Monday, February 13, 2006

Simple


I was sort of glad to see the topic Simple because I didn't have much time to finish a painting this week, so I thought I would do something uncomplicated, rather than get carried away with
little details and objects - sitting painting away for 20 hours or more like I usually do.
I decided to do a simple small picture of a lizard because I only had Sunday to work on it. (We are leaving for Nevada tomorrow and won't be home until Friday.) Well it's not one of my better efforts but at least I got it finished.

Acrylic and ink on a 6 by 8 inch board

28 Comments:

At February 13, 2006 11:38 AM, Blogger melinama said...

Hi,

I am a beginning painter and am very interested in how you do this! Do you put the ink on after the acrylic? How does it all adhere together? What do you use to get this translucent effect? Do you prepare your board with anything before you begin?

If you're willing to help me out please email me at jane@mappamundi.com

I love your work and stare at it every week...

 
At February 13, 2006 12:50 PM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I would never have known this was a "quickie!" Very cool lines and I love the moon(s)

 
At February 13, 2006 1:00 PM, Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Awesome!! Again...I love your vivid colors, and the composition is neat!! Your pieces put a smile on my face.

 
At February 13, 2006 1:52 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Gorgoeus - I love lizards and this is a great one.

 
At February 13, 2006 1:57 PM, Blogger andrea said...

Simple works! I love geckos and you do them so differently from me that I could just eat this up.

 
At February 13, 2006 3:38 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

I love your lizard!!! I love lizards :) I like the green stripes on the floor also ... and how his/her red dots/bricks/toes will camouflage nicely! Lizard is performing acrobats!

 
At February 13, 2006 3:58 PM, Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

I get so confused when you post under different names... and I hate to miss them. Guess I need to do a book mark, huh?! Lovely!

 
At February 13, 2006 4:39 PM, Blogger The Unknown said...

I love this illo! It looks really cosmic!
love

 
At February 13, 2006 9:12 PM, Blogger Toni said...

You have the most wonderful pallet. Great design and love the lizzard.

 
At February 13, 2006 10:16 PM, Blogger Catnapping said...

I love your lizard. lizards are great people. they let you rub their bellies, and if they could purr, they would.


Your colours are positively edible.

 
At February 13, 2006 11:21 PM, Blogger moverlow said...

Once again, beautifully done.

 
At February 13, 2006 11:44 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

Wow! THis is simple for you!?! I really love this one. Lizards are one of my favorite creatures!!

Happy traveling!!

 
At February 14, 2006 1:21 AM, Blogger Aravis said...

It's still outstanding! I always admire your use of color.

 
At February 14, 2006 6:26 PM, Blogger Sally said...

What do you mean it's not one of your better efforts, woman? This is by far one of my favorites, maybe because I love lizards.

Okay add this to the list of paintings I'd like a print of.

 
At February 14, 2006 10:15 PM, Blogger Cecilia's Art said...

very nice blog!! i like it !, specially your colours,

besos!

:)

 
At February 14, 2006 11:57 PM, Blogger Twisselman said...

For not having much time, you sure make the most of it. Beautiful... and as always, rich in color.

 
At February 15, 2006 10:18 AM, Blogger carla said...

Your quickie is quite wonderful! It has those intense colors (the blue of the night sky - wow!) and a great composition with the lizard diagonally across the center. Have a great trip:>

 
At February 15, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Jaimie said...

I'm sorry that I haven't been able to view and comment on many of my favorite illustration friday artists, but I'm in a hotel room in las vegas and the internet access is sketchy and expensive. We are here for a conference not to gamble! What a trip this place is. Thanks for all your lovely comments!

 
At February 16, 2006 1:51 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful fantastic painting as always!! Love the lizard!!

 
At February 16, 2006 7:43 PM, Anonymous eyesthebye said...

Your work is absolutely magical.

Your use of imagination and colour, produces a spontaneus combustion which gives me magic ideas for Haiku and storytelling.
I came across youw work today looking up Ïmagine"and "Illustration Friday".

 
At February 17, 2006 3:39 PM, Blogger lus said...

i like it a lot, i think the colors that you use in all your works are brilliant...:)

 
At February 18, 2006 4:28 PM, Blogger Alessandro_PPG said...

Muito legal! Parabéns pelos seus trabalhos, além de serem muito bonitos e coloridos, é de muito bom gosto!!!

 
At February 19, 2006 7:13 PM, Blogger anthony said...

this is simply beautiful. i think you could sell a ton of posters of this one.

 
At February 19, 2006 9:49 PM, Blogger Arbriel said...

I am a paitner as well. I don't get much done, but I llike to use the bright colors as well. I am glad to see someone who believes in the beauty of color in her work. I say, Why not. I love this piece! If this is not your best effort, you are doing great!

 
At March 23, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Sorry the comment is late, but your work is absolutely stunning.

 
At October 09, 2006 5:49 AM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

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At October 09, 2006 5:52 AM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

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At October 09, 2006 5:54 AM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

His simply-coloured skin can't help but hide
complexities inside not unlike ours,
but should we judge by what may be inside,
or estimate him more by what he does?

- When do we become what we would be
and not what other people see we do?
Who can claim with total honesty
that what we hold within is what is true?

A lizard shows a paltry kind of soul
and seems a simple creature by his deeds.
(And those will be instinctive on the whole,
to satisfy his elementary needs.)

So that is all he is, and so are we:
we are how we appear to others, so
what we've held back may just as well not be -
for we are simply what our colours show.

 

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