Friday, December 02, 2005

days of rain and sun


days of rain and sun

Coincidentally, I just finished this painting and this week's Illustration Friday theme is "blue". The title is lifted from a line in the Oscar Wilde poem The Garden of Eros.

26 Comments:

Blogger Toni said...

Yea I have a day off so I get to view IF early.
Your my first post and what a great painting!!
you always have wonderful color combos and texture.

Love the tiled look to your work. awesome!

2/12/05 7:23 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Another amzing and lovely painting Andrea!!! The balance is interesting and drawns the attention to all that blue (rain?). I love the buried things!

2/12/05 8:21 AM  
Blogger Urban Convert said...

Kind of figured you'd be able to post early this time. Just didn't expect a new painting. I like this one a lot. Great colors (as opposed to colours). :)

2/12/05 8:51 AM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Really beautiful. Nice balance of complimentary colors too.

2/12/05 9:42 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Fabulous... I love your roots. And this is a particularly juicy one! In the large version it almost looks like it dancing its so full of life.

2/12/05 10:51 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

another amazing painting, I think you love blue even more than I do!

2/12/05 12:44 PM  
Blogger carla said...

These are such perfect shades of blue with the orange of the carrot. I am curious about your recurring use of the tiled divisions. I can clearly see what some of the divisions signify (at least to my eye), but I am wondering if there is another significance (other than beautiful design) that I am missing. Your work has such an iconic, symbolic quality...it seems to examine time, phases, layers, and so on...I'm really curious about the thought process invloved. This is truly beautiful...

2/12/05 2:54 PM  
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2/12/05 2:55 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Blue can be extremely powerful like here and like water :)

2/12/05 3:25 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Great illustration!
Blue, my favourite colour!

2/12/05 3:32 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

this is great, that orange carrot against all those shades of blue just makes me want to reach out and touch it.

2/12/05 7:32 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

I like everything about this... composition, colors, textures. Very nice.

2/12/05 7:52 PM  
Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

I always like your illo. This one is very pretty. You are one artist who know how to apply textures well. The texture in this one gives a fabulous feel to the entire image. Very soothing to look at. :)

2/12/05 10:19 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

MMMMM What's up doc???? Love that carrot!

3/12/05 9:33 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

It is a wonderful painting!
I liked a lot

Only one thing to say - and is not a big deal - I don't recognize what are some elements around and under the carrot - stones? other roots? - ok, is not important...

Wonderful work!

3/12/05 10:11 PM  
Blogger frank h said...

Andrea,
my first posting was erased in some way for blogger (I think) - then I posted a second time at number 252

see you!

3/12/05 10:35 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks for the feedback. It helps me see things a bit more objectively.

Carla: for a further explanation of the thought processes that inform this work, look for my post of Oct. 6th.

Frank: there are a variety of seeds, nuts, etc., in the painting -- or maybe it's just the abstracted textures you're referring to?

3/12/05 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your work has great texture anda constant earthiness.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

4/12/05 12:07 AM  
Blogger Akshata said...

nice composition! The break in color looks good!

4/12/05 1:22 AM  
Blogger vfm4 said...

the blue looks even blue-er with the contrasting carrot..

(there's my carrot!) :)

4/12/05 3:46 AM  
Blogger Lily and Lucy White said...

What a beautiful artworks you make! I was wondering as of to size of your paintings… I haven’t checked in for a while, and it seems I have much catching up to do. Lily.

4/12/05 9:51 AM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

This has a lovely balance

4/12/05 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

I just love your artwork. The way you separate the piece into sections that are apart, yet work together. very interesting. And I love Oscar Wilde! When I was in high school I memorized about 30 verses of the Ballad of Reading Gaol.

4/12/05 1:44 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful painting!! Love your photo postings too!!

4/12/05 6:18 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Great painting, you are so freakin talented! I wish I could do that.The orange against the blue makes a great contrast in the painting but I'm sure you know that. :)

7/12/05 2:21 PM  
Blogger Fancy World said...

Beautiful painting and wonderful expression. I like this onr a lot.

8/12/05 9:51 PM  

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