Tuesday, July 24, 2007

the missing links

painting-in-progress part five

The top half may or may not be complete. The bottom half still has a ways to go. (Scroll down for the earlier stages of this painting.)
And now for something completely different: Rudy has sent me a bunch of amazing links that I have to share. There are interactive fun ones:
fun with lines

and not-so-interactive fun ones:

A collection of really great photo essays that include the serious:

and the not-so-serious:


Blogger Angela Rockett said...

I am really loving this painting, Andrea!

24/7/07 7:19 p.m.  
Blogger Cream said...

It's coming on nicely, Andrea!
I loved "What the world eats!"
Amazing differences!

25/7/07 1:01 a.m.  
Anonymous chitty said...

The painting is looking good already.
Thanks for the links too. I had fun following them.

25/7/07 2:47 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

This one is going to be extra wonderful! The high contrast in the top half gives it a feeling of mystery... it's like you're trying to unlock the secrets of the desert, but the ancient powers are keeping things quiet. I love it!

25/7/07 4:46 a.m.  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Thanks I was gone for about half an hour looking at all that stuff!
What the world eats was predictably depressing..Chad! Equador! Westerners eat processed food?
The Geeks and their avatars was cool..
did you tell Brian the Menno?
He is hooked on Warcrack and I would love to see his alter ego in that series.

25/7/07 5:31 a.m.  
Blogger Paula said...

Loved the painting process - enormously inspring to me, so thanks.

25/7/07 6:49 a.m.  
Blogger jafabrit said...

It is really wonderful to see the progress pics of your painting, which is lovely (love the colours and images).

25/7/07 7:22 a.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

I like coming to your house to play. Loved the little people in London, and the painting is coming along splendidly. Thanks for the update.

25/7/07 8:53 a.m.  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great work on the painting. The changes you made were the right ones: shifting the black to the moon segment and out of the saquaro segment just works. It makes for a more vibrant, dynamic, yet balanced composition. The black was too heavy on the side, but now that it is on top it balances out the larger shapes on the bottom and the huge fantastic gecko in the semi-center.

I am really liking this one. The colors are great and that gecko is wonderful..I regret not being able to see it in real life.

25/7/07 8:54 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Angela: Thanks -- it's a fun one. Not too much angst ... yet.

Cream: About 95% of the time I prefer something funny but of all these links this was my favourite. I couldn't stop looking. My own favourite was the Mediterranean family (can't remember their nationality -- Italian?) ~ my favourite type of food.

Chitty: Endless fun, eh?

Carla and Paula: Thank you. This one has definitely caused me less hair-tearing or throwing of things than many in this series -- but I'd better not say that before I finish!

HE: I thought of Brian, too, and his Sam-ish character. Maybe he'll drop by between games.

Jafabrit: I like doing process posts ~ it forces me to analyse my work which I'm lazy about.

Ian: :) Next time I'll remember to serve pop and chips. That'll get all the kids here.

Rachel: Thanks and it can definitely be a crap shoot. As I explained in an earlier post, I made the underpainting dark and cool toned as I was planning on doing lighter tones in most of the spatial divisions. I'm just lucky it actually worked when I tackled it. It doesn't always! And again, I'd better not speak too soon as I have a fair bit left to tackle.

25/7/07 3:09 p.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Regarding your comment on my blog and 'Andrea' being a male name in Italy. Yes, of course, as in 'Andrea del Sarto.' Andrea is also my stepdaughter's name and has a very special and emotional ring for me.

25/7/07 3:58 p.m.  
Blogger nadine said...

Your work is simply remarkable.
Everytime I look at one of your paintings, I discover something new!

26/7/07 6:49 a.m.  
Blogger kj said...

doesn't carla give the best comments? how i wish i had said exactly what she said before she said it.

keep rocking, andrea. this one's fabulous.


26/7/07 7:50 a.m.  
Blogger First Nations said...

You know, I like this. those blues ring like a bell. I like the petroglyphs and the informal spaces. I like the non-photographic feel.
this trips me out because i generally don't care for 9/10 of what i see on the web.
where you bin???

26/7/07 6:24 p.m.  
Blogger Bibi said...

Love the painting. I can see all kinds of stories developing in there, and I'm wondering what the story is for you?

26/7/07 7:20 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Ian: Not to mention Andrea Bocelli. I like that it's one of those names that has a place in almost every westernized nation.

Nadine: Me, too, but it's usually mistakes. :)

KJ: Carla's one of the best bloggers: totally undemanding, interesting and visually delightful posts and comments that show she's really thought about what you've written.

FN: Ooo -- I know a compliment when I read one. Thanks! The final version won't have a whole lot of blue showing, but I have to be careful not to obliterate it totally as it does bring a bit of a buzz to the painting.

Bibi: I'll have to wimp out and say that it doesn't matter -- it's what the story is for YOU! :)

26/7/07 7:22 p.m.  
Blogger Ces said...

Wow! I was gone for ten days and blogworld revolved so fast. I am glad to see you painting again and beautifully so.

27/7/07 9:16 p.m.  
Blogger Bibi said...

... I think you're right, oh wimpo! ;-)

31/7/07 9:12 p.m.  

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