Friday, April 28, 2006

illustration friday: under the sea

This theme fits in nicely with the paintings I did last summer called Under the Surface. This small one, 12" x 12", is one of my favourites and is being sent to Erie, PA, with five others today. (Apologies to anyone who's already seen this painting.)

More small ones here.


Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Wonderful! I LOVE YOUR WORK. Love the little details! And the overall feel of it! mary :-)

28/4/06 7:13 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Sorry, Mary. I changed my mind. I hope you like this one, too...

28/4/06 7:21 a.m.  
Blogger Sally said...

This is gorgeous!

28/4/06 7:55 a.m.  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

love the color, technique. wonderful

28/4/06 8:15 a.m.  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Andrea, this is so funky and cool! I love the stained glass looking shapes to the right, and the fish are gorgeous. Nice job with composition and cropping!

28/4/06 8:26 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the detail in this one and also how it almost looks like stained glass. Beautiful Mrs. Pratt!

28/4/06 8:29 a.m.  
Blogger Globetrotter said...

I love this painting! Such colorful fish!

Happy art at its finiset and your blog is really cool! Glad I found it!

28/4/06 9:38 a.m.  
Blogger tumblewords said...

I love this! Off to read the rest of your blog and see all you've posted.

28/4/06 10:13 a.m.  
Blogger Majane said...


28/4/06 10:29 a.m.  
Blogger Journey Mama said...

Hey, I'm visiting for the first time... I love your art. Very beautiful.

28/4/06 11:24 a.m.  
Blogger camera shy said...

love this

i really like your use of colors
they always seems contrary to the subject matter, which i like since this asks me, in a very simple way, to reevaluate my own relationship to the objects and the environment in which they might be found. much like matisse. especially in your use of primary colors

28/4/06 11:42 a.m.  
Blogger Teri C said...

How wonderful! I love your technique and the colors. So imaginative.

28/4/06 1:31 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

AWWWW! Fishes! Sooo Nice! :)

28/4/06 6:11 p.m.  
Blogger Nabeel said...

this is greattt .. what great use of color .. the sea wall looks sooo pretty .. i love the orange ..

28/4/06 9:30 p.m.  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Just lovely; love the detail and color; radiant

28/4/06 9:32 p.m.  
Blogger cosmos said...

kooky crazy ooh la la. do more.

28/4/06 10:31 p.m.  
Blogger frank h said...

excellent - I liked a lot

28/4/06 10:38 p.m.  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

That is delicious. One day I am going to have me one of Yours. Until that day, I'll just Link to you, if that's ok xx

29/4/06 2:19 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Andrea I can hardly wait to see this in person.
I have been absent lately trying to get things done.
I miss the IF group and all the bloggers. I will let everyone know when the paintings arive in Erie
then people on the east coast can pay a visit to see your paintings and see our wonderful lake front.
Beautiful painting!!!!

29/4/06 4:26 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

I can see why this would be one of your has a perfect balance of color, shape and pattern. I could sit and look at this all day! I love the surface of the looks shiny and slick, but retains the feeling of scales. I imagine them swimming past some underwater mountain or's very abstract, but completely suggestive - perfect with the attention given to the details on the fish.

29/4/06 4:53 a.m.  
Blogger susan said...

very beautiful andrea! i like your fish and fish bones so very much!
lucky PA to get these!

29/4/06 5:36 a.m.  
Blogger Lu*** said...

really wonderful! I love the colors combination. Me encanta!

29/4/06 8:06 a.m.  
Blogger Katili said...

Gourgeuous colours and great work with the fish, they look so vivid.

29/4/06 9:45 a.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is so beautifu Andrea! the fish are perfection!!!

29/4/06 9:47 a.m.  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Luv the fish! Great colors as always.
Sorry to spook you over at my place.
It was a day SPA in a mud bath!

29/4/06 10:55 a.m.  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Oh! I love it.

29/4/06 11:28 a.m.  
Blogger sugar mama said...

Hi, first time checking out your blog and it's lovely! Beautiful painting, I especially like the contrast between the detail on the fish and the loose background. Also a big fan of the square canvas!
:) christine

29/4/06 11:49 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Andrea this is great !!! :) I as well like your new house painting in your small art section, I see it is sold !

29/4/06 2:39 p.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Gotta love the colors in the well as the flat colors in the areas to the right. Truly wonderful.

29/4/06 5:43 p.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

"in the fist?" "in the fist?" How 'bout in the 'fish?' Sorry, too much rum at a S'prise b'day party this afternoon.

29/4/06 5:55 p.m.  
Anonymous Kaya said...

This is a great piece, love the texture and boldness.

29/4/06 8:08 p.m.  
Blogger murphy girl said...

really love the background

30/4/06 7:31 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Your fish are wonderful. My painting is still wet and un-fin-ished ;-)

30/4/06 8:30 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way the pattern in the background pick up the pattern in those gorgeous fish on a larger scale*!

*pun not intended but appropo don't you think?

30/4/06 8:45 a.m.  
Anonymous Detlef said...

have seen it and still love it.

1/5/06 4:03 a.m.  
Blogger Calvin said...

I know i have said it a gazillion times that your art is great. It seems like to create your art it would take forever because it looks so good. I am so impatient! How long does it usually take to finish a painting like this? Or do you do it in phases?

1/5/06 5:55 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Calvin: This one was done in two phases and came off the brush pretty easily. Sometiems I struggle. It probably took about 4-5 hours from design through completion.

1/5/06 6:45 a.m.  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Oooh-- very nice indeed! Love the color and arrangement.(Love the eaglecam,too!)

1/5/06 7:41 a.m.  
Anonymous exquisitecoprse said...

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1/5/06 8:05 a.m.  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

Beautiful! I love painting fish and reptiles, building up the color and light on the scales. Great combo of real and abstract here.

1/5/06 3:38 p.m.  
Blogger albina said...

Oh, there you did it again! Gorgeous, delicious color… and that unexpected pink. It is a Lovely painting!

1/5/06 3:49 p.m.  
Blogger tiffinix said...

What a fantastic painting. Gorgous colors and lines - beautiful. Also the house on your small art website is fantastic. That did not last long! I love the red outlines. Your art is so beautiful Andrea.

1/5/06 6:37 p.m.  
Blogger Jaimie said...

Beautiful. your style is so unique. the fishes are lovely and luminous.

3/5/06 9:01 a.m.  

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