Wednesday, May 02, 2007

is it art?






I had this canvas kicking around for ages. I don't often paint on regular-depth (3/4") canvas, and I'd never tried this particular brand (DeSerres) and was pleased with the quality. There's a nice, soft finish to it. And in case you're not sure if it's art: the leaves in this painting are cut from images of the Sistine Chapel!






at Etsy

17 Comments:

Blogger dinahmow said...

Hey! I went sideways to Rachel's interview post and when I came back...this was here.Email on way!

2/5/07 2:37 PM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

This is really beautiful, Andrea! There's a sense of stillness to it. I love it! It is most definitely art.

2/5/07 4:26 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I'm a nature freak and love this one.
Now see you do collage your own way.

2/5/07 8:51 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I can see a tiny bit of God's beard!

3/5/07 1:39 AM  
Blogger HMBT said...

You are freaking crazy talented! This has got to be one of my fav's...I love the movement and the open space...and the cross hatching...crap I love all of it! What's the medium? Love your work, lookin at it makes me kick myself for being away from my own easel too long. Are you going to sell it?

3/5/07 3:45 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Another wonderful work Andrea!

3/5/07 8:02 AM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Amazing, Andrea! I have to come back with more time on my hands and try to find the respective places of the leaves in the Michelangelo painting. Those colours today talk to me a lot. I love to wear these oranges (hope this is not offensive, no idea what the appropiate names are, saffron? Kaki-fruit?).

3/5/07 8:49 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Dinah: They're everywhere! They're everywhere!

Angela: Thanks. This one really needs to be seen in person because of the surface quality. Oh well -- glad some of it comes acrosss.

Toni: As long as I limit it very severely it works...

Cream: And God can see yours, too! :)

HMBT: It's acrylic with a little collage added. It's over at Etsy right now. Now back to your easel, woman!!

Barbara: You're home! And thanks.

Merisi: Kaki-fruit! You kill me. Sounds inedible, doesn't it?

3/5/07 10:58 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Thank you for a-sistine me with the bit about the leaves. I thought that this piece was cool before I even knew about the secret DaPrattian Code.

Hmmm..I see an a for Andrea or is it an open tomb?..OK..
Acorning to andrea God will never leave you twisting in the wind!!

3/5/07 10:58 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

HE: Open tomb! That's really creepy. I like it!

3/5/07 11:03 AM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Sorry, ANDREA,
got the languages messed up! I meant "persimmons". Sounds better colourwise?
(I love kakis i.e. persimmons)

4/5/07 3:31 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Of course it's art. I like the fact that I didn't know it was a cut up copy of a Michelangelo.

4/5/07 8:47 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Okay, still haven't had enough coffee. I was referring to the collaged leaves being a part of your painting.

4/5/07 8:48 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This is prett darn amazing! I love what's going on with the background, and your collage elements are fabulous. There is something very meditative about this with the various textures and the smakl patterning that looks like texture. Wow:>

4/5/07 9:10 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

You are so creative and I can only imagine the fun you had creating this. You are an artist so what you create is fascinating art!

4/5/07 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Bronwyn said...

I like the purple background to the seeds? in the pods?

I also enjoy the gradation of colour from saffron to nutmeg. :-)

6/5/07 3:09 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Looks like art to me. I loved seeing the close ups to see how beautiful and lush your strokes of paint are and the wonderful patterns. That's a great idea to collage in pieces of the chapel. Beautiful! I loved your alley photos too. My funky back has kept me from commenting and visiting as much as usual lately and I miss it!

8/5/07 11:20 PM  

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