June 09, 2006

Spring Garden


spring garden mixed media on birch
12"by 42" click to enlarge


Is it a jungle out there today? It feels like it. Illustration Friday picked this topic today, how serendipitous!
There is nothing like rain, continuous rain, to keep you insde painting on a spring day. I finally finished this and thought I would give you a peek. Lots of paper inclusions, same color palette from the garden series. If I get in gear today, I will finish the last piece of the series entitled "Garden Saint" she is a complete departure for me, according to my critics... (the short young ones)
For more lovely jungles, go see Penelope's Illustration Friday!


The word for the day is ... little ... as in a flicker of hope , a bit of this and that ... and what is left of the week!

27 comments:

Toni said...

Lots of texture and contrast Susan! Loving all the blues next to the warm browns. Would love to see the series all to gether when you are done.

Colorsonmymind said...

This is really beautiful.
I love the colors and the pieces that make it whole.

andrea said...

Wonderful. I like the little areas of detail, the grid pattern bits.

Caroline said...

Oh I love this. My word for the week is going to be "possibilities" and that's what I see in here - lots of glimpses into possible futures - lots of hope!

di gigi said...

lovely!!!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Beautiful abstract. I love that you have done it on Birch - that completes it as a piece.

andrea said...

Oh wow...I am not used to your square shapes. In your other pieces you used a lot of circles. This is very cool and I can't wait to see the next one of the series.
a.

penelope said...

Please link to a static page next week by clicking on the date of your entry. :)

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Thank you!

penelope

Syd said...

Beatuiful.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! So much texture!

carla said...

I don't know where top begin! The tiled look makes me think a bit of Klimt...there's such wonderful rhythm creatd by the shapes and the color arrangements. In the larger version, I see the paper and texture and hidden images. This is very special and very stunning!

albina said...

Wonderful! It is such a dynamic paining, with layers to tease and please. Love the reveal/deny approach, as it contributes to the mystery. Love the choice of color –it is both vibrant and soothing.

carra said...

Truly impressive!

ONECRABAPPLE/ARTTEALIFE said...

WOW! I AM LOVING YOUR BLOG ! SO MANY INTERSTING THINGS !

LOVE, S.

P.S. ESPECIALLY FOND OF "END OF THE YEAR PAINTBOXES"!

Angela Rockett said...

Great piece!

Abbie said...

Hi susan! I LOVE this painting!! the colors are definitely perfect.. ooo.. isn't all this rain foolish?? Definitely jungle like here!
:) Abbie
Yes, I had Terry in school. (working on my BFA from PSU -in process for 12 long years now)

arvindh said...

interesting illo!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Susan,
This long shape depicts the idea of a rain in the jungle perfectly, with the shaped pulling the eye down along the way. I like oversized and rectangular shapes best. The reality is more present...thinking outside the box sort of thing. I am amazed at the varied subject matter and mediums you use, honestly a sign of a true artist; when one can dip their paint brush not just in pots of paint..but also use; clay, paper, words, thread, photogrphy etc....like I have said before: Is there anything you cannot do!
Susan you are a brillinat artist!

Lohan said...

This is beautiful!!!
Though I don't make comments that often I'm a regular visitor here. This is one of my favorits! I love it's colour contrast and composition.

Lohan said...

This is beautiful!!!
Though I don't make comments that often I'm a regular visitor here. This is one of my favorits! I love it's colour contrast and composition.

Ulla said...

Delightful Susan, I love the mix of colors, bits of ephemera and scratching... Wonderful!

Sheri Burhoe said...

Great piece Susan ! I have a few long pieces like this, of my own works on wood. I love the feel of working on wood ! :)

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Wonderful imaginative work !!!

Rrramone said...

Susan, love this as always. And can I ask a HUGE favor? I'm very honored to be linked on your blog, but my name is spelled Willie instead of Willy. If you fix this I will love you forever. :-)

paris parfait said...

This is gorgeous! So creative.

the heartful blogger said...

This took my breath away, it's stunning. I can feel the rain and the blooms.

susanna said...

Such a beautiful patchwork of color! I can't wait to see the Garden Saint. Please include your thoughts on the finished piece. I enjoy hearing/reading about the inspiration and process an artist follows when creating artwork.