Just breathe... a new painting

Just breathe... a new painting

Hi all! I just finished a painting this morning and simply couldn't wait to share it with you! It's been so long since I finished a real, big canvas, and even longer since I did one of my Jane Austen inspired heroines...

Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

So here she is, this time she has opened her window and the painting is titled "Just breathe"...

Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

At first I wasn't sure, but I think she might very well be Elinor from Sense and Sensibility. Opening her heart, letting in a sense of freedom and hope despite all obstacles, taking a deep breath as she bravely and patiently endures disappointment, all the while keeping her dream alive, however distant it may seem...

Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

The painting reads "Open the window and let your dreams take flight".

Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

And she is the little sister of my  Touch the Dream and Miss Marianne, both inspired by Austenian heroines (Anne Elliot from Persuasion and Marianne from Sense and sensibility). Once again, I used pages from the novel in the collage, and Jane Austen's handwriting shows through the characters' skin, as though they drew life from the writer's words...

Touch the Dream, Miss Marianne and Just Breathe, 3 Jane Austen heroines, mixed media on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille
Touch the Dream, Miss Marianne and Just Breathe, 3 Jane Austen heroines, mixed media on canvas © 2014 Laly Mille

Would you believe it? This was originally one of the paintings I started in Bloom True back in October! Well, it has gone through quite a metamorphosis...

Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas, evolution from the Bloom True class © 2014 Laly Mille
Just Breathe, mixed media painting on canvas, evolution from the Bloom True class © 2014 Laly Mille

Have a great week everyone, and don't forget to

breathe...

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