Monday, July 10, 2006

I-Fri: Skyline



I'm trying a new technique of laying a washy first layer and then doing some dry brush stuff on top to create texture. I'm quite liking the way it's progressing so I think I might stick with it and see where it goes. It is such a journey this, discovering one's style, but I am having so much fun doing it!

I do wonder sometimes if there ever will be an end to the road. Do you finally find something and say 'this is it. this is my style. this is how i will do things forever.' or is it ALWAYS evolving? Personally, i find I get bored easily when things stay the same for too long, so I imagine this path of discovery will continue for the rest of my artistic career. I guess it really is about the journey and not the destination...

33 comments:

Zara said...

Lovely work, I love the washing line!

Caty said...

like it very mudch! like a childrend's picture books!

Kathy said...

Wonderful illustration!

Amy Zaleski said...

What a sweet illustration! I love it! I think the journey goes on...forever changing...I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Momma Pajama said...

Lovely! I love your "sky -line"! I think you have a distinctive style already, but we always need to keep stretching!

Lady Guedes said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Natura said...

:) Very cute scene. Love it!

Majeak Ann said...

I love this..so much! so cute!
I hope they share more than that!

*saludos!
-Marjorie

claudine hellmuth said...

sweet! I love it!

Courtney said...

great scene with awesome little details.

Sweet Pea said...

Very sweet and exploring and discovering keeps everything fresh. I think your style will always shine through no matter how you paint :)

buep said...

Beautiful! Keep on exploring and having fun.

annawritedraw said...

I like the "stitched" quality of the short black lines. Very nice.

Geninne said...

This is sooooooooooooooo cute! Great technique :-) Keep goin' at it, It's working beautifully!

michael dailey said...

cute technical stuff dont worry bout it as long as ur having fun doin wht ur doin in creating wht u do

murphy girl said...

your new style is coming along nicely, it's beautiful and effective! the subject matter is great, i always love to see laundry on a line, not to mention the chance to peek into people's windows at dusk!

chippamunkey said...

that's adorable! great job!!

Colorsonmymind said...

I wish I knew the answer to your questions...
I do love this piece
I want to say it is cute-but that word doesn't do it the justice it deserves.

ValGalArt said...

I think it's always evolving! I love this very much!!!

merlyna said...

this is sooooo adorable.. love it much!
funny, i posted a similar depiction of washing line in my other IF submission.

Caitlin said...

Another winner from Lil Kim! As to developing style - yep, I can definitely spot one of your illustrations, and know that I'm going to enjoy it. That's doesn't mean stop exploring!

Loni said...

Your work is so enchanting! I love it! I like how you did the moon and stars.

irisz said...

i like it, but i have to write after all of your illu, because all of them wonderful :)

coloribus said...

I like this illustration, the texture of blue watercolor !
Lovely work !
:o)

melanienyc said...

i love the stitched quality of this!!!

Stacia said...

Cute - as usual! Love the kitty in the window. You have a way with details that is fantabulous :)

carla said...

I think this is really delightful, and i love the look you've achieved with your technique. The colors are very rich and true, and the texture really adds a great depth to the overall scene. I really like the border around the picture. And yes...I think one keeps evolving otherwise art can become rote and stale. It's fun trying new techniques! But I do think each artist has his or her own "look" even when it's expressed in a variety of styles.

Suzan said...

Very nice painting. Looks great.

Loca said...

GREAT!
I put a link to your blog on mine, hope that's ok.
:))

scribblesk said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

denise said...

The illustration is wonderful, such beautiful line work. I think it's natural for every artist's style to evolve and I think your journey is progressing rather beautifully. =)

jmanu said...

superchévere!
that beauty and cute illustration
I'm loving that the rope join the kids

alexorbe said...

love this skyline, is so warm! Good job