Sunday, October 15, 2006

broadway and exit


I've been doing these small chromatic-on-black mixed media drawings on and off for about a year, mostly using natural forms with organic lines for subject matter. It occurred me today that urban themes, using the same organic lines, might suit the media really well, too, a la Hundertwasser. Then I visited Collaging-Kristen's blog again to look at this and was inspired to do a couple of these mini 4.5" x 4.5" drawings.



Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I really adore these, Andrea. Especially the second one. I'm working on framing the 6.5x6.5 one I bought from you a while ago. I made my own frame for it, but have added a little twist to the whole frame idea. Perhaps I'll post about it when it's all done.

15/10/06 3:23 p.m.  
Blogger Bibi said...

These are both striking Andrea. The first one really jumps out at me...I can imagine all kinds of stories going on behind those windows.

15/10/06 8:35 p.m.  
Anonymous cream said...

Love your choice of colours, Andrea. Silver, gold... It looks like an engraving!

16/10/06 1:42 a.m.  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

Striking. The urban themes work really well.

16/10/06 2:23 a.m.  
Blogger HildaRose said...

I love these chromatic-on-blacks expecially the 'hunting and gathering'. It is the lines and textures and well, I love the black background, I don't know maybe it is my middleclass black velvet past that likes it but I really like starting with a black canvas.

16/10/06 4:20 a.m.  
Blogger swampgrrl said...

great subject matter. perfect for this type of work. makes me want more!

16/10/06 7:18 a.m.  
Blogger Sally said...

Although I'm a big fan of lots of color, this really does work. I like it!

16/10/06 8:30 a.m.  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

I know what I want Christmas!!!!!!!

16/10/06 10:44 a.m.  
Blogger Collaging-Kristen said...

Hey!!! I _just_ saw your comment on my blog....but already noticed and LOVED this piece when I saw it on Flickr! :))

I can't believe I was the one that inspired this beauty!

Again, I love those windows!! :))

16/10/06 2:47 p.m.  
Blogger The Daring One said...

It's that time again. Time for me to pop in and say how much I love your stuff. As a girl who took art class after art class and was eventually ushered out the door by my frustrated teacher, I'm glad I get the chance to witness other people who have the talent to go with the passion. Those are gorgeous.

16/10/06 4:27 p.m.  
Anonymous Detlef said...

I do like the limited colour palette.

16/10/06 10:17 p.m.  
Blogger lorna said...

They work wonderfully. I especially love the bottom one. :o)

16/10/06 11:58 p.m.  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Very Groovy..I would love to decorate an entire room around those pieces..luv those colours.

Where are the people? I will give you the opportunity to respond before I go all 'freud' on ya.
Your Cityscapes are intriguing and that front door is so inviting but who lives there..what is the psychology behind this...I am not trying to be completely duh but is the abscence of human forms one of the key ingredients in making the viewer OWN it?.

I am just wondering is all....
an honest question...your kitchen piece has Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella disguised here as a maiden and that gave me the warm fuzzies. That piece is deeeelicious..I can almost smell it! You could decorate a kitchen around it with all of those
'Happy' colours. MMMMMM.

17/10/06 6:06 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

OMG! These works on black have really got my creative juices flowing! Your work is beautiful! Oh, and thanks for the link to Hundertwasser...amazing someplace in the world looks like that!

17/10/06 8:13 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

No time to comment to the comments except to say a big thank-you. I really liked doing these and now I know that I will have to do more.

17/10/06 9:49 a.m.  
Anonymous Hanna said...

your art is really cool!

18/10/06 9:12 a.m.  

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