Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Snow Walker

It is Saturday afternoon and I thought I would add a quick blog post.   I picked up a movie from my library called 'The Snow Walker' and loved it! The scenery is spectacular.  It is about a bush pilot who is asked to fly a sick inuit girl to a hospital, but the plane crashes. They are left to fend for themselves in the middle of nowhere.

I was sketching during this movie, and decided to do a painting based on the girl. Now it has been  4 months since I painted a figure. Any new readers to my blog probably think I only do whimsical ACEOs since that is what I have been showing lately.  I have been in a very long slump, and have no idea how it started or why.  I guess I let myself be discouraged, and then as the weeks, then months went by, it got easier not to do it.
So after the movie, I got out a wood panel, drew out my idea, and woodburned it. Of course after having done so, I see the small errors. Oh well, I'm a bit rusty, so I will continue and see what happens.

Sorry about the blurry image, not sure why my camera's flash isn't working.  The Inukshuk will be put in the background, I know how silly it looks in front of her head, lol!
This shows what my paintings look like before the fun stuff. I have no idea where I will go with it, I will probably simplify the background for now. I hope to have this done by tomorrow night. 
 It has been way too long since I painted, and it's time to get back to what I love to do best.


Kathy L said...

So far so good. This could turn out really cool. I love when artists get inspired like this!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - I like your sketch very much! Thanks for sharing information about the movie - I love discovering little-known films. :) Theresa

Fair Rosamund said...

This looks like it will be a great painting, I can't wait to see the final results :) ~Lauren

Marlene said...

Great start Pink, if it is anything like the one I have on my wall of yours it will be gorgeous.

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful sketch!!!
happy easter sunday!

Anonymous said...

This looks positively beautiful already. I know how you paint and can just imagine how stunning this art is going to be.
Lovely to see your process and thought behind it.
Sounds like such a good film to watch.
Hope your having an awesome weekend!



Sophia said...

I've not seen this movie before. I'm going to have to check it out. You have a great start and I really love the owl. I cannot wait to see it completed. :)

Tammie said...

I remember seeing this movie a long time ago, perhaps it is time to see it again. Your art looks like it is off to a wonderful start. I hope you share the finished piece with us.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow how cool to see the before and after! She is beautiful! I will be watching for this movie for sure!