Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Illustration Friday Surrender

Hi guys this week has been rather busy as I'm one of many people taking part in OWOH which is a massive blog event. Be sure to scroll down to that post as I'm having a giveaway and anyone with an active blog worldwide is able to enter.



So I have had this piece sitting on my desk for a couple of days and thought I'd better show you before I missed this weeks prompt. 'Surrender' for me this week was all about letting my paint brush decide what I wanted to paint and push myself a little and step outside the box. I tend to do alot of figurative paintings and pretty ladies etc and this time I wanted to do something that I wasn't so confident with which is flowers. I took a photo of a beautiful rose in my back yard and used that for reference. And the funny thing is the painting turned out completely different!! I'm now thinking of painting a series of flower paintings!

13 comments:

Tiffany said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVA said...

Oh Nicola this is stunning!!! Love the black background, it makes the rose POP!

Julia Christie said...

I love this painting and It is so recognizable as your work which is great! Good for you for stretching yourself!

Smiles

Jessie said...

It's beautiful Nicola :) x

Sophia said...

I think you should go for it, Nicola! Great job! :)

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola this is gorgeous!! Fantastic color palette! :)

Doreen G said...

Hi Nicola
Thanks for dropping by my blog today-it is nice to know that another Canberran is doing OWOH.
I love your artwork you are very talented.
Regards Doreen

Penny said...

Well done Nic - glad to see you stretching yourself. Love that you're setting yourself new challenges. Beautiful rose and VERY you! :o) xxx

poppylocke said...

Gorgeous rose, and really striking colours! You should definitely do a series of flower paintings!

Fair Rosamund said...

The rose is so beautiful, those can be tricky to do! You did a wonderful job and I would love to see more flower paintings from you :) ~Lauren

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Nicola, this is fantastic! I love that you push yourself to try new things, isn't it fun? Great job!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Well I think flowers are gonna be your next big thing! You are great at them! I love the color choices here, great job!!

Joycies Jems said...

Hi Nicola - thanks for visiting my blog! I think you will do very well at the markets with your pendant necklaces - they are very unique and wonderful. And your paintings - i love them. Enjoy the OWOH journey. Joyce

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