Thursday, December 4, 2008

Metroheads - Composition

Métro Parisien, 3 décembre 2008

Observing, pondering, diving into memories...oblivious to me watching them.

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A page for you from my notebook with thoughts on metroheads and metroing...

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22 comments:

Genie said...

Lovely artwork Andrea,
thanks for lovely comments on my new pieces and photos, feel free to use photos from photoblog for inspiration.
have a lovely weekend

Cestandrea said...

Jean, you are very generous, I love these pictures and think they really are great for some textile surface!

Clevelandgirlie said...

LOVE this Metrohead - with the journaling behind it. Adds a very interesting element to an already interesting subject.

Cestandrea said...

Cathie thanks, and yes I thought it would be nice to do something like that in big but it was only the beginning of an idea hovering in my head, thanks so much for your comment as it helped me find a great subject for new painting!

love
Andrea

Kim said...

Andrea, I love the composition of the three Metroheads. The contrast is wonderful and the composition is perfect. You make them appear to be a group of friends, in a way.

Now I have to say I adore the image of the journal page. I love not only the way you have placed the words over the image, but I also love the observations about urban commuting. No, I have not taken the time to translate, but picked out a few thoughts. :) This is truly fantastic! You have made me think of something, too. Mmmm...

You keep going Andrea! I think you are on to something here.

Thanks Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Kim thanks for your enthousiasm, always, which is so inspiring! You know, this is done in my notebook and believe it or not, I have not yet found any paper in big format, with does what I want like this paper does, the Moleskin watercolour notebook. I will have to do some experiencing too to find out how I can "translate" this into Acrylics, for example. I have only just begun to use thinned down Acrylic paint to experiment with it, to combine watercolour-effects and denser acrylic effects. Lots of work ahead:)

Martine said...

Es wäre schön jeden Tag fünf Minuten mit der Metro in Paris zu fahren und dir beim Zeichnen zuzuschauen.

Cestandrea said...

Martine, wie schön wäre es, jeden Tag Dir 5 Minuten beim Filzen zuzuschauen:)

Kim said...

Andrea, I love those Moleskine watercolor books! They are so expensive here, however I purchased quite a few when I was living there. I am wondering if there is any way you can find out the source of the watercolor paper and go from there in locating a larger format? I have to say, though the complete style of the book is equally as appealing.

I will be eager to talk with you about the thinned acrylics as you move through that process. I am guessing you have to do the acrylics first, then add the watercolor in?

Okay, I will leave you alone now.

Thanks Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, I once wrote to moleskine about that (they have website with an email address) but never got an answer. Also, I fear that this paper gets wavey a lot, when watered down on big surfaces!
:)
take care

Wim said...

I'm always eager to open your blog and to look at your drawings, they are so spontaneous.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Like I said yesterday, you just keep getting better and better. I really like these heads alot. fun to see your journal even tho I have no clue what it says. :))
Happy creating.

Gufobardo said...

uhm..I think a GREAT gift is to receive a letter from you, with drawings and notes....like a paint! brava!

Cestandrea said...

Wim good evening, thanks for your lovely comment, I hope that I can put something spontaneous, always, onto this blog!

Cestandrea said...

Cris, thanks for yor comment, and the notes: next time I'll give you the translation:)

Cestandrea said...

Gufobardo, I love the Italian language,:) brava, how nice that sounds, and who knows, one day I'll send a letter to you?:)

katie jane said...

I especially like the journal page. I can't believe people haven't caught on to you doing these sketches on the transit every day.

~Babs said...

I SO love the page from your notebook,,,so soft, slightly vague,,,beautiful!

Artist Unplugged said...

I love your style, nosey me would love to know the stories behind these subjects. The page with writing over the sketch is beautiful!

Cestandrea said...

Katie Jane, thanks for commenting, and you are right, neither do I , I mean it's always as if they didn't see me at all. Perhaps they just hide it? I don't know...:)

Cestandrea said...

Babs, thanks for your uplifting comment!

Cestandrea said...

Artist unplugged, hello and welcome:)
Me too:), and sometimes I just invent a story for each face...