Sunday, November 28, 2010

Illustration Friday 'Savour' and Sunday sketches

Hi everyone, well this weekend I decided to work on a painting that I had sitting on my desk for a few days, I painted a canvas green and then let my imagination take over, I guess you could call it doodling on a large scale. I really didn't have a plan for this piece but I knew I felt like working on something more detailed than what I've been doing lately so I took Rose, a sketch from my previous post and worked on that idea more.

I've been so inspired by the roses in my garden, they smell so beautiful at the moment and look lovely. But some are already at the end of their little life span and loosing petals. So this girl is savouring the moment with Rose, and the beautiful smell! :0)

I have included some work in progress shots just to show you what I started with.


Even though I painted over most of the green I think the colour of the canvas gave the skin a nice glow.....

I started with a red rose but found that once I'd coloured in the rest of the flower it seemed to get lost in her hair......



I think yellow works well :0)

Hope you're all having a great weekend! :0)


20 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful!!

Tiffany said...

Simply beautiful!

EVA said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Cathy Bueti said...

Great work Nicola! Love it!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow, love it. Her face is fabulous!

Marlene said...

Beautiful, a very lovely and unique composition.

Brian Miller said...

nice...what a cute little flower person...love the colors as well...

Sophia said...

What a great piece, Nicola. I TOTALLY love your flower. You continue to inpsire me!! :) Hugs!

Heather said...

hi there, cute little face on that yellow rose, what a sweet expression.
you make the lines of the body just flow....and it works so well! xxoo

Tammie said...

I always love seeing art in progress, thank you. This is magic, just wonderful.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! love that you show all the details Nicola!!! wonderful work

Nelly said...

OH! She is lovely! Wonderful!

Juliette Crane said...

it's so fun to see your work in progress shots! i just adore the colors you're using and the look on that sweet flower's face :)

best wishes!
juliette

pinkglitterfae said...

this is so cool! I really like the pose of your rose
xoxo

Heather said...

This is such a cute painting! I love the idea of the flower girl.

Penny said...

Well done Nic. Great work on this unusual piece. I too love the pose of the rose and it's little face! :o) xxx

Kristin said...

It's beautiful! I love the little rose - so clever - and the way you showed us the process. Your work is so unique and I was so happy to see you and your beautiful display in the post below! I am so happy that you are doing so well selling and presenting your art in various forms - you have been such a great support to me and I so love seeing your success. Thank you for your friendship and inspiration, xoxo

ShaylaF said...

As usual...more beautiful pieces!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a sweet and tender relationship between Rose and the girl... a wonderful celebration of your garden! (And I always love to see progress pics!)

xo
Kristin

Kathy said...

I loved seeing the progreesion of this wonderful painting. Very imaginative and well-executed!

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