Friday, September 08, 2006

farm


You will almost never see a watercolour painting by me -- I find the medium really challenging. I did this painting a couple of years before I picked up the brush again with any sort of purpose. It was a one-off donation to a fundraiser for an Australian Shepherd rescue group. Aussies are sheepdogs, and the setting is a farm, so there you go: another Illustration Friday in the can.

31 Comments:

Blogger LDahl said...

You surprise me, this reveals another side to you. I think fur is hard to do and you have done it so well.

8/9/06 11:00 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice; exactly what a farm dog is like

8/9/06 2:05 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

I really like what you do with watercolor

8/9/06 2:20 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this has a soft and beautiful feel to it yet it has your stamp on it for sure! I share your feelings about watercolour but I make a secret promise to delve into it when I get some free time, haha, but your painting gives me hope! Beautiful and I love the subject!!!

8/9/06 2:55 PM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

zappa looks elegant!

8/9/06 4:18 PM  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

That's lovely! If you enjoyed working that way I would think children's books would be a great field for you, but I understand about not loving watercolor. I worked only in watercolor for 6 or 7 years before I finally tried oils and OH! There's no going back!

8/9/06 5:25 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful!

8/9/06 5:38 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love this, Andrea. It is a beautiful water color AND I used to rasie aussies, so this has special meaning for me. Lovely. Mary :-D

8/9/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Without expertise but the most uneducated of artful eyes, I say only this is gorgeous, beautiful.

And love that Winnipeg group Crash Test Dummies!! How can you beat that low, original voice?

8/9/06 9:09 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

What fun listening to one of my favorite Crash Test Dummy songs while looking at your art. I was suprised by it at first, couldn't figure out where it was coming from. This watercolor is really beautiful--I like everything about it. You did a wonderful job with the grasses and little flowers, the fur and the interesting texture of the background. It's true it's challenging, but you seem to have it mastered!

8/9/06 10:18 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

Love it! you are soooooo talented, in any medium.....It is true that watercolour is very challenging...because you can not come back and fix things...you did a wonderful painting!

8/9/06 11:17 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

I wanted to say media...

8/9/06 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

This is wonderful. Hope you'll not quit creating others.

9/9/06 2:43 AM  
Blogger susan said...

well andrea, you should do more cause they are wonderful!

9/9/06 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Detlef said...

Many woofs of agreement.

9/9/06 5:38 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

WEll, you are clearly up for the challenge-- that is beautiful.

9/9/06 6:44 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This really does have such a different feeling from pretty much everything else I've seen...a totally different styke. Even though you're not fond of watercolor painting, you certainly do it weel. I love how you've rendered the fur and the grass...everything seems so fine and light, and I can almost feel the breeze. Lovely, Andrea:>

9/9/06 6:46 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks for the positive feedback. I hesitated to post it because it's from a different era, an era when I was anything but an 'artist' and I can feel that particular vibe when I look at it -- only because I remember my headspace when I painted it.

Many fine things have come out of Winnipeg, the Crash Test Dummies included!

9/9/06 7:49 AM  
Blogger trophiogrande said...

nicely done!

9/9/06 10:27 AM  
Blogger Neil Wallace said...

Fantastic watercolor. You may find watercolor a challenge but you certainly are not lacking in your skill of laying it down. Beautiful rendering of the aussie. I could look at this one for hours.
Neil

9/9/06 11:50 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Hehhehe! The multi-talented girl! Is that Zappa? Looks tinner...OUUPS! Sorry Zappa! (I hear your cat laughing in her whiskers) :)

9/9/06 2:07 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Wonderful! I was surprised when I saw it was yours....it is different from your others. I'd like to see more of your old stuff!

9/9/06 4:44 PM  
Blogger stacey m said...

wouldn't know you find watercolor challenging by looking at this painting! its beautiful!! and perfect for the subject this week!

9/9/06 4:46 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Wonderful border collie. My daughter wants one. I want one. Wonderful illustration. Love it.

9/9/06 11:51 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Love it!

10/9/06 6:24 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

i always amazed by beautiful watercolor. yours is amazing, totally..

10/9/06 8:09 PM  
Blogger BGOZ said...

Cool. The dog stands out well, and looks great. I like the grass a lot too. Good job.

:)=

11/9/06 7:29 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Well i got caught up reading your blog and came back here to comment.
You surprise me and i find it amazing the mediums you have tried. This is beautiful. you have captured the subject matter well. Now i am just the opposite and find watercolor easy and acrylics hard.

12/9/06 7:39 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

Andrea, this is so beautiful. You are truly multi talented

12/9/06 5:31 PM  
Blogger Terry Banderas said...

This painting tells me you need to continue watercolor painting. It is very nice.

13/9/06 7:41 AM  
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