Friday, September 07, 2007

IF : Momentum in Nature


The soft free-fall of a feather swoops from side to side, being carried by it's own momentum, soon to be swirled into the ripples of a pond gathering it's momentum from the tossing of a pebble.

Two quiet forces of nature equaling a feeling of peace.


acrylic on canvas 10" x 10"

44 comments:

  1. great illo! I love the feathers and this one is so real that I want to touch it :)

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  2. This is so peaceful. This is so beautiful Laurel! Hi Emma.

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  3. Very beaurtiful! Love the reflections on the surface of the water!

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  4. Very nice Laurel, the gentler side of momentum :)
    I also love your alphabet illustration.

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  5. Very nice! Looks like we had similar ideas but very different approaches.

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  6. good concept and well done - i liked a lot.

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  7. I really love this - the contrast and colors are wonderful!

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  8. WOW! This is really quit wonderful! You did a great job!

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  9. So lovely and peaceful. You can just imagine the ducks have just taken off, and the feather was left behind like a calling card!

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  10. This is wonderful. I can really feel it moving.

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  11. Laurel - this is so very beautiful. You have really captured the lightness of the feather and the perfect ripples on the water. This is such a lovely meditation piece... it is so calming to look at.

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  12. the water shows perfect movement. beautiful!

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  13. Oooh-- very pretty! Nice contrast in textures!

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  14. lovely, especially the feather, which I have a fear of drawing for some reason, I should just try and try again! Beautiful work! Thanks also for visiting my blog.

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  15. Laurel,
    Your words are like poetry,
    Your art so unique and splendid!

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  16. Beautiful take on the theme... and two very peaceful examples of small forces in nature.

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  17. Such an amazing aspect of gravity. I love the contrast of these 2 elements. Wonderful concept and very powerful image, Laurel!

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  18. I look your canvas and I feel peace. You're great! And thanks for your words on my blog. I think Tommi tanks you too. :)

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  19. You always move me, especially with your momentum piece ;] This has a gentle and yet wise feel to it. I love how you captured the quality of water rippling. Btw, I thought of you this weekend while camping along the beach on the Olympic Peninsula. The weather was picture perfect and the coastline where we stayed was magical. I thought of you because of the many "beach" scenes you've shared with us. Oh, thank you so much for your tips on publishing. I will indeed get your assistance as I move further in my project.

    Peace.

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  20. Very beautiful...and so unique idea. I love this.

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  21. Wow! This one is awesome. Your work is so great! Thanks for your comment on my post this week. Your the only one who sent any thoughts my way for that post. Lolo is Solo! I think I messed by posting the lightning clips. It probably really slowed down the page load time. Again, thanks. Your illo this week....bravo.

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  22. Hi! Finally got our internet hooked up about an hour ago. I missed seeing all of the wonderful art the past week or two! We are getting settled in slowly, and on the down side of things, Ted hurt his back really bad. He has barely been able to move for a couple of days now. Trying to stay positive here... so much to do. If I don't post this week, I promise to next week. It was nice to see such a peaceful painting, love the reflection and the softness.

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  23. I think of an object becoming faster, and gaining power as the momentum finds it's target, and then I see your painting. You've made me see momentum in a completly different way. So beautiful and hypnotic this piece Laurel, and original!

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  24. Peaceful and mistical image!!
    Bellissimo!
    Cata

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  25. soothing. like your colours palette, nice work on the feather. thanks for stopping by my blog..

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  26. really a perfect piece for this prompt Laurel! Beautiful!!!

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  27. Beautiful - the meet between the slowly falling feather and the growing water rings - it's poetic too

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  28. Terrific concept and rendering! Bravo!

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  29. Beautiful!!! you're so great at creating peace through your art- hope the ripples reach everyone.

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  30. Really great piece! You're right, the ripples are perfect for this topic.

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  31. I like the peaceful moment you've illustrated. And the feather looks so soft.

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  32. Beautiful illo, Laurel! Very meditative!

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  33. brilliant, the water ripples are mesmerising, beautifully painted.

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  34. great picture... maybe i would like it more with higher contrast, from pure white to pure black. Maybe...

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