Friday, February 6, 2009

Storm

I'm working incessantly with my watercolor. I'm obsessed with it. When I'm at safetyjob, I think of it, when I'm sleeping I think of it, when I get up I think of it, when I eat I think of it.
Guess I'm in love with watercolor:)
Have a wonderful watercolor euh Friday.

"STORM"

Watercolour painting - size 30 x 32 cm / 11.8 x 12.6 in


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PS. WATCH MISS DOODLE, SHE IS OBSESSED WITH FASHION


35 comments:

Martine said...

Yes Andrea, i can see, feel and understand your obsession.
Have a colorful weekend and take care, the storm could blow away your watercolors.
XXXm

Clevelandgirlie said...

I know that no matter how early I rise, there will be something beautiful here to greet me. A storm this morning? That's ok - I LOVE storms and your painting!! (Those birdies better take cover)

sukipoet said...

Wonderful. I love to hear about a person's obsessions and the fact of being obsessed. I love it. Wonderful storm.

Kim said...

I completely understand that kind of obsession...totally and completely!

This painting is exceptional. I want to just climb in there and soar around in those colors, too. I want to be inside that painting and wiggle around in the paint...absorbing their wonderful energy! Do you understand how much I love this one? It fills my heart to see it! I will be back to look some more!

Thank you, Andrea! Have a Lovely Weekend!

~Babs said...

The birds!
Excellent painting, Andrea,,love the comp.

~Babs said...

ps: did you use any sort of resist for the awesome birds?

Cestandrea said...

Martine, perhaps I dream of storm, it's not stormy enough right now:)
love your comments..

Cestandrea said...

Cathie, thanks for your earlymorning comment:) always so rewarding to post regularly:)

Cestandrea said...

Suki, funny word obsession, isn't it. Something that "has" us, possesses us?
And we not it?

Cestandrea said...

Kim, oh how good your enthousiasme is for my motivation! I think I'm on the right way now but still far far from what I want. But I think I have to go away from figurative, perhaps leave just hints like the birds but really abstract the paintings? I'll keep on practising on bigger size, splashing everywhere oh why bother about the splashing:)

Cestandrea said...

Babs: The other day I worked on a wc painting in a little notebook, with latex-reserve but I don't like it very much..
here in this Painting I just left blanks on the paper and painted around them, and at the end adjusted the shapes a little. With this kind of wet in wet you don't have much time to intervene , within 45 minutes or so everything has to be "at it's place" ...
I'm still learning, you know...swimming in a sort of way.
Thanks so much for asking, I love talking about this..

Kim said...

Sweet Andrea, you are also good for MY motivation! I mean each and every word!

marianne said...

beautiful Storm!

Mónica said...

Thank you for sharing your passion ! beautiful results !,
Monica

aimee said...

safetyjob - i love that name!! :) glad you find time to squeeze in your watercolor time!

Artist Unplugged said...

It comes through in your work, the birds are beautiful amongst all the color, skies can be very beautiful during the storms.

david mcmahon said...

That's beautiful Andrea. I do watercolours as well - but since I started writing novels, my painting has taken a back seat.

I really enjoyed your dragons, too.

klaproos said...

well andrea i can imagine your obsession,
the colors are absolutely fabulous:-)) ( have you ever seen the girls in action) :-))

greetzzz

klaproos

katie jane said...

Andrea, this is gorgeous! The background is so perfect with the birds. That book you referred to on my post, I think you would like a lot. Get to a bookstore (or maybe the library)and see if you can browse it. The painting style is much like yours, in that she shows us how to start with a background wash, (sometimes with splatters and spraying water, sometimes with salt) and then create a picture from it. Very impromptu. I like this free-style of painting a lot. It makes me believe I could actually do a painting without being really good a drawing. I think I'm too intense with my painting. I want everything to be perfect, and this book shows me how to loosen up and flow.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

A beautiful obsession Andrea. its lovely.

Lynn said...

All your watercolors are wonderful from frogs and toad stools to dragons and now storm! Love the white birds flying through the colorful sky. So pretty.

Dianne said...

Hi Andrea,
Oooooo.... I love this painting, you are a master at watercolour! Isn't it wonderful that you can become obsessed with your painting, I can so identify with that! The movement of the birds in the sky is magical.

~Babs said...

I had to come look again.
Ah,,,the process. The JOY is in the process,,,and when you're this good at it,,,,,well,I can't imagine. I didn't give wc much of my time,,,I love it, but found it frustrating. Not much opportunity for correction,like you said,,,you have to be pretty fast.
Kate used a good word here: Flow.
I see you, swimming, going with the flow.

Wurzerl said...

So schnell kann ich gar nicht gucken, wie Du malst! Eigenartig, die Natur ist in Wartestellung, viele Menschen (ich z.B.) sind krank, oder erschöpft und warten auf längere Tage und die positiven Impulse der Frühlingssonne und auf Deinem Blog, da geht eine Power ab mit Temperamentsausbrüchen und Farborgien, toll! Wo nimmst Du momentan diese Kraft und Besessenheit her? Phantastisch!!!

Deine Vielseitigkeit tritt immer deutlicher zutage, das ist Kunst!!!

Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag. Liebe Grüße Wurzerl

flashmarion.com said...

C'est très beaux,ces albatros dans la tempête!
Tu donnes envie de s'y remettre!

patti said...

Andrea I share your obsession. I go to sleep thinking about it and wake up thinking about it! I have always used watercolour pencils, but these were frustrating me as the pigment is not strong enough and were not good for larger areas.

I just bought some watercolours (tubes) and I'm loving it so much! I don't paint in your beautiful style, but because I'm practicing I may try to create something as beautiful as your work.

I linked to a watercolour book written by David Dewy on my blog that I'm hoping will give me the know-how I need.

Beautiful obsession! :)

Lorna said...

I love watercolors and I love your work in watercolor. Beautiful.


~Lorna

Merisi said...

If I were a painter, I would have painted last night's storm! Glad you did it for me, so well, I dare not click on the picture for fear another storm would break loose! ;-)

Congratulations on winning a spot on David's POD list, which brought me here. :-)

Moannie said...

I wish I had your ability to break loose, let the paint flow where it will. Beautifully worked, one could be swimming in your sorm, almost be under the waves and looking up through the surface of the water at the birds circling freely above it.

Here from David's POTD, richly deserved honour.

tammy vitale said...

I'm doing the same thing with making glass beads....isn't obsession wonderful?!

Poutalicious said...

I got here from David's POTD. Watercolors, birds, obsession, and then heaven.

Mim said...

I think this is beautiful and powerful. Love your new website - the ancestor series is wonderful!

Laura said...

Hi Andrea,

Congratulations on your new website!

marianne said...

Happy Valentine´s Day Andrea!

Miriam's Art Journal BLOG said...

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