Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Woman and Beasts

Watercolour and ink on Clairefontaine semi-glazed paper, 24x30 cm / 9.5 x 12 in.


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16 comments:

soulbrush said...

now this is what makes you so fantastic. this art just 'blows me away!'

sukipoet said...

Amazing. Very powerful. The form on the right reminds me of a dog. I like this as your header too.

yvette said...

Dear Andrea, I'm so sorry I didn't comment last days. Is your s.daughter getting better now? Your picture is so very sweet I see in the beast such a lovely face so soft it's going to sniffle you and then I feel a little lick. I don't know if and how but nevertheless now I hope this year will bring us as virtual friends lots and lots of inspiration and friendship!
knufknuf (hugs) yvette

klaproos said...

i like the blue lion :-)

graaaaaaaauw ......
and then miaauw:-))

xxx
klaproos

Artist Unplugged said...

Very powerful, the color is wonderful!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Were these from ink spots? How cool. How is Axelle doing?

Martine said...

I love this composition and colors. Its funny how we all see something different. For me the form on the right is a cat.

Kim said...

I love this painting. I feel like a beast from time to time...I only hope I look this good during this time, too!

How great of you to paint the beasts...that has to lessen them in some way. I will have to consider how therapeutic this could be. Might there be a whole series there for you...finding all the "beasts" and what they might look like from the sweetest to the meanest? I would have a lot of meanest ones these days, I think. :)

A powerful painting from a powerful artist!

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea, Kim hat es eigentlich schon auf den Punkt gebracht. Auf mich wirkt Dein Bild auch unwahrscheinlich kraftvoll und das Temperament der Farben läßt einen sofort aufspringen und animiert zum Lostanzen. Ganz toll! Ich liebe Deine Farbkombinationen und die Formen, die Spannung die jedem Bild innewohnt und die Sprache, die sie alle sprechen.
Liebe Grüße von Deinem Oberfan Wurzerl

~Babs said...

I hope these are the beasts of illness that have been hounding Axelle,,,,and that you have removed their power by painting them!


It's beastly beautiful work!

Cestandrea said...

Friends, it's fantastic that we all see different things in the painting. The proceedings were the same as with the inkspot paintings (remember the blotch family?:)
I put the colour on first, let it dry and then let myself be inspired by what I see.
I was so happy when I discovered a week ago in the Emil Nolde exhibition, that he had done exactly the same thing, when he painted his "unpainted images" during the Nazi regime, when his art was "forbidden". I am preparing a post on my visit to this exhibition, so I'll show you soon!

Cestandrea said...

PS: Martine had pointed out to me that my blotch paintings reminded her the (unpainted images), watercolour paintings by Emil Nolde , an exhibition she saw not long ago of exactly these works of Nolde! Here in Paris there are only a few of them, but they are very powerful! Inspirational! Magical!

Lynette said...

I love the line and color in this painting, pure magic!

wim said...

I like very much this kind of drawing. The inspiration comes by doing it.

tammy vitale said...

oh - I see you changed your header since last I was here to this magnificent picture - it is awesome...it holds a million stories!

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