Monday, September 24, 2012

Coi and crow, the new mother painting

It's mandarin orange monday and i promised a painting video...well it is lost in youtube, it seems it takes more  than 1day of being uploaded to youtube to make it visible even when i am typing the exact tags. I seem to have two accounts and can't sign into the correct one from google... All this makes no sense to me............. so today i just have photos of the painting, maybe tomorow the video will be available....








I can't exactly say why all these mothers are naked, it's just the way i see them. You can read into that what you will, and the same for the coi and crow, i had no actual symbolism in mind, it's just what I saw. This was actually reworked over and over, i had such trouble with the hair. I saw it as a mass of swirling moving coi getting tangled in her hair and I think it's finally like my thought but it took a bit of changing things to get there. I took out at least 2 more crows that were originally there. I wanted the leaves to be swirling away from the new mother, all energy coming from her.....


I am linking to mandarin orange monday, and creative everyday...

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Such a creative painting. Love the color and the "movement"

    xoxo

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  2. just gorgeous! I love how you used the colors in her face and chest. Brilliant!

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  3. Just stunning...the coi tangled and swimming in her hair...the sense of weightlessness...fabulous!!

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  4. Just fantastic ~ Wonderful colors, composition and the energy is awesome ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Your imagination and creativity are extraordinary; this is so full of life, movement and energy. Amazing art!
    Alison x

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  6. oh what a wonderfully expressive and warm painting!! I love everything about this - including the naked woman... her hair is amazing!! i'm stunned... xox

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  7. This is fantastic! I am so glad you shared it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)I love her dreamy expression, the way she is tossing her hair (fully of all sorts of amazing things) around as if she setting them free - that is my interpretation, anyway. The colours are gorgeous, the blending from orange to blue I love. I like the contrast between solid colour and wash- also the intricate line work. I think I could go on and on... :)) Thanks for again for sharing it on MoM!

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  8. I love the koi in her hair and I love crows, so this is a real winner for me! :):)

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  9. Whenever I think of mothers and caregivers, I think of beautiful entities who will give and show everything they have and are, even human-made disguises. They look perfect, clad only in your colors ;-)

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  10. Wow - Stunning. I can't wait to see the video...

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  11. OMG this is so beautiful! I love the way you did the hair! Off now to watch the video ...

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  12. I'm totally in love with this painting. You so captured the swish of koi. It really looks great as they're swimming through her hair. Stunning.
    Best,
    Jenn

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  13. beautiful colours! Was the video of this painting? I'd like to see how you painted this one!

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    1. Yes, i just posted the video of painting this one! Hope you like it.

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  14. I am utterly gob-smackered by this painting. I love your sharing it from your perspective painting it BEcause sometimes, reading and looking, I am able to take that to my own works in progress. I think that is one of the Very Best Things about these sharing events/parties/challenges whateveryouwanttocallthem...

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  15. Wow wow wow...this is so beautiful, Andrea. You are really going somewhere with these gorgeous pieces. Enjoy the creative flow, Beautiful !

    PS Guess what I received int he mail today ? A special crocheted rock from Barb !!!! I love it so much ! I will be sending her a thank you tomorrow but if you talk to her, please let her know how much I love and appreciate her talent !

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  16. Amazing! I am elated that you just let loose on your dream. I love the koi in her hair. I think the crow is a symbol for women of spirit. To me this says"This is who I am(naked/exposed) going with the flow(fish) and following my spirit(crow).

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  17. Brilliant create flow with lots of energy!
    I had a day at the beach yesterday and my hair felt just like this ;D
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing :D

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  18. The lines in the hair are just stunning... the whole things is great of course... but I went back and looked at the detail in the hair again and again...xx

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  19. I am so impressed about the picture and the lady with the Kois coming out of her hair and I love the colors!

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