Monday, August 03, 2009

Illustration Friday: Modify

And when she finally let go, the magic of her true life began to unfold....

And finally after many modifications I'm calling this painting finalized. Other things came up so this sat idle for a bit giving me a chance to figure out how I wanted to paint it. I was sure that I wanted to paint in gouache, but after painting a background wash and a bit of the figure it just wasn't feeling right, so I started over completely in watercolor. This seemed to give me more control over the tiny details. I can envision an infinite number of ways to paint this one. Maybe acrylic on wood, or different color palettes, but we'll stick with this for now.

I feel like this painting represents where I am right now in my life. I've let go of some past restrictions I had put on myself, embraced change, and am enjoying all the new developments that continue to occur. The future does look bright from this angle. :)

Prints of this piece are available in 11" x 16" and 8" x 10"

Also, for anyone in the Seattle area, Roq La Rue is running 2 incredible solo shows by 2 of my favorite artists. "Beauties and Beasts" by Nicoletta Ceccoli and "Daughters of Our Nature" by Columbus's own Eric Fortune will run until Aug 8th. These amazing shows compliment each other beautifully, and are a real treat for the eyes.

34 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Angela...so nice to meet you!!! I love yoru work...I have to see more of it....I am off to explore your wonderful blog!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely!!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog!! Your link doesn't seem to be working...you may want to repost to IF...(think it's too many http://'s)...but I managed to find this and am so glad I did. Lovely work!!

Angela said...

Thanks Shirley! I'll go fix it.

Laura Zarrin said...

Great illo! I love your work!

fashion fucsia said...

Hi Angela! This illo is so beautiful!!
^_^

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Anglea, how sweet and beautiful illustrated. I just adore your precious style. It just makes me want to giggle with deliciousness! I just adore the character you created and the cover you used. This is wonderfully done!!! You never ever disappoint and I have to tell you that I love you crave illustration as well. There is such a looseness and quirkiness that is simply divine! Great work.

mike r. baker said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! Seems to be a notch above your already amazing style. I love the color treatment. Beautiful.

Shirley said...

Angela - glad you fixed your link! Awesome, awesome work. I shall be back!!

Kim said...

Beautiful!
I love the yellow and the details in her outfit are great.

Amy C said...

oh it turned out beautifully, the colors are dreamy and timeless.

Roberta Baird said...

She's quite lovely!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Hi Angela - I'm so glad I saw your post. And what a wonderful piece. she's lovely. Can't wait to look at your site.

Tricky Trev said...

The final looks great -a! I love the shapes you added faintly into the background.

ValGalArt said...

I am enchanted!

Natura said...

This is a very charming image!

Indigene said...

Wow, I love this! I would have thought it was acrylic on board. You've made it have such substance!

nina seven said...

beautiful piece - you've really got your style figured out! thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my IF entry, i really appreciate it!

Kristi Valiant said...

What a warm and lovely feeling this has! Well done, Angela.

Angela said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Coreopsis said...

Wow--such a lovely picture--charming and graceful.

thedoodlegirl said...

OH, oh, OH! This is just lovely! Whimsical, fluid, peaceful. I LOVE it! Well done, Angela! :)

krisztina maros said...

nice character and textures! delicate illo!

Little Lina said...

Beautiful illustration, I look forward to exploring your blog and seeing more from you for illustrationfriday!

julissa said...

I love it, she looks so freeing.

nessadee said...

Beautiful illustration and nice color combination!

donny* said...

superb!

jmanu said...

Ohh...beatufiful!

Ascender Rises Above said...

very sweet illustration style!

Mônica said...

It came out beautifully, Angela! I too love the color treatment. It does have a feel of a new beginning, of things starting fresh. And I'm glad to hear the future looks bright! :-)

tusen said...

this is beautiful - so full of energy and happiness.

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful!!

Food and Drugs said...

Mystical. She seems to generate some sort of harmful energy very contagious.

Frizz said...

simply gorgeous. i'm smitten by the color story. perfect!!