Wednesday, May 5, 2010

my creative space




i making a painting for my dad's 60th birthday present, which is coming up this month.

the view of these hills overlooking the river is what made my parents decide to move to the north coast of new south wales {many years ago!}.

when i see this kind of landscape in the flesh, i think it's beautiful too, but i don't generally feel an urge to paint it! but when i took a photo of the family and saw this view in the background through the window behind them, all blurred and slightly washed out ~ suddenly, it clicked for me. this is what i wanted to paint. the blurred, semi-abstract version.

hoping dad likes it. i have to remember to refrain from adding orange so as not to give him a headache.

for more creative spaces visit kirsty.
happy thursday :)

26 comments:

elk said...

he will love it ...so special

hollie said...

that's such a beautiful gift. he'll love it belinda!

June rhymes with moon said...

So nice! I love this kind-of-abstract but recognizable look. And I agree, a little orange would be fabulous but it's always important to keep the recipient in mind :)

june at noon said...

It's soooo nice, Belinda. I just love the style, and you've achieved it perfectly. Hope he loves it!

Katy said...

The colours are so lovely. He's a very lucky father!

edward and lilly said...

divine, such a special gift. I love your blends of green.

Kate Bruning said...

I love it, I wish I could be your Dad (in a strange way but without changing and only so you would paint me a picture for my birthday). He is one lucky man - and if he doesn't like tell him he can send it over to me. I miss Australia.

vadjutka said...

OOh, this painting is amazing.

No problem: if your dad does not like it just pass it to me :-))) I also have a b-day sometime in the year :-))))

Anyways: happy 60 for your dad!

(When my dad became 60, he decided to tell everyone that he is 48. And he keeps doing this :-))) )

Ooty said...

Your painting is lovely I am positive that your Dad will adore it!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

What a beautiful birthday present and so special too!
Sophie x

Kylie said...

Oh Belinda, I LOVE it! I'm positive your dad will totally adore it :) Kx

ArtMind said...

I love the colocrscheme you put together. I think your dad will love anything what you make - I know mine does! :)

happyment said...

Wonderful gift!

jdavissquared said...

how dreamy. Love the colors and love seeing your space. very inspiring!

found you on etsy forums, hope you'll come visit me too!

http://jdavissquared.blogspot.com/

Aris said...

beautiful! your paint quality is so wonderful and so distinct. Your Dad will love it!

Meg said...

what a beautiful, thoughtful birthday present! i'm sure he will be very grateful!

Kelley said...

This is beautiful. It really does look like a memory or daydream of a landscape; I love the feelings the cool colors evoke. :)

Tracey said...

I like it very much - it has a calming/dream like quality. Hoping your dad loves it!

Kate said...

That is the best gift! I'd love to see his face when you give it to him, I bet he's thrilled.

nathalie et cetera said...

it's beautiful! your dad is very lucky!

Cathy said...

One of my favorites of yours! Just beautiful. Very peaceful.

Gloria Freshley said...

This painting is lovely! Love the abstraction!

Penny said...

I LOVE this painting. You're a talented littly bunny aren't you?

gretchenmist said...

thankyou so much for all this great feedback :)

Jeana Marie said...

It's so lovely, Belinda...

mchen said...

Gorgeous! Funny, when I looked at it, the first thing I thought was "oh, if she just put a little orange..." ha ha! I think we have very similar tastes in pallette... it's beautiful though — both visually as in its thoughtfulness! He will love it for both reasons, undoubtably.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin