Saturday, July 4, 2009

Surprise!


mixed media with paper, thread and acrylic, 22x28

This is the final version of Surprise! I had the idea to add stitching when someone said to me that the creature looked like a patchwork quilt. I thought it enhanced the humor of the painting. I may have made it just that much more bizarre! I also brightened up the nest area of the painting, hoping that it would become a little more evident.

I will be away for a week at a workshop taught by Gerald Brommer on watercolor and collage. I am really looking forward to it. I will not be taking my computer, so that I might narrow my focus for the time I'm away. I'll see you in a while with photos and news from Boone, NC. Be well everyone!

10 comments:

rumah pohonku... said...

whowww what a surprise too!

Elizabeth said...

Adding the stitching is briliant!! See more fiber arts for yoU!! Have a wonderful time at your workshop- look forward to hearing all aout it!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Galina Nikolova said...

Just wonderful!
Regards

David Larson Evans said...

Fun fanciful cool.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This is so charming..! Have a great week at your class.

SCMorgan said...

Ah, what a wonderful surprise to find your blog. I miss seeing you...
Beautiful work, Elizabeth. The block prints are amazing,too.
susie

Robyn said...

Lord love a duck! That stitching suits his quirkiness. Love it!

Anna said...

Of course I love this latest painting. But we miss you! LT is crazy strange without you and Matthew! See you Monday!

Gwen Bell said...

Love this and your final touches of blue. The thread is such a wonderful textural element and I love all those small swirls on the tail. I know you are going to do great with your show. Love the "Fowl Weather" theme title! Very creative...just like you!

Ilura said...

When I saw your completed "Surprise" work, I was reminded of the African symbol that I often saw in my trip to Ghana --the Sankofa bird. It is also a bird looking backward and signifies the importance of considering our history before making decisions for the present. A modern American Sankofa bird, congratulations. Love, P.