April 20, 2006

Illustration Friday "Spotted"























This is a mixed media work entitled "Deep"
11 inches by 14 inches
It is the first piece in a four piece series about fishing with my mother.
You can see the others in the series over here.
It is a bit spotted and a bit dotted and a bit deep water
and a bit ... late in the game!

The word for the day is ... quintessence ... as in something in it's purest form, the substance composing the celestial bodies and the most typical rendering.

19 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ohhhh i like this very much; the layers; the bubbles; the colours.....

Carolyn said...

This is lovely, and all the more meaningful that there is a story/ experience attached! Very nice work!

Lady K said...

Hey! Not only are we close in blog entries but we are posting to IF at the same time. Creepy! :)

Actually, I think you are better at posting every day whereas I have been known to take a month's break from my blog. But I strive to be better at that...

disappointed said...

nice bubbles! and i love the others in that series too

Toni said...

Wonderful design and the colors are so much in harmony with each other. Took a peek at the others and your work is inspiring.

Sheri Burhoe said...

I seen this a while ago looking through your works link.Love the colors, shapes and abtractness of it all ! Really great !

Bron Smith said...

I love your free brushy style. Very nice illustration.

the heartful blogger said...

I love this, it's stunning, wonderful composition too. Thanks for quintessence too!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the colors, the water bubbles the fish swimming in and between, full of depth, is your art in your gallery too? I hope it is!

Left-handed Trees... said...

I loved the use of color (but then, I'm biased as green and blue are my two favorites). The other paintings were lovely also, especially "Downstream". I am continually impressed with how you translate your life into art. Thanks for sharing this image.

steve said...

This is such a great merging or abstraction and realism--like falling into a dream.

andrea said...

This is beautiful. I know, I know I just keep saying the same thing it seems. I really love your use of circles and ovals in a lot of your pieces (thanks for the link).

You know I am loving the colors in this too!
a.

gracie said...

wow you're so popular in the comments section!

I think that when you show other people's work in your blog, you should make that more clear. its definately hard to tell that the painting with the fish and the blue blobs is not yours.

love a tu ma mere cherie!

susan said...

dearest fille,
you should spend more time looking in on my studio... this is my painting ma petite chou-chou.
*ahem*
your maman

p.s. said daughter is off to paris tomorrow so is in another world...

Ulla said...

SUSAN, these are wonderful! Has your mother seen them? I love the series aspect, it tells a story...

andrea said...

I really enjoy your fish series (of course!) and love this newest addition.

sugar mama said...

blues and greens and circles, love them all! Very nice series, even nicer to know what inspired it.

Rrramone said...

Wow, love this one. Came for the robot but this one drew me in. :-)

IMEDAGOZE said...

o, I love this... its colors and composition are just wonderful! love the series, too..