Saturday, June 24, 2006

Rain


I started this 2 weeks ago for the jungle topic but couldn't finish it that weekend, then last weekend was too beautiful and sunny to stay inside and paint.
Now we have a rainy weekend so I was able to finish this, adapted to this week's Rain theme.
The parrot was caught in a rainstorm while wearing her favorite shirt, and she waits patiently as it dries.

acrylic paint and ink on an 8 by 8 inch board

21 Comments:

At June 24, 2006 8:53 PM, Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

I love the colours in this piece, just like the nature after a good rain. The umbrellas and the drying shirt are connecting to the rain theme. Great work!

 
At June 25, 2006 10:12 AM, Blogger carla said...

In the worlds you create, you can do anything you want! The parrot can wait patiently as its shirt dries out from the rain...and it all works! I am connecting this to rain through the idea of saturation...I just love your saturated colors...so vibrant, glowing like precious jewels. It is really great that you post your paintings large enough for us to see the details of the paint...you seem to use the acrylics a lot like watercolors in places. I just love this piece!

 
At June 25, 2006 1:47 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

I was wondering where you have been! I thought you might be enjoying the summer sun and fun. This has a whimsy to it that I love and of course your colours and subject matter are always compelling and superb!!!

 
At June 25, 2006 9:45 PM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

A beautiful parrot, I was staring at it's eye-a bit mesmerized-beautiful. The idea is fun and so creative, you always bring something thought provoking and excellent within your pieces each week, and as always the colors are fab!

 
At June 26, 2006 3:54 PM, Blogger michael dailey said...

looks like she wont have long to wait for ur shirt to dry seems to be a bit of a breeze comomg thru that window. Figure she got caught in an afternoon monsoon. great colors, details, ideas keep em coming.

 
At June 26, 2006 5:10 PM, Blogger andrea said...

This is one of my favourites of yours so far. Maybe it's because the subject matter is perefct for your style and use of colour. Where can I get one of those CCCP/USSR t-shirts? :)

 
At June 26, 2006 11:57 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful painting!! Love your take on the theme!

 
At June 27, 2006 12:19 AM, Blogger Twisselman said...

I really like exploring the large version of this painting, from the scene outside the window to the umbrella stand to the eye of the parrot. Beautiful.

 
At June 27, 2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Hey ~ you're back! Striking piece...colors so nicely offset by those black lines. I like how you adapted this and were honest about enjoying the nice weather. It happens! I love the parrot and the story.

 
At June 27, 2006 3:54 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

I love that this beautiful bird has a anchor T. A bright and exciting life this bird must have. Wonderful!

 
At June 28, 2006 3:48 PM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

This is a beautiful painting, Jamie, the colors are so rich and the texture is stunning. The T shirt should be dry soon, I would love to see what ms.Parrot looks like as she models it.

 
At June 28, 2006 8:31 PM, Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

It's worth the wait, Jaimie. :)

 
At June 29, 2006 3:39 AM, Blogger miragee said...

This is cute. I love the idea of drying clothes indoors and of course, the parrot!

 
At July 01, 2006 2:43 AM, Blogger The Unknown said...

Wow! This is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant! I love it.
love

 
At July 01, 2006 3:02 AM, Blogger joze22 said...

i really like your style
and that you keep the same caracters in the different subjects is cool...
like a story every week
bravo!
:)

 
At July 03, 2006 5:50 PM, Blogger Alexiev said...

This is beautiful, great colours...
Very good blog...
Saludos desde Buenos Aires...

 
At July 04, 2006 12:20 PM, Anonymous tinker said...

Clever parrot! And so vibrant, too.
I love your use of color.

 
At July 05, 2006 3:36 PM, Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Beautiful!!

 
At July 11, 2006 12:21 PM, Anonymous janey said...

Beautiful colors. And an adorable illo.

 
At July 28, 2006 5:29 PM, Blogger fenris said...

the colours in this are absolutely delicious!

 
At September 27, 2006 8:33 PM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

Rain

The neatly folded parapleut,
the rising lune
tell barely any story of today.

(Like muses by Canova
made from marbled moon;
the real one neatly framed so far away.)

Across a clamoured room an open window waits,
expecting what? A flight away from rain?
The rain, amongst its other less endearing traits
is thankfully a temporary pain.

This city has adapted and adopted me.
Although its rain can feel as cold as ice
to one you'd call exotic, there's so much to see
to justify that tiny sacrifice.

So, soon as this is dry I'll put it on again,
my hammer-sickle little summer vest,
my little piece of foreign, but I'll still remain
American -

American is best.

 

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