going through passes speedily and brings light and laughter soon.

Cameron Steel said...

Hi Belinda
Great to hear from you today.
Thought I would post a comment rather than email reply as it seemed more appropriate considering all the work you have done pulling all your many capabilities together in one place - design, art, blogging etc.

Couldn't see your latest WIP - must be a Mac thing - but strolled through he gallery - very nice work.

Hope the move goes well.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thanks so much everyone.

Lovely to hear from you Cameron. Keep in touch.

Jo Castillo said...

This is going to be a wonderful piece. Wow. Sending you all the positive thoughts I can. Hugs from here, too.

Michelle Wrighton said...

Belinda this is coming along beautifully. Remember that we wouldn;t be who we are without the difficult times, as challenging as they may be.