Wednesday, September 02, 2009

wild hill country

C'est fini!


Blogger Laure Ferlita said...

And an outstanding finish it is, Andrea! Just gorgeous!

Love the upper left hand corner!

2/9/09 7:46 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks, Laure. I found it really difficult to work in this long, horizontal format. My brain doesn't seem to 'get' it the way it does square and vertical formats.

2/9/09 8:15 p.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

What's next?

2/9/09 11:22 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love your comment Andrea as it explains why you turned it into a square + vertical format.

Gorgeous colours and symbolism - if I do ever win the lottery I'll commission walls full of these...

2/9/09 11:38 p.m.  
Blogger Angela Wales Rockett said...

Beautiful!!! I love the wonderful colors and the perfect balance between busy and calm passages. Congratulations.

3/9/09 8:35 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Dinah: One down, two to go. Check out the thumbnails. I haven't decided which one to tackle next.

Caro: Wow -- very perceptive. I never noticed how I'd divided the space until you pointed it out.

Angela: Thanks! With any luck it'll get a thumbs up from the designer too.

3/9/09 9:08 a.m.  
Blogger daisies said...

ohhhhh ... this is gorgeous!

3/9/09 9:45 a.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Wunderbar! As always.

3/9/09 4:43 p.m.  
Blogger nadine said...

Have been out of blog land so long, but was thinking of you today and surfed over to find this wonderful piece! Beautiful work, you must be happy :-)
And I love the nods to past works... the little cut out leaves from "Flutter", the gel pen bird series, primal landscape patterns... This pulls so many of your strongest elements together. Love it!

3/9/09 5:35 p.m.  
Blogger andrea pratt said...

Daisies & Ian: Thanks -- and good to see your face again, Darlene!

Nadine: You are so very observant. Thanks so much for that -- today was one of those days when I really needed to know that I'm not compeletely invisible.

3/9/09 8:28 p.m.  
Blogger Costescu said...

love love love it! The colors are so rich :) It is funny I did not notice the vertical and the square before either as they flow so nicely together

3/9/09 9:36 p.m.  
Blogger Heather Plett said...

Lovely! That little oriole (I think that's what it is) catches my eye every time I look at it.

4/9/09 6:46 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

Ditto Nadine's comment. What a great synthesis of different elements from your previous works and past themes (and present too, birdlady:). Nice job, they're going to love it!

4/9/09 7:52 p.m.  
Blogger Hayden said...

just read through the series and am again astounded at what a wonderful lesson in process it is for the non-painting among us!

Truly love the magical imagery, once again...

Yet another beautiful piece. CONGRATS!

5/9/09 8:56 a.m.  
Blogger albina said...

I enjoyed the journey of this painting -- what a treat to see all the steps. It is beautiful - those gradients that you had to work on really fast are lovely and infused with light!

How do you like working on paper? I love it, but I wonder how different is it for you from working on canvas?

There are two more coming, right? Can't wait to see them!!!!!!

5/9/09 11:44 a.m.  
Blogger andrea pratt said...

Hey thanks to all of you. Albina: I like painting on paper. The results are softer, which I like, though it seems to require more actual paint to cover the same amount of surface.

5/9/09 2:20 p.m.  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Andrea, it's always fun to see your WIPs - love it when you post the process.

Had to chuckle at the vertical/square observation. I so totally do the same thing (not consciously).

The finished project is so vibrant and I love the juxtaposition of the repetitive, graphic elements with the more spare, naturalistic ones.

6/9/09 10:44 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the finished piece. It is so awesome to see your work in progress and then finished.

I'm just beginning at painting/art, and I find your blog so inspiring. Thanks for sharing the process and your thoughts along the way.

7/9/09 4:19 p.m.  
Blogger andrea pratt said...

Tara: Thanks -- I tend to overcrowd my work so I'm glad to get the feedback.

Chocotania: I'm so glad to be of service. :) My blog tends to be on-again off-again and this is inspiring me to be more on-again.

9/9/09 11:09 a.m.  
Blogger ArtPropelled said...

Ohhh this is wonderful! I love it!

9/9/09 4:30 p.m.  
Blogger denise said...

Very restful and soothing quality in this painting. Beautifully balanced. Always inspiring to see your process posts Andrea.

10/9/09 10:50 p.m.  

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