Thursday, January 22, 2009

getting my feet wet

It's been awhile since I painted any landscapes (and intend to do more) so today I did a little 8" x 10" panel and used iridescent pearl to give the lacy bits a glow. I've added it here.


Blogger Vickie said...

I love your use of color. At first I wondered how you created a link to another window but realized its a separate blog. I've been thinking about doing that. The moth series is especially wonderful!

23/1/09 4:41 a.m.  
Blogger Angela Wales Rockett said...

Oh wow, Andrea! Beautiful! Really looking forward to seeing more.

23/1/09 7:58 a.m.  
Blogger WW said...

Gorgeous. Love the green and yellow against that blue in the background, with the tree branches poking all around...

23/1/09 10:59 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wet feet need careful drying... don't want you to get foot rot!

Love the idea of iridescent pearl on those twigs.

24/1/09 9:38 a.m.  
Blogger Peter said...

Yep ... gorgeous is the word!

24/1/09 12:37 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Vickie: let me know how it goes if you give it a try! So far mine is doing zero business and getting about 4 hits/day. Maybe a bad idea for me?

Angela: I want to paint more. Stupid %^?!@# rest of my life getting in the way!

WW: *blush*

Caro: Too late! Oh wait. That's brain rot that I have.

Peter: *blush* again

24/1/09 3:41 p.m.  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Really interesting painting -- has a sort of wintery, frozen, nighttime moonlit look to it. Glad to see you getting a chance to paint even if it's a little one.

24/1/09 9:05 p.m.  
Blogger Robyn said...

I'm so glad your comment led me here, Andrea there is so much to admire. I love the jewel like colours looking up through these branches. I have some mother of pearl pigment, unused. I think I'd better try it now!

Your moths are gorgeous.

25/1/09 4:00 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Nice, Andrea - I don't think you're out of practice at all. You do have an amazing way with color!

25/1/09 1:12 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Jana: Thanks -- and I need more tiem as I'm not getting far lately...

Robyn: I love the pearlescent paints if used sparingly! (And thanks for visiting.)

Cynthia: Me love colour. You're a peach.

26/1/09 3:51 p.m.  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

I love iridescent/pearlized pigments. And glitter. And metallic 'dust'. Sparklies. Since all I ever seem to do is for reproduction I never get to use them. (pouting now). Need a good venue to justify I guess.

btw - I've been listening to your "Thrasher" CD in the car all week (now that I can actually *leave my house* and drive around occasionally). Love it more than ever.

27/1/09 2:07 a.m.  
Blogger Melody said...

Andrea, your use of colour is extraordinary. Beautiful work!

27/1/09 1:29 p.m.  

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