Friday, June 23, 2006


rain mosaic

Something a little different for Illustration Friday: I took nine different paintings that have rain or rain-like images, cropped a section from each and photoshopped it, then made this mosaic.

In today's Painter's Keys clickback I liked this quote from a response letter by Clint Watson:

Collectors often possess this sentiment: "If it looks just like reality, I'll just take a photograph." For many buyers, the artist's personal artistic style is the "art" in the artwork. Without the style, it's just "work."


Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

I like how your cropped into all your pieces, created a wonderful graphic look.

23/6/06 10:15 a.m.  
Blogger JO said...

Love the colors, and the concept.

23/6/06 10:24 a.m.  
Blogger murphy girl said...


23/6/06 10:45 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

This looks great! You know, mosaic images like this make wonderful prints...(hint)

I have been getting the Robert Genn newletters, and that one about personal style really resonated with me. In fact, it was that newsletter in addition to things I have had on my mind lately, that made me really want to make the push to attempt some large paintings in a similar style to my drawings. We'll see!

23/6/06 11:22 a.m.  
Blogger Geninne said...

Beautiful Andrea! I loved your raindrops...and of course the colors you use are fabulous as always. Great collage!

23/6/06 11:45 a.m.  
Blogger Caty said...

I love it! Too bad I didn't find you in Vancouver...I would love to ssee them "alive"

23/6/06 1:21 p.m.  
Blogger stacey m said...

i love you work its so bold! what a great idea to mosaic bits of them, love the colors!

23/6/06 2:26 p.m.  
Blogger Janet said...

Gosh! They work so perfectly together! I love it!

23/6/06 3:05 p.m.  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Great idea. It looks like they belong together. :-)

23/6/06 3:48 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

so true and this is a great montage of your paintings. I think you get a lot of rain? That is why it would be included in your beautiful work.

23/6/06 5:07 p.m.  
Blogger Barbara said...

ahhhhhh ... wonderful as usual, Andrea.

23/6/06 5:41 p.m.  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

another quite wonderful entry!

23/6/06 7:43 p.m.  
Blogger frank h said...

that with the window and moon is awesome by it self
all the team together... great!

23/6/06 8:38 p.m.  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Definitely better viewed in the "big" size!
Oddly, after savoring the colors, I liked the sense of wax resist(?) and the irony that water falling/receding was apparently part of the process as well as the content.

23/6/06 11:58 p.m.  
Blogger stp-illustrations said...

Very nice work! Like it very much!

24/6/06 6:24 a.m.  
Blogger miragee said...

I love the colors. Every illo is so cool!

24/6/06 6:47 a.m.  
Blogger Brandi said...

This is a really cool piece. I love the blocked off sections. So much to see! Brandi

24/6/06 8:26 a.m.  
Blogger susan said...

very beautiful!

25/6/06 2:02 a.m.  
Blogger Jaimie said...

beautiful. I do love your style and your color layering is so unique

25/6/06 6:11 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that is very cool Andrea! I love it and your collage still has the defining lines like in your painting style. Nice job!

25/6/06 7:24 a.m.  
Blogger chippamunkey said...

beautiful. These would make great tiles, you know the kind that people collect.

Good job!

25/6/06 8:32 a.m.  
Anonymous Rose said...

Wonderful! I love them all, and they look great as a mosaic.

25/6/06 5:53 p.m.  
Blogger Katili said...

Beautiful world of colours in your picture.I love those drops being so big and clear, like drapes.

26/6/06 9:12 a.m.  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Great raindrops... I especially like the center left one... each drop seems to have its own personality.

26/6/06 9:05 p.m.  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Beautiful just beautiful - I love your colors and those lovely full raindrops. This would be a wonderful print.

27/6/06 6:32 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome idea ! Looks Fab ! :) You're so smart !

27/6/06 8:30 a.m.  
Blogger creative kismet said...

What an amazing collection of rain art! They all work so perfectly to make such a stunning piece of art! Very beautiful!

27/6/06 1:03 p.m.  
Blogger michael dailey said...

this is really nice. u can really get lost looking at all th great shapes, colors, and textures let alone each seperate panel.

28/6/06 8:01 p.m.  
Blogger Franfou said...

great kilt !!!

28/6/06 10:26 p.m.  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

It looks like stained glass and jewels, this is so beautiful, what a lovely collection of paintings, I wish we could see them all in their entirety

29/6/06 5:40 p.m.  
Blogger Tulipland said...

beautiful work!

29/6/06 6:33 p.m.  
Blogger arvindh said...

great vibrant colours!

29/6/06 9:19 p.m.  
Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Very interesting take on the theme. I like your interpretation. :)

1/7/06 9:48 a.m.  
Blogger Nabeel said...

i love this .. i love rain ..
the bigger the raindroips .. the better it is :)

5/8/06 11:58 a.m.  

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