Thursday, August 18, 2011

our creative space





these are the latest finished paintings. i'm working on making prints of them. the bottom one is proving hard to get right ~ the colour layers are blending together in the thick looking aqua areas and not showing the lighter layers on top. i'll stop tweaking when it works as a stand alone piece {sometimes it's better to accept that not everything is reproduce-able}.

on a positive note, the collage elements look very real in the print! am glad i followed through with them. i had planned a lot more of them but it worked out to be a minimal thing.

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19 comments:

I.S. said...

I like your blog , generous, inspiring, beautiful ,

Felicity said...

Loving them both but the first one in particular makes me want to take a deep breath and dive in.

Happy day!

x Felicity

Francesca said...

so beautiful. i love your style. you're so good at layering and creating depth. x

Meeling said...

Really pretty!!!

Anne said...

Really beautiful! I always love your artwork!

lamina @ do a bit said...

They looks really gorgeous!! The little abstract flowers are so pretty work really well on them! So glad the work well in print too YAY!! :)

june at noon said...

I do so like the collage elements, Belinda! I'm finding scanning of "real" artwork quite tricky at times. Wise words about one-of-a-kinds. :)

small catalogue said...

Oh! The COLOUR! Sublime.

Sandrine said...

You are so talented Belinda, those colours are amazing!I am in an aqua mood at the moment so it just fits perfectly :)xx

Alisa said...

They look sooo beautiful Belinda!
I can imagine how frustrating that would be struggling to get all those lovely subtleties into your finished prints. Would outsourcing help at all?
The collaged elements look wonderful, love those little pops. xx

Kristen Donegan said...

I think your right...some paintings just don't want to be copied and maybe that's how it should be ;)
Beautiful pieces none the less I love the collage too!

June rhymes with moon said...

the collaged bits turned out fabulous! love both of these.

Sandy said...

I absolutely love the colors in these paintings Gretchen! The cooler tones are the ones I find most soothing.Congrats on the collage elements!

Luna said...

These are beautiful. The top one particularly so and I just love those little collage elements. There's no end what you could do there. Interesting about the translation to print, I never gave thought to that, sounds like a whole other learning process...

Angie said...

I love th colouring of the first one - makes me think of some underwater fantasy land (you're tiny collaged on items look like jellyfish to me :)

Tracey said...

Just lovely ... I think the second is my favourite ... so delicate and dreamy.
:)

Tania said...

'Minimal thing' cos you always know just when to stop! (still working on that talent, myself)...

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

The new paintings are beautiful!

helicopter6 said...

Looking super sensational. I do love your colour palette.

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