Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Philologist

Even though referring to her love of learning and literature as philology was obsolete, she still considered herself to be a Philologist.

Dictionary.com has a word a day app that I love accessing through my phone.  I couldn't resist using today's word on this girl that I scribbled on a piece of scrap paper the other day.
I often scribble girls on the back of grocery lists, on envelopes, etc. and this girl was no exception.   
Pan Pastels toned down her green face while still allowing a bit of the pattern to show through. 
I've got lots of new favorite words now including:
Sciamachy - an act of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy
Perspicuous - clearly expressed or presented, lucid
Cockalorum - a self-important little man
Do you have a favorite unusual word?? 
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14 comments:

Christine said...

beautiful work, never heard of that word! Thanks for sharing.

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Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely work! love it! Beautiful face and eyes. love the handwriting and the green is beautiful! I've never used that paint before, looks very nice and pigmented. Have a glorious PPF!

Claire said...

Oooh, I love this! I have too many favourite words to list, but I do like the idea of painting an alchemist and an etymologist :)
Happy PPF!
no. 24

denthe said...

"Cockalorum".... Love that :-) And I love your girl on that awesome background ....

My name is Erika. said...

Very nice face. I love how those Pan Pastels color too. They really did give her a great complexion-and of course you had to know what colors to use to get that too.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow she is hauntingly beautiful. I can't get away from her eyes. Simply mesmerizing. Well done
Nicole/Beadwright

Tam Hess said...

What a great word...although I still don't think I'm saying it right. I think I should put on my resume, "adventurer and philologist" see what kind of reaction I get...ha! I always thing adventurer is such a funny and fun description! Anyway, I love your green girl. She's such a pretty color! Thanks for sharing :)
xo Tam
Happy Paint Party Friday!

Linda Kunsman said...

great words Michelle-love how you used your latest with the portrait! I must say I do love words and my fave would have to be "loquacious"-because I called our son that when he was younger-and taught him a new word to boot:)If I had a smart phone I'd def. get that app:)

Kelly R said...

I just love here eyes! Wow they are so clear and well done. Great job on everything including the use of the words! :)

Netty said...

Great word choice and lots of new ones have never heard of. Fab work as always. Happy PPF, Annette x

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JKW said...

Cockalorum, oh dear, I know too many of those. Love, love, love the pan pastels, thanks to PPF, I know what those are and how they work. Yes, toned her down and she is beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

Tammie Dickerson said...

Beautiful! She has so much expression! Love your words - especially the last one! Too funny! Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Oh I LOVE words and scrabble, that's why I am the Happy Tiler!! This is fabulous all these words and their meanings... Three new words for me. Love how you incorporated one into your artwork!! Excellent idea!Fabulous work!

Hugs Giggles

Beth Niquette said...

How amazing. I am just so taken by your artwork. It is unusual and fills my eyes.