Thursday, September 30, 2010

'Midnight Temptation' and Illustration Friday 'Beneath'

I think this piece that I worked on this week fits the Illustration Friday theme of Beneath! The two figures beneath this tree are being tempted but which one do you think will succumb?

I used some texture paste on the tree to make it stand out and the paint is acrylic. I really enjoy this style as I just run with my idea and see where it takes me, the name of the piece just comes to me as I work on it. I start with a sketch with no paticular colour or design in mind and I find it takes on it's own personality as I work on it.

It's really good for me to work on these paintings in between this big commission that I've been working on as the commission is the total opposite, detailed, and very well planned. I'm about to start on my last piece of the 3 paintings and can't wait to show you when it's finished.

I've had a couple of exciting days on the jewellery front too, 6 sales in 24 hours!!! So exciting! I love selling 'my babies' as it's so good to know that they are going to be worn and enjoyed and it gives me good reason to make some new pieces.

This painting will be varnished with two layers of gloss varnish as that seems to really make the colours pop! Then it's going in my shop!!!

Tomorrow I'm off to town to spend some of my art vouchers that I got for my birthday in my fave art shop!!! Yipee!!!!!!


Penny said...

Wow! Love this one Nic. Beautiful colour contrast between the sky, the skin tones, the tree and the juicy apples! Well done! xxx

Anonymous said...

LOVE the colour in this peice! WOW! And congrats on all the jewellery sales - wonderful stuff!

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola, this is a beautiful piece! I love your style! Nice work! And congrats on the jewelry sales! Thats exciting!! :)

Kristin said...

You are a shining star! Your passion and talents are so evident and I am so happy that you are finding so much success!
This piece (and new header) is stunning - I love the depth - and happy belated birthday. Thank you too for Kendra's sweet birthday wishes, xo

EVA said...

It is a gorgeous piece Nicola!

Very Garden of Eden! And the figure on the left looks very tempted!

Wonderful work!!

Congratulations on your sales AND commission!

Heather said...

oh so beautiful. love the colors! Great job. I like how you used it for the blog, too!!

Alina Chau said...


WrightStuff said...

This is a very clever painting - love the idea behind it. I like this series of people and trees, each seems to tell its own story without having to rely on loads of detail, they work very well I think. Your commissioned piece sounds intriguing, will you be sharing it here too?

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oh my, your work is so beautiful. The colors just radiate from the canvas. Spectacular!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to come visit you, there's just so much beauty and color.

I'm glad to be up and running again. Can't wait to get back to work.

Hugs and Kisses!

NatashaMay said...

Wow, Nicola! I love this painting! I don't know how I missed this post. :)

Serena said...

LOVELY work, Nicola!


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