Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Small


Amphipods are very small

22 Comments:

At November 29, 2005 10:23 PM, Blogger youcantryreachingme said...

wow. amphipods! now who on earth would have thought of such a topic! very true observation however :)

I really love your colour choices in the last two submissions, and I was another of those admirers of the translucent girl although I didn't post a comment then. You do some very interesting stuff when it comes to "see-through".

Chris.

 
At November 29, 2005 10:37 PM, Blogger Jules said...

Just beautiful - such rich colours!

 
At November 29, 2005 11:25 PM, Blogger HannoverFist said...

Nice use of color.

 
At November 30, 2005 1:21 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

love your colours

 
At November 30, 2005 1:56 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Amazing beautiful painting as always!

 
At November 30, 2005 3:29 AM, Blogger kay susan said...

Who would have thought a bug could be so beautiful!

 
At November 30, 2005 8:17 AM, Blogger Fancy World said...

uuuhhhh wonderful colors and very nice illo.

 
At November 30, 2005 8:56 AM, Anonymous a said...

love those vibrant colors. charming amphipod and accessories!

 
At November 30, 2005 9:57 AM, Blogger Holly said...

I love the vibrant colour of your work. Really great stuff!

 
At November 30, 2005 3:00 PM, Anonymous sarah c said...

oh "nothing to write home about" she said. HA! as usual, it's lovely.

and what's an amphipod, some kind of dinosaur? (just kidding! hehehe)

 
At November 30, 2005 5:34 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

I love the vibrant colors and translucency of it. Just wonderful!

 
At November 30, 2005 5:37 PM, Blogger youcantryreachingme said...

right. now i'm intrigued by the aparent church building... what's the go there?

Chris.

 
At November 30, 2005 7:41 PM, Blogger Jaimie said...

Youcantryreachingme..
The background image is from a watercolor that I made some years ago. I had been to a graveyard in Cozumel, Mexico and took some pictures there of the above ground tombs. So the images are cutouts of a scanned picture of the watercolor.
Thanks for asking and thanks for your kind comments.
And thank you everyone else that leaves me comments, it's very encouraging.

 
At November 30, 2005 10:34 PM, Blogger Sally said...

ohmigod what's an amphipod? It's scary. I'm glad they are small. I suppose they are mites common to humans. Probably a hundred or so in my eyelashes, right? *shudder*

 
At December 01, 2005 3:51 AM, Blogger Urban Convert said...

Your sense of color is really quite incredible, and I always find your subject so fascinating, the way you combine images so intriguing. Yours is one my favorite IF blogs.

 
At December 01, 2005 10:01 AM, Anonymous Paula said...

Great use of colors and original tale on the theme for sure.
What did you use? acrylic? oil?
Anywa, beautiful.

 
At December 01, 2005 12:48 PM, Blogger scott said...

hey this is nice stuff.
This is my first time here and I already want to say that it is one of my favourite IF blogs.
the transparent girl is brilliant. I also loved the penguins and space room.
and like others I feel I have too ask, what the hey is an amphipod, although it certainly looks like the sort of thing that lives in numbers in my eyebrows.
thanks for coming by and I will be back to see more.
love scott

 
At December 01, 2005 1:27 PM, Blogger DWolf said...

I LOVE your stuff! Where in NH? I'm in Plymouth.

 
At December 01, 2005 6:25 PM, Blogger Jaimie said...

Scott,
An amphipod is a tiny harmless creature that lives in the water. When I worked for an environmental consulting firm, I spend many hours looking at them, and other marine organisms through a microscope. I think that's when I made the original sketch, found it recently, colored it and put it into a collage.

dwolf - I live in little dull Durham.

Thanks for the compliments!

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda

 
At December 02, 2005 8:12 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

Fabulous "monster"!

I love the colourful view you have of the world and way you put things together to make them sing

 
At December 03, 2005 10:56 PM, Blogger carla said...

I don't know how I missed this post last week! I like how you have once again combined images in a jarring but exciting way...although the amphipod is so huge compared to the house, it doesn't look monstrous, perhaps because the colors are so warm and festive. I love how you achieve a feeling of tranluscent layers in your work. The paintings seem to glow from within. BTW, I love your Darwin fish...

 
At December 05, 2005 8:18 AM, Anonymous awannabe said...

Jaimie: Jeezum. I've known you for 25 years and never gleaned that you were a Rasta from Haiti. I mean, as colorful as the post-Baby-Doc Haitian artists are, you are more so. Poor Haiti. The Island has been savaged by just about every imperialist wannabe nation in history. Yet its art is rich in color, emotion, and life. Its people are triumphant in music and dance and diversity despite their defeat at the hands of every army save Jamaica's and their suffering in a harsh economic climate. I know, in part, where the Haitian Artists draw their visceral inspiration from. From what life experiences do you draw your artistic potency?

 

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