April 28, 2006

Under the Sea

Surface Blue
mixed media on canvas, 11"x14"

Blue is the water at the surface of our dreams
composite memories make a new reality
everything below is not as it seems.


This is my illustration friday painting. #2 in the series of 4. I think you have seen the others?

Today is a glorious sunshiney day. What will you do with this one wild and beautiful life today?

The word for the day is ... complete ... as in something or someone who helps make you whole, a finish to a project and a great breakfast!

(off to have one of my own) Have a beautiful day!



25 comments:

Sheri Burhoe said...

This is a great piece ! I love the color combination and the composition. Enjoy the sunshiny day ! :)

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Susan,

My name is Todd Bonita and I stumbled accross your blog on the illustration Friday sight. I love your work! I am from Greenland, NH, I suspect we are practically neigbors. I just wanted to say hello to a local artist. Check out my blog if you'de like: http://painting-life.blogspot.com/

By-the-way...how did you enable that beautiful, red abstract painting to be at the top of your title page with your ART ESPRIT font at the top of your blog. I would love to do something like this on my blog but I could not find the how-to in the help section. Any assistance would be apreciated.

Keep painting, you're awesome!

All my best,

Todd Bonita
tmbonita@comcast.net

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Another wonderful piece!

andrea said...

This almost shimmers. I'd so much rather see these in person as I suspect they lose a dimension here. Nice work again, Susan.

melanienyc said...

this is gorgeous! the colors are perfect. the fish are incredibly real looking!

Jeannine said...

Oh, wonderful! I love the colors, texture, and line.

ULLA said...

Susan, this is such a stunning series, I LOVE the colors! Wine in the Garden? So, when are you coming????

stp-illustrations said...

Wonderful painting! Love it!

andrea said...

This is fantastic Susan. I love looking through your online gallery.
The colors in this just pop!
Great job.
a.

orion713 said...

Beautiful piece-the colors are amazing!

Abbie said...

What a FABULOUS painting!! I love the green and blues!!

YEAH for NH!
:) Abbie

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I am diving in to your sea !! Beauty is everywhere ...and poetic too!

sugar mama said...

I do LOVE this series... so calming, my eye just floats around the canvas! I just submitted my first illustration friday contribution too :)
christine

carla said...

This series is soulful...transcendental, and this piece is so wonderfully composed (I love the blue sphere and the dark line markings). The blues and greens are elemental, and the texture of the paint creates a feeling of meditation and movement, very much as if I were watching fish swimming all around me. Your gallery of pantings is slendid!

carla said...

ahhh..splendid!

Lu*** said...

Wonderful! I love your technique and your colors

Joy Eliz said...

Oh! this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the colors!

Kaya said...

This is great! Deep and thought provoking, but peaceful. Your gallery is also looking fantastic, by the way. Nice stuff!

CATRAVEN said...

I love this weeks topic! everyone is really at their best!It must be the colors and the serenity of the sea! You have mastered this!Beautiful painting! I really enjoy looking at this!It's like walking through an art museum. What a treat!

Dee said...

I love the colors and movement in this piece. The lure and wire add a great depth! Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Susan, really beautiful, Kathy D.

albina said...

Susan, I really enjoy reading your blog… it is an insightful view into your world. I love this painting – very lovely texture and dreamy quality.

ValGalArt said...

Hi Susan! It's so nice what a sunny day can bring!!! This is a glorious expression of what lies under the sea! Wonderful in every way!!!

Loca said...

Great colors.
:))

Melissa said...

Great Painting! Love the colors!!