Thursday, February 4, 2010

(More) New Paintings

{Revisiting the Merits of the Jalousie Window}

Thank you for all the very generous comments, my swans! S'more, if you care:

Detail: Jalousie / oil on panel / 30 x 30 in. / 2010

Jalousie / oil on panel / 30 x 30 in. / 2010

Detail: Creosote, Wash / oil on panel / 30 x 30 in. / 2010 
  Creosote, Wash / oil on panel / 30 x 30 in. / 2010

17 comments:

  1. I love the exuberance of your swirly clouds (dragon clouds) and the texture and geometry of your "green matter". Such a nice contrast to the simplicity of the structures and the restrained palate. You are bringing out my competitve juices too. Maybe I will heed hubby and post something for you to see.

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  2. Lily I love all of these!! But, if I have to pick a favorite it would be the one with the clouds... :)!! xo

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  3. you just made my heart evolve through three different ages with your simple yet evocative paintings: (1) serene isolation, (2) broiling moodiness, and (3) dusty completion. thank you.

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  4. thanks for the link! i've actually seen milktoof's blog before and love it! i had Wicklow's love story in my head ever since i got my gnomes from a bridal party game about a year ago (i was the maid of honor, so i actually bought them and hoped against hope that i'd win them! power of positive thinking, my friend!). but i never knew who to pair him up with, until i bought the nesting dolls. originally, i was going to just *draw* his story using him as inspiration, but since my drawing skills are pretty much guano, i just used the figurines themselves. if i had half the talent milktoof had, i'd be in seventh heaven!

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  5. er, at the risk of sounding like a sneaky, defensive Unfriendly Monster, i just gotta say... i only saw milktoof's blog this month. so while my idea to do a story was my own, i have to say, milktoof really inspired me to just go ahead and do it. :)

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  6. I love the clouds on Jalousie. Clouds!

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  7. Hmm those clouds have a bit of thangka swirl in them.
    Am especially a fan of this bottom painting- really really nice. Those plants are so cool, my eye keeps wanting to go back and look at them.

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  8. So lovely! My favorite is the last, the violet tones of the shadows are delicious. I must say I will be revisiting these painting this weekend, as here I am hunkering down for a nasty winter storm. Your paintings make me feel warm :-)

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  9. I love that last one. Have you ever noticed how different places require their own vocabularies? It makes me love words like wash, arroyo, etc.

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  10. I love these - especially the first one. I don't know why but perhaps because it is minimalistic.

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  11. ... and me? i l o v e your jalousie all by itself ...perfectly simple and fresh pear green (you'll know what i mean if you slip by 2bbb ... wink) ... oh, to be able to move a brush as you do ... such a gift you have!
    it's been too long sweet desert girl since i've been by ... but i am here and off to venture about to see what wonderful things you been up to!
    i can't tell you how 'over the moon' happy i've been to have you visit recently ... you are such a ray of sunshine ...
    cheers and a BIG hug ~
    prairiegirl xo

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  12. I love. I LOVE. I have no words worthy of expressing my appreciation. Just know that I am in love.

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  13. I admire those sparkly creosote shadows. But then you know I am a creature of the shadows.

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  14. Gee-orgeous, my dear! I love the second one especially. Your work is beautiful. The high desert is one of my favorite places and you capture it so perfectly.

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