Saturday, March 03, 2007

Illustration Friday - Gravity (late submission)

Yes, I know it has been far too long since a painting has been posted on my blog, so without further delay, here is my latest piece. It is a late entry to IF, so I won't post it on the site but I thought my few visitors would like to see it. I guess you could say it is my idea of Mary Poppins, but Hubby thinks it looks more like unhappy housewives trying to escape their mundane lives. Well, whatever works I suppose.

I have been experimenting with acrylics for quite sometime, and even attempted to paint this image with the medium. But I missed my watercolours so much that I abandoned the acrylics and slid back into my comfort zone. I will revisit the acrylics, but I probably won't show anything for sometime - not until I feel comfortable working with them and I am happy with some sort of outcome. Currently the results are quite muddy as I've completely forgotten how to work with paint on canvas.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy. I will try to be more consistent with my entries but I can't promise much more than a post a week right now. Other projects I am working on include a quilt for our growing baby and a super duper embroidery I am working on for a swap with Babelfish - but that one will remain a surprise until she receives it. Yipee!


cruststation said...

Oh what a surprise, you didn't reply to my email so I wasn't sure whether the swap was going ahead. Your painting is wonderful, I guess it works for both the Mary Poppins theme and Desperate Housewives :) Have a lovely Sunday!

Kempton said...

Lovely water colour.

islandarts said...

Lovely work! I can relate to the escaping housewife theory LOL.
I am a watercolour artist too and will get out the acrylics when I'm looking for a challenge.
It's always nice to go back to the watercolours though.

julie said...

great painting - definitely like the idea of escaping the confines of gravity and gently drifting off to somewhere wonderful! I love the colours in this piece - it's very tranquil and dream-like.