Saturday, September 02, 2006

safe for illustration friday
















This painting was inspired by this photo which I saw over at shadows and clouds. It's also the first time I used acrylic paints.
(Pencil, watercolour and acrylic on aquafine paper)

19 comments:

Teri C said...

Beautiful colors and perspective in this. Love it!

Twisselman said...

Framed by the flowers, this makes for a very inviting (read 'safe') place. I agree with Teri... the shades of yellow in contrast to the blue are great color choices.

Geninne said...

Beautiful Tammy!

shadowsandclouds said...

happy that you based this on that photo! thanks! really like this painting, it is so warm,with the colours and light you have chosen, it feels really welcoming, like i'd like to be in there, and then i remember that it is based on my very own kitchen window, and i actually really am in there, i feel quite lucky! thanks for making it seem such a warm place :) keep on with the great work! :) good weekend!

bill zeman said...

nice painting - you added a lot to the photo which is also beatiful but in a totally different way

andrea said...

Wow -- you have a knack if this is your first time with acrylics. Nice work.

Rrramone said...

Love the way you handled the light and dark in this. :-)

Jana Bouc said...

Gorgeous! When I'm out at night and see the lights in people's houses it always looks so cozy and safe from the outside. This is a beautiful painting!

HARDWAX said...

Sweet! So inviting, warm, I know there are happy lives beyond that window, charming flowers, perfect frame for the window. You and acrylics are going to have a long friendship I think-wonderful!

susan said...

a natural progression for you tammy... this is a great first painting, you should be proud! hey! why not try those koi again? ... in acrylic!

carla said...

The colors are so beautiful! I especially like the shades of yellow you used in the windowpanes. Lovely:>

michael dailey said...

great interpetation of the photo.

Roz Foster said...

Beautiful. I love the way the flowers frame the window brightly, but are very effectively in shadow against the bright yellow in the window.

creative kismet said...

Beaiful colors and inviting warm window.

republic of desire said...

Very lush red color, nice angle as well. Although somewhat abstract it does convey a sense of comfort and safety.

the enigma said...

lovely.. the bright light inside is very inviting..

Ellen said...

GREAT job!!!! I like to see the inspiration behind the piece as well.

windyangel said...

I'm into colour. This piece truly appeals to me.

Melissa Connolly said...

I love the blocks of color and stark contrasts in this. It's a very rich painting - great job!