Friday, January 13, 2006

e is for ... evening






















OK, so my choice for Illustration Friday is not very imaginative. I should've challenged myself with something like ethereal, exponential or even empty. But time is tight and this is the latest painting for the upcoming landscape show. I'm trying to stick to a local winter theme. This is called West Coast Winter Twilight, and depicts the wild west coast of Vancouver Island.

The BoBs are here. To support your favourite blog in any of 20 categories, vote here. I've discovered some really good stuff during my casual perusal of the past few days. When I have more time I want to take a closer look. I also discovered artforum.com today. There are other arts news pages on the web but this one is better than most.

44 Comments:

Blogger Jaimie said...

This is beautiful and so evocative of a cold evening ocean shoreline. I love your fluid lines. the highlights, colors, well everything! I live near the ocean too and much of our shore looks like this.

13/1/06 8:01 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

Stunning, Andrea! I always say the same thing, but i am always blown away by your rendering of light. Your painting below of the the path and trees has the same effect on me. I would love to see these is person:>

13/1/06 8:09 a.m.  
Anonymous Otto K (lenscape) said...

Just checking out the competition in the BoB awards. Good luck!

13/1/06 8:39 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Well I call that brilliant luck that the theme was so easy for you to post your most recent painting to!

Love the mood.

13/1/06 8:56 a.m.  
Blogger Teri C said...

Everything about this is beautiful! Love it!

13/1/06 9:16 a.m.  
Anonymous Paula said...

Evening is full of poetry and your illusatration captured it.

13/1/06 9:48 a.m.  
Blogger Andrea said...

This is very nice...I love the word Twilight.

13/1/06 10:36 a.m.  
Anonymous Auntie S. said...

Hey Andrea......I very much love this painting. It speaks to me of the long hours spent driving up and down the coast and the peace and tranquility even the largest waves evoke in my soul. If you still have it when I get some dough....it's mine!
L&L............Me

13/1/06 11:34 a.m.  
Blogger Catnapping said...

I voted for you, hands down!

love,
cat

13/1/06 12:02 p.m.  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I tried voting more than once but they somehow know...they always know, don't they?
My eyes are drawn to the sky in this painting. I love it.

13/1/06 12:10 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

oh andrea, this is so beautifully painted. The sky's perfectly blended colours, the shapes and windblown feel is e-xeceptional!

13/1/06 12:27 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

yes, as a matter of fact I did vote. guess who i voted for...

13/1/06 12:50 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks for the kind remarks, all and thanks for the votes Cat, Brian and Val. (I'm just a vote whore.)

13/1/06 12:58 p.m.  
Blogger cream said...

Lovely evening, Andrea!

13/1/06 1:12 p.m.  
Blogger isay said...

absolutely beautiful! and to imagine the wild west coast of vancouver-wow--i really have to be there soon!

13/1/06 2:16 p.m.  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I love being able to feel the Winter from your image. You'll get my vote :)

13/1/06 5:14 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can most certainly tell that it is dusk (I know dusk starts with "d" and not "e" but I'm a contrarian). You have most distinctive style, especially the way you do the outlines of shapes/subject. Excellent (now I'm not quite so contrarian)

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

13/1/06 6:18 p.m.  
Blogger Nan said...

Beautiful! Evening light always fascinates me and you have truly captured that unique evening light. Wonderful use of color.

14/1/06 7:57 a.m.  
Anonymous Majeak Ann said...

This is very beautiful..I always love to be in an evening like that...so brilliant*~*
-Marjorie Ann

14/1/06 9:40 a.m.  
Blogger Shano said...

Wow. You are amazingly talented! Love your work.

14/1/06 9:49 a.m.  
Blogger The Unknown said...

I really love the colors in this piece. This is something I would hang on my wall!
love

14/1/06 11:37 a.m.  
Blogger Mike said...

LOVE it! It is a very good pic! keep it up

14/1/06 1:28 p.m.  
Blogger Don said...

Beautiful! Agree with mony others here... needs to be on the wall!

14/1/06 1:28 p.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Simply beautiful! The colors are gorgeous and makes me want to visit and see this beautiful coast line.

14/1/06 2:02 p.m.  
Anonymous catnapping said...

i can feel the spray, and imagine a woman on that one rock - her hair whipping wildly in the wind.

those blues are fantastic.

14/1/06 3:21 p.m.  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Beautiful. It looks like the kind of place I'd like to go on vacation. Great job.

14/1/06 6:26 p.m.  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful painting!

14/1/06 7:52 p.m.  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Beautiful and tranquil

14/1/06 7:57 p.m.  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Beautiful...so heavenly! A mermaids delight.

14/1/06 8:11 p.m.  
Blogger Katili said...

I think evening was a good choice, especially when your painting is so full of evening colours and peace. Great work !

15/1/06 3:40 a.m.  
Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

Great evening you have created here! Very well done!

15/1/06 5:20 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

Lovely work!

15/1/06 9:00 p.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Emotion evoking... and I don't mean to be trite with the 'e's. I mean it. Very cool. The rocks and the waves are beautiful.

15/1/06 10:08 p.m.  
Blogger Wilnara said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Your choice of colors beautiful, very peaceful!

16/1/06 5:31 a.m.  
Blogger ecm said...

It's beautiful! I love the evening shoreline. Makes me reminisce of Hawai'i where I used to live. :-)

16/1/06 10:35 a.m.  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

e is for ecstacy and e is for everything and e is for evocative and e is for enigmatic and e is just a great letter because it starts so many great words.

you got my vote, of course. and if I can't vote twice because it registers my isp address or something, I'll try from the office tomorrow.

16/1/06 10:53 a.m.  
Blogger creative kismet said...

So lovely and peaceful!

16/1/06 1:04 p.m.  
Blogger LudaChristian said...

I love this piece! Very, very well done.

16/1/06 9:03 p.m.  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

well, it does work if you post from another location so that is two votes you have from me now!

17/1/06 3:06 a.m.  
Blogger Mick said...

Delicious, Andrea. :)

17/1/06 5:46 a.m.  
Blogger Lily and Lucy White said...

Striation of a sunset…just as it is embedded into our collective memory. I feel the chill… I feel the night falling… I feel EVERYTHING embracing. Lily.

17/1/06 8:33 a.m.  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Lovely! Ethereal evening indeed!

17/1/06 5:48 p.m.  
Blogger QweySpiral said...

Flawless! Just lovely, wish I were there now.

18/1/06 6:35 a.m.  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I'm Elated that you EVENTUALLY Entered EAT ME Experiment but am I being too Earnest because your ESCAPE was already Engulfed!!! Evicting Enthusiasm with Elegant Evening };-}

19/1/06 8:52 p.m.  

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