Sunday, October 31, 2010

'Riding the wave' and Sunday Sketches

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a fun Halloween weekend, we don't seem to celebrate it in Australia like others in the states and UK etc but I've decided that next year I'm going to host my own halloween party! The boys would love it, and seeing how much fun all my blog friends have I want to join in next time :0) we've had a few trick or treaters over the last few nights and the boys got a real kick out of that!

This weekend I've been working on some new paintings to add to my market and to make some pendants from. I've got lots and lots of sketches in my sketch book and I've been buying canvas' of some different sizes. This one that I'm posting today I've called 'Riding the wave' and I've included a few progress shots so you can get an idea of how I work, I must admit I struggled a bit with this one.





I loved the sketch but when I translated that to a painting I found that the figures seemed to become a little lost in amongst all my energetic swirls. So I played around with the colours and I think this is my finished product! I do find that if go away and leave my painting for a while I feel like I can come back with a fresh perspective, so it's a cuppa on our deck I think!!! :0) Happy Halloween everyone! :0)

Oh and before I finish check out what the hubby just bought for my market next weekend. I've been wanting a bust for ages, and these two are really going to help make my stall look that little bit more professional. What a lovely thoughtful hubby! :0) And the little cutie in the middle is Tink (Tinkerbell) our new dog! She's making herself right at home, we got her for a foster dog website a week or so ago and she's settling in nicely!

15 comments:

Penny said...

Oooo la la!!! Another masterpiece. Again - I LOVE the movement in this and the tenderness between the two figures. Great colours and fantastic composition Nic - well done! XXX

Brian Miller said...

wow. that is lovely...the highs and the lows of the waves, yet still they ride...smiles. great colors too...

Heather said...

good morning. This is just beautiful - I am an ocean girl so i just love seeing the swirls and energy here with the waves. and how their bodies magically become the waves....
Thanks for sharing the process of your work, too.
xxoo

WrightStuff said...

Great - sweet and tender and yes, agree with Heather, much energy in those waves. Very magical and special.

Diane said...

I always leave with a smile when I visit your blog--Thank You!!
P.S. We LOVE Halloween here--we have fun ;)

Kristin Dudish said...

Happy Halloween to you too!

Wow - you've been busy! I love how their bodies become the waves!

p.s. Tink looks like a cutie... definitely relaxed in her new home :)

xo
Kristin

lissa said...

I like all those twirls and the use of yellow which seems to me to be a hopeful color

Lenora said...

Wow - beautiful - love the colour a and the movement - we are off to a busy busy halloween day! Happy Haunting!

Debbie said...

The struggle was worth it...this is the best one yet!

Sophia said...

This is really amazing, Nicola. I am still in awe of how much you have grown as your own artist. I remember way back when you first started, you are simply growing and blossoming into one amazing artist. Good luck at the market. I wish you the VERY best. :) Hugs!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

You are such an inspiration to me! ♥

ShaylaF said...

such beautiful colors!

Chanp said...

cool, keep the paintings going!

Marlene said...

The colors you used are wonderful and the wave shows so much movement and I love the tenderness between the two figures. Well done.

EVA said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

I so love what you are doing with this theme!!

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