Friday, June 09, 2006

jungle


Bird-of-Paradise

I've gotten out of the habit of participating in Illustration Friday lately, but this older one (a gift to my mother) seems to fit the bill.

30 Comments:

Blogger susan said...

beautifully!

9/6/06 6:49 AM  
Blogger Niki said...

nice, I like color contrast

9/6/06 6:53 AM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

gorgeous!

9/6/06 6:59 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Oh wow, I have never seen this style of yours. It's beautiful and I bet your mother treasures it! Perfect for Jungle.
Have a great weekend!
a.

9/6/06 7:10 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Beautiful... so glad you took the time to share it with us. Enjoyed the contrast of light/dark tones. Your mother must be extremely pleased and proud of it.

9/6/06 7:15 AM  
Blogger TEEFIN said...

Strong stuff, great

9/6/06 7:30 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

In a word...GORGEOUS!

9/6/06 7:34 AM  
Blogger vfm4 said...

it fits and it's lovely and what else can be expected from you...

great painting again! :-)

9/6/06 8:28 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Fabulous! Reminds me more of your manipulated photos than your current paintings.

9/6/06 8:36 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This has the same jewel-like colors I see in your more recent work, but it's looser. It almost looks like it's been painted on silk! Absolutely gorgeous:>

9/6/06 10:02 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

This is so different from what I'm used to see from U.... I really love it! A strong image! :))))

9/6/06 11:51 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

WOW! At first I though this was one of your photos that you do your thing to make them look special and then I realized it is a painting, you have really blurred the boundaries here with your art vs photo thang you got going on! Totally cool and great colours!!!

9/6/06 6:57 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Carla is right the same jewel colors here as in your more recent work. and because I love botanicals and your work this one really appeals to me. I am in awe at how well you work the complimentry colors.

9/6/06 7:11 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

I thought it was a slightly altered photo as well. Dang! Beautiful - I love that blue peaking through in the background as well!

9/6/06 9:09 PM  
Blogger arvindh said...

That is just beautiful!

9/6/06 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Glad you came back and posted this because it's really beautiful.

10/6/06 8:24 AM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

beautiful painting great lush colors

10/6/06 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Joan said...

This says 'jungle' very well.
I love the colors!

10/6/06 3:19 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

The dark blue areas especially balance the painting out and draw the eye in.

10/6/06 9:11 PM  
Blogger justin said...

I love your paintings, Andrea. Lovely rich colours as usual - reminds me of Paul Gaugain. Hope to see some of your paintings in the Tate, one day.

11/6/06 12:37 AM  
Blogger CATRAVEN said...

This so beautiful. I wish I could walk into that world you created!Your technique and execution is supberb!

11/6/06 8:32 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Beautiful. I am in LA right now and there are flowers just like that outside the hotel. :-)

11/6/06 10:51 AM  
Blogger Christy Beckwith said...

Beautiful colors! Nicely done.

11/6/06 6:46 PM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Absolutely luscious, love the colours.

12/6/06 3:05 AM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

great work… welcome back to the participation game… i know how hard it can be…

13/6/06 9:16 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

You have certainly done a beautiful job there. Do you know that the 'proper' name is Strelitzia? And do you know that the plant is indigenous to S Africa?

At home in Cape Town somewhere, the kids have a book that I bought them when they were very young which is a sort of folk tale about the flower and its connection with birds. It's a really lovely story that I'm sure you'd appreciate. I may ask them if they still have it so that I can refresh my mind about what the story was all about to tell you.

14/6/06 12:45 AM  
Blogger albina said...

I can’t believe I haven’t said anything yet – this is what happens when one has attention span of a fruit fly (me). Lovely painting. Thank you for sharing.
On the other hand – did you ever think of “revisiting” some of the older paintings and reincorporating their imagery into the style you do now? Men, I would love to see a bird of paradise amidst totems and bones… just me.

And thank you for visiting!!! I always appreciate your comments!

14/6/06 8:20 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Fabulous! I love it!

14/6/06 9:10 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Love it! For some strange reason this seems very different for some of your other paintings. Color maybe?

15/6/06 7:25 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Wow! Where have I been all week to have missed this? It's stunning

17/6/06 2:17 PM  

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