Friday, August 08, 2008

IF : Sail Anyway


When we find ourselves in the middle of a storm, sometimes we just have to sail through it and trust we'll come out the other side.
Happy Weekend Everyone!

Acrylic on canvas for Illustration Friday's prompt: sail
(The original is so much moodier and darker than it shows here. For sale in my Etsy shop!)

41 comments:

  1. Perfect!! I love the song and your illustration lightens the heart.

    Happy weekend.

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  2. that's really nice. love the lighting on the grass. - dot

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  3. I'm almost sure that red balloon will weather the storm. Nice analogy... and solution for this topic, at times it is good to sail through moments.

    Also enjoyed you Etsy store very much :)

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  4. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this. You create a wonderful sense of mood. Tonite I am sort of feeling like a determined red ballon sailing through the storm.

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  5. wow very moody, did you ever see the movie, Le Ballon Rouge, this kinda reminds me of it, you should see it if you haven't.

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  6. I love your dark, moody sky and the position of your cheery balloon way off to the side. Brilliant! So much truth to this. Have a nice week!

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  7. You do beautiful skies! Just hope your own are full of sunshine. Do you add anything to your acrylic paint (medium, etc)? Have a great weekend!

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  8. oh wow...I love your take on the theme this week ...beautiful work!

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  9. Thanks for the nice comments everyone! In spite of this gloomy-skied post, my skies are sunny :)
    I thought of this at the last minute becasue you know I like to go for the "unusual." This was a twenty minute painting, if that!

    Connie, I use acrylics out of the bottle and mix my own colors. There aren't any other mediums used on this piece. I love painting skies and just scumble them in, wet on wet! tress are my next favorite thing to paint :)

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  10. this is fantabulous as always.i do so love your work...and i needed those words right now. spot on. lotsa hugs and wfs to you often and now!

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  11. Can't have too many skies or trees! Will send you a photo or two of some work from this last week's illustration class.

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  12. Love the impressionistic style here and just the right touch of red. Hope you're having a good weekend Laurel!

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  13. This is wonderful - and what lovely thoughts you have with this.

    This year has been like that for me and I will try to remember this wisdom.

    I have a blog give-away too.

    ~ Diane Clancy
    www.DianeClancy.com/blog
    http://Dianeclancy.com/blog/2008/07/post-500-a-give-away/

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  14. OH!!! the illo its perfect with Billie singing me! beautiful done!

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  15. a soothing piece with beautiful sky. lovely!

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  16. Thank you for the note you left on my Etsy store. I decided while I had a moment to wander through your links, and voila ended up here on your blog. Love your work, sometimes some of the best of paintings are done quickly and capture the moment.

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  17. Gorgeous work, great sentiment. Coasting and sailing are vastly under rated and under practiced.

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  18. I love the moodiness, the colours in the grass and the contrast of the red. It is hopeful :)

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  19. i really like what you said. these days are quite stormy and sometimes its too tiring to beat againts teh strong winds

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  20. I love that your art has depicted a mood of "sail" and described the notion of how we weather storms, beautiful indepth work.

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  21. I posted a seond "sail" - go take a look and then found yours and had a good chuckle. Linked to yours.

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  22. How wonderful to come here and get to listen to Ms Billie, one of my all time favourites! And it's the perfect choice for your suggestive and beautiful illo.
    Love,
    Carra

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  23. Mondays are like red balloons. They attract all kinds of attention, but then they pop at the end of the day.

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  24. Perfect! And perfectly wonderful!

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  25. Beautiful, calming and great texture!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful, Laurel! I'm printing it out for inspiration to keep near my desk.

    love, Judy

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  27. OMG!
    this is breathtaking... wonderful...

    today all i could write and think of was of storms and hurricanes...
    and
    how soothing to look at this beauty...
    you are a marvelous artist...

    yes we need to knoww we can sail through it...

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  28. That couldn't be more true. I love your stormy sky. (I wonder what would happen if the balloon were a lighter value?)

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  29. Just beautiful! Love looking at it!

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  30. Beautiful and beautiful message!

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  31. What a gorgeous summer storm! I love your works!

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  32. Oh I love this...so nice to see some fresh ideas. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog...love this way of meeting people!

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  33. This is a fabulous picture for the sailing theme. I just love it. I want to reach into the screen and grab the ballon before it gets away.

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  34. this is so true:-) and I love the strength and simplicity of this illustration - really beautiful!

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  35. That one red element in the beautiful grey shows hope, joy, humor and trust.
    lovely piece, Laurel!

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  36. Dangit! I wish I would have seen this when you first posted it. It would have helped. Really cool! Love it!

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