Sunday, September 6, 2015

People are like stained-glass windows


 Text: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Die Menschen sind wie bunte Glasfenster: Sie funkeln und leuchten, wenn die Sonne scheint; doch nach Anbruch der Dunkelheit wird ihre wahre Schönheit nur offenbar, wenn sie ein inneres Licht haben. ein Zitat von Elisabeth Kübler Ross.

It's a watercolor portrait meant for  THROUGH MY WINDOW over at 
Es ist ein Aquarellportrait gedacht für DURCH MEIN FENSTER bei  

Art Journal Journey

 I started with the portrait
Ich hab mit dem Portrait angefangen

The idea for the window came later and the text at the very end.
 Die Idee mit dem Fenster kam erst später.. der Text dazu fand sich zuletzt.

49 faces


  1. Guten Morgen, was für ein schönes Bild, gefällt mir sehr gut. Hier ist es kalt und windig heute, ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Such a wonderful face Susi with the dark eyes and the fringe. Wonderful quote as well and your writing is beautiful

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. A fabulous portrait Susi, such a haunting expression in those eyes! Beautifully painted! A super theme for the challenge this month too and you have made it into a wonderful piece of art!

    Sorry for my lack of visits, but I had an almost 2 month break from blogging, and though I meant to visit, life just kept getting back in the way... Things should get back to normal now...

  4. wow,ein schönes bild heute und der text ist so wahr.
    schönes we dir.

    hugs jenny

  5. wieder klasse gestaltet, und der spruch wandert direkt in meine Sammlung!

  6. This is wonderful, love the colours you have used and the quote is really beautiful... Gill xx

  7. This is fabulous Suze. Love the quote and window around the face
    x catherine

  8. Wowww, wieder so eine schöne Seite. Einfach nur klasse!!!
    LG Carola

  9. This is so artsy and cool! Great job!

  10. Fabulous painting , loved the words you added, especially the last sentence about the light from within.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Liebe Susi, das ist ein wunderschönes Zitat und ein einmaliges Bild dazu. Es lädt richtig ein zum meditieren und atmen können. Das Portrait hat so eine wunderbare Klarheit! Toll, wie Du sowas immer hin kriegst!

  12. Einfach toll, als nur Porträt hat es eine noch stärkere Wirkung auf mich, finde ich sehr gut gelungen in der Strichführung, dem Komplementär-Kontrast und dem etwas verwaschenen Ausdruck, das hat so was Geheimnisvolles.
    Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Start in eine schöne neue Woche,
    lG Anja

  13. Beautiful piece today. That quote is fantastic. Everyone is finding such wonderful windows quotes. I don't seem to have such luck but I am enjoying the discoveries I am making this month.

  14. Great saying and loveee the page Susi!! <3
    Suchi xx

  15. Deine wunderbaren Portraits solltest du am Ende in einem Buch veröffentlichen! Ulrike

  16. Wonderful painting Susi - and the words are so true, and beautifully illustrated.

  17. Beautiful art - the portrait is fantastic to start with, but the leap of the artist's mind to create the window around the eye is magical. The colours here also really warmed me looking at them, and the words are some of my favourites. So, for me, altogether magical.
    Alison xx

  18. I looked at both this face and the one above, and thought how very different both were. You have some very unique faces and they all impress me. One thing I can say is, I would NOT be able to identify you by your art style. It's far too diverse and awesome!

  19. This is truly amazing! The window around the eye is such a brilliant idea! Chrisx

  20. Still trying to catch up with you and your wonderful creativity liebe Susi.
    Ever since I started stepping away from the computer more on weekends I have been behind ;-(
    Wonderful quote and just perfect how you incorporated it with your beautiful painted face!


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