Friday, November 7, 2008

"My First Time..."

OOOOOH! MY!
Did I ever have fun with this!

Ro Bruhn in Melbourne, Australia
posted on her blog
a photograph of this lovely little teapot in her garden.
The instant I saw it I fell in love!
By the way, a trip to Ro's blog is a total delight...
lots of visual treasures and journalling "goodies"...
including
some awesome jewelry!
Anyway...
I requested and was granted permission from Ro
to paint my impression of her photograph.
This was a first for me.
I tried to be loose and free...quick, yet deliberate
(which explains the "wonkiness" of the lid and handle)
and complete the piece just for
the sheer joy of painting.

Thanks, again Ro! I had such great time today.

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."
~Hanna Rion

28 comments:

The Victorious place said...

I like it!!!!

Waiting... said...

Wonderful!! I love your colors!
Libbi

peachtreeart said...

A great setting to use all the colors you like! Very well done!

Lisa Reed said...

I can sure tell how much fun you had doing this. I stare at the details--I have never seen anyone use the tiny circles rather than hatching to shade the dark areas. Fascinating! Also, thanks for pointing to Ro--I have visited her site and love her jewelry, too. Isn't blogging an amazing thing?!
Lisa

bonnyracca said...

A lovely painting, Margaret!!! And wonky is good, you don't have to be too perfect and precise, after all, it's a painting not a photograph ;))

Julie said...

You know this is a succulent lovers dream!!! Very nice!

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful painting! I love your art!

Indigo said...

What a visual treat -- you might have stumbled on a whole new set of EDM challenges. :-)

Seems like the patterns you embed (like the circles) help the eye travel around the painting. I love your choice of colors. The whole thing seems very inviting -- your joy really came through.

Thanks for sharing this.

Indigo
(who hasn't make the switch to color yet ... and wants to but is very hesitant)

BMoon said...

Beautiful! Love wonky.....gives it hat handmade touch.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Excellent job Margaret. I like the deliberateness of the lid and handle. It makes the teapot the focal point which is what you said caught your eye. I can tell you had fun.

sharon said...

i love it-- 'wonkiness' and all !

caseytoussaint said...

This is just lovely - the perfect combination of looseness and detail.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

fabulous

soulbrush said...

the arangement is just great! hugs.

Flashviv said...

Beautiful painting, really captures the feeling of a garden I would love to spend time in.

Stephen Hall said...

This picture has a wonderful flow about it. you make it look so easy.If you get bored with it send it over and I'll put it on my wall!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I agree... this is one very amazing painting... very cool

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful rendition in your unmistakable style!

marianne said...

What a beautiful painting!
You are so talented!
Have a nice weekend!

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow I think this is wonderful, so much better than the original photo, I love it and thanks for your kind comments about my blog and jewellery

Sam Marshall said...

Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Wow Margaret - I saw the original photo on Ro's blog - you've done a marvellous job! Well done, it's a beautiful piece.

Maria said...

Love it!! Well done :D
cheers
Maria, Central Qld, Australia

sharon young said...

Fabulous interpretation, Margaret, it's wonderfully bold and lively.

Jacky said...

Love it... beautiful colours (love that succulent) and imagery.

kazumiwannabe said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks all for leaving such bountiful comments...It was a pleasure to meet some of Ro's blogger friends as well...Art is such a joyous tie that binds us all together, isn't it? :)

purplepaint said...

Hey Margaret! I love this! Beautiful work! Marva