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Friday, July 22, 2011

Triptych - finished at last!!

This piece is 24" high and a total of 48" long.  It is a combination of acrylic paint and oil pastel.The title is "Progress." I underpainted most of the background using a knife, then layered over that with stenciling methods I learned at a very inspiring workshop with Lynne Perrella last spring.  

While I was working on this, I was thinking about conditions for women throughout history and specifically about how WWII changed things for many women in Japan, and here as well.   It's meant to speak to the movement of women into a new societal position after that time.





33 comments:

lee said...

Great work Teri!
Lee

Elena said...

Teri! This is beautiful! Made with so much love!! Bravo!

Kate P. said...

I can't believe how many textures your squeezed in there - its fabulous!

Lorena said...

I love that you made this a triptych. There are so many delicious textures and colors--just stunning. Your daughter will forever cherish this amazing work of art made with tons of love!

Janet Ghio said...

Teri-this is wonderful! I can't even imagine making something this large. What a treasure!

tracyozzie said...

Beautiful work!!!

Arlene said...

Wow - Teri that was fabulous!! I am so impressed with this! I can see why you feel so proud of your creation. It's very awesome.

Rita A. said...

Wow, Teri. This is amazing.

Lisa said...

Awesome work Teri! I just want to reach and touch it, so many beautiful colors and textures. your daughter will love it.

craftyM said...

Wow! Teri... just beautiful work and I love seeing the close-ups! The build-up and textures look very interesting... Can't wait to learn all the techniques... This is really so nice! What a work of art!
Marita

Eileen said...

Teri, it is magnificent! I hope you share this with the group from the May workshop. Has your daughter seen it yet?

Shirley said...

Fabulous! And what a wonderful gift!

Patzee said...

Congratulations on completing this beautiful project. The colors are rich and the textures have enhanced the impact. Well done, Teri!

Lori Wostl said...

Very, very nice. I am left wondering why you named it Progress. I love paintings that make me think. Lori of the Froup

Purrplekatt said...

This is beautiful Teri!

Monica said...

tHAT IS QUITE AN UNDERTAKING AND VERY INTERESTING.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Beautiful painting Teri!! Your daughter will love it.
Elizabeth

Socrates said...

Crikey, Teri! That is gorgeous work. What a fabulous piece (s)!I love your choice of colors, and that composition is very interesting, three is so hard to make work, and you pulled it off. Congratulations. It absolutely works.

Holli said...

Wow Teri, you've created something really amazing here.... congratulations!!

Sue Young said...

Wow Teri! Fabulous,trUly! Amazing textures,colors and images !

Julie said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Teri!

Kari Desi said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! Gorgeous colors and textures. The composition really helps get your message across.

quinncreative said...

i love the subtle textural differences and the fascinating thoughts that went into it. There was so much change in those years for women, and that really ties into the colors.

cindimac said...

Beautiful work of art. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

rcscreations said...

Teri, I LOVE your triptych! A lot of heart and soul in it...the colors, textures, their movement, and their faces...oh, they work SO well together. You should be very proud of yourself. Congratulations on a true work of art!

Roberta

Robyn said...

totally stunning. I love all the texture .. Great work!

Melanie said...

OH but this is amazing! What a beautiful piece of work you have done!

Tammy Freiborg said...

Fabulous - love the clothes, all of it!!

goodling4 said...

Teri...all the detail, the waves in the water their gorgeous kimonos. Colorful and creative!

You outdid yourself, girlfriend!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Teri,
This is a fabulous piece! It has such wonderful texture, color and emotion. I just love it.

I am learning from a painter named Robert Burridges. I have bought his DVDs and will travel to south Florida in February to do a workshop with him in person. I am looking forward to that. His style is very loose and fast. I really like his style.
Thanks!!

Trece said...

Wonderful piece, Teri! An absolutely amazing anniversary gift!!

PatriciaG said...

Beautiful Teri. I absolutely love how you painted the faces.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

This is just AMAZING, Teri! I absolutely love it!!! You put a lot of "soul" into this piece!
V