April 13, 2007

Garden of Fortune


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This garden is full of fortune. Unlock the mystery and the fortune is yours.
I finished this piece last year after months of layers and photo transfers from sculptures I saw at the beautiful outdoor museum, outside of Dusseldorf, called Insel Hombroich in Germany. (if you click, scroll down one post to see photos) I have been there now twice and each time it amazes me. This piece I did was sort of an out pouring tribute to this special place.
Good fortune is yours at Illustration Friday.
***update*** a few people asked for a print of this piece so if you are interested, you can get one here at the shop in two sizes.

21 comments:

miriam said...

I wish I could eat this. It looks tasty, all colors that I find so hard to draw and make with paint.

especially the purple and the bird and the yellow and the others bird and the green circles and so on

Kaya said...

Hi Susan! This is a gorgeous piece, love the soft colours and the collage-y effect with the photo transfers. Wishing you lots of good fortune for the spring.

Nicole said...

Very beautiful atmosphere!

nike said...

It's very pretty !

Debbie said...

Very Rich

red-handed said...

Your colours are so Chagall-like here ...

get zapped said...

So full of love and life. I adore the birds, buddha and splendid colors. Nice piece!

Perriette said...

This is so lovely. Love the muted colors. An intersting process you used that I've never tried.

steve said...

What a gorgeous luminous work, rich in color. Well done!

andrea said...

This is beautiful, S. Layers of subtle secrets and delights. This, I can tell, must be seen in person. Looking forward to seeing your work together on your website!

Anonymous said...

Susan, This piece is gorgeous...I love all the layers. I clicked and just stared.

XO,
Melba

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Beate Knappe said...

Susan, This piece is gorgeous.
I live in Düsseldorf and I went several times to Hombroich, because I love to be there. This is a very special Place to be. And, I would like to be once again there, you have brought me on an idea.

susan said...

ah beate, we will meet there ok? i have never been to such a wonderful wonderfilled place! i have hundreds of photos there. i love love love it.

Robyn said...

I love this piece! The colours, the layers, the mystery and as for the birds...absolutely charming!

zime said...

OH what interesting paint!!! I love the colors!!

carla said...

This is stunning and mesmerizing, Susan! It has such richness and depth. The combination of the images, colors, and texture really draws me into the experience. I can see how this took some time to complete. How large is it?

susan said...

hey, thanks everyone!
carla - (et al) this piece is 18x13x1

Ulla said...

This is really really lovely! Will you be selling it??? I love seeing your personal work on your blog!
Hugs to you!

Sigrid said...

Very beautiful, love the many layers and the soft colors.

RonniHall said...

your rich colors are amazing!

Debbie Egizio said...

This is such a beautiful piece. The colors are amazing!