Friday, March 17, 2006


for Illustration Friday

photoshopped detail of the
following 36" x 48" painting:


Blogger isay said...

i am almost speechless. so attractive. great job with the patterns, shapes. lines and color. the texture reminds me of capiz.

17/3/06 2:35 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Sorry to those who commented on my first 'feet' posting. I pulled it because I thought it sucked. The end.

17/3/06 3:35 p.m.  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I saw your original feet posting but didn't comment. It didn't suck.
I guess you had a lot to choose from for this one. You could have chosen any number of animal tracks. I'll bet if you hold it up to your ear, and listen very closely, you would hear the rumbling of the heard in motion.
Your work, Andrea, is always worth a return visit.

17/3/06 4:14 p.m.  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I mean herd. :)

17/3/06 4:39 p.m.  
Blogger kg said...

ok, i get it now... it took me a moment to realize that that was indeed photoshopped and not original to the actual painting. (i can be a little slow sometimes on fridays...) i just clicked on the painting to get a better look. it's fabulous (and i didn't see the first one, but i'll wager it didn't suck like you think).

17/3/06 4:42 p.m.  
Blogger The Unknown said...

That's so cool. Great idea and it looks beautiful.

17/3/06 7:02 p.m.  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

You call it feet and I see the print of an ungulate and I think, 'What does that have to do with feet?' Duh!!!!

Great pic and I love the way you have incorporated the antelope heads into the picture.

18/3/06 4:25 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea, Interesting modification.I like how you cropped it to center the "foot" and how the modification highlights all the patterns within the painting. Your original painting is fantastic by the way !

18/3/06 6:26 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you would come up with something brilliant! This is very cool.

18/3/06 7:26 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wish I'd caught the first one - I used to suck my toes ;-)

Love this one too even if it doesn't involve any sucking.... or is that a squelch of a foot in mud that is leaving the sound of a footprint...

I do prefer the original to the photoshopped version though that too has some very interesting passages in it.

18/3/06 9:20 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

I saw the first one yesterday and I agree with Brian - it didn't suck, but this one is more beautiful. I am going to agree with Caroline that I prefer the original painting to the photoshopped version, although the manipulated one has some really cool effects. Among the many things I love about your art is the way you show the phases of natural its creatures together on one canvas. And - I always love your colors!

18/3/06 10:22 a.m.  
Blogger Katili said...

I absolutely adore the original, it is such a beautiful painting with gourgeous colours and details. The photoshopped version is somehow pale put side by side with the original, both are good though.

18/3/06 12:30 p.m.  
Blogger stacey m said...

beautiful painting, very unusual, love the colors!

19/3/06 8:29 a.m.  
Blogger Nan said...

The photo-shopped version is fun and interesting, but I like the original best. You certainly had lots to choose from for this theme!

19/3/06 9:06 a.m.  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

I spent some time roaming aorund your blog; I really like the radish (beet?) picture in the contemporary/contemporary art show. A BOB winner - congratulations

19/3/06 9:26 a.m.  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

dazzle, original idea, needs a long look.

19/3/06 10:42 a.m.  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Cool!! Love the colors!

19/3/06 12:04 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

WOW! incredibly beautiful!!! Did you paint this for feet? If so, even more amazing, because that was fast! I love this!

19/3/06 12:32 p.m.  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Beautiful image--the purples and golds are stunning in combination. Those rams, usually startlingly threatening predators, look ethereal, light, like a modern shamanic vision.

19/3/06 2:42 p.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Even though i prefer your originals your photoshop altered paintings are also awesome. Love how you incorporate the feet (or hooves) into your paintings.

20/3/06 5:25 a.m.  
Blogger LDahl said...

Too beautiful! Richness, yummy richness!

20/3/06 4:37 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

OOOOOO Those yellows and purples!!!!! :))))))

20/3/06 6:27 p.m.  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

If it makes you feel better, I am doing some posting again. got some new picks up.

21/3/06 4:42 p.m.  
Blogger Calvin said...

You got some great colors going on here. :)

21/3/06 6:35 p.m.  
Blogger The Tart said...

WOW... it looks really great close-up. LOVE that YELLLOW!!!

The Tart

22/3/06 5:54 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said... know I get worried when its been, let me count.."1, 2, 3, 4, 5"...FIVE days since we (I) have heard from you. Sheesh, calling me a mother figure indeed. :)

Watcha up to twinny?

22/3/06 11:04 p.m.  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

Love the painting! I also love Photoshop -- which filter did you use for this? It looks really cool, but I still prefer the original, the look of paint! I do both, and love both, and sometimes I love a digital rendering and what you can do on the computer, and sometimes I just want paint. Both are great tools!

22/3/06 11:29 p.m.  
Blogger Jaimie said...

This has got to be one of my favorites of your many amazing paintings.
So unique and inspiring!

23/3/06 11:31 a.m.  
Blogger christina said...

I just love your use of color! I'm wondering--is it hard for you on some level to sell paintings--emotionally, I mean? Is it hard to just let them go after you've spent hours on them? Or is this just the experience of a beginner?

23/3/06 2:14 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still want this one...

23/3/06 6:54 p.m.  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

It's enough with the feet already!

24/3/06 2:17 a.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

I agree with Jaimie... This is a favorite from your impressive collection of posts. The colors, textures, and pattern... all wonderful. My brother, a hunter, would really like it. I, not a hunter, would really like it, too.

25/3/06 10:18 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

So nice to come home to all these great comments!

Laini: I have a really hard time not playing with photoshop now. I literally had to slap my hand when playing with the photos I just uploaded this weekend (March 25/26) as I really didn't want to manipulate them being travel shots. I can't remember what filter I used here. Posterized and maybe sponge?

Christina: I don't have any trouble saying goodbye to paintings any more, though I did when I was starting out. The only one that counts now is the one on the easel.

26/3/06 8:11 a.m.  

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