Sunday, June 26, 2011

Illustration Friday: Midsummer Night



Here in New England a midsummer night means cricket songs and fireflies dancing and being lulled to sleep by the magic of it all.

Have a magical week!♥ 

watercolor and tons of colored pencil. Cricket highlighted with a white gel pen.

29 comments:

  1. Ahh the first to leave a comment.... :)
    I love Midsummer. It is a very important event for Scandinavian people. this is my moment, long days hot temperatures.......
    Your painting is all of that it is just perfect!

    ♥M

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  2. why does this look Van Goghish?? gives me a feeling of peace.

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  3. This is a midsummer night beauty! Thanks for your comment on mine :)

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  4. Last evening I was late getting out to water my newly planted Ginko.
    The best part?
    My path was lit by the first fire flies of the season! I could have stayed for an hour watching them slowly light and dim.
    Unfortunately, their light show was followed by a bad performance by the mosquitoes.....

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  5. Fireflies are so magical! Love your work!!

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  6. I like that little grasshopper in there too. The fireflies are winking and blinking here too. Have a great week yourself.

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  7. It's beautiful Lolo. Just beautiful.

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  8. wow, i wish we had fireflys! this is beautifully summery lo! i love the colors you chose.
    xox

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  9. Beautiful colors and feel to this one! :) It gives me peace.

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  10. Very beautiful feeling of a summer's night. Definitely worth enlarging. I love your cricket.

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  12. Lovely. The picture fits the dreamy text very well.
    Pia

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  13. Enchantingly beautiful as only LOLO can do! This DOES have a touch of Van Gogh about it....he would love it....

    I wish I was there now to experience it all.... we are going to have RAIN and cold today and tomorrow.... brrr...

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  14. Delightful painting...can see it quilted.
    Summer to me is my hammock which I set up yesterday! Now, for time to lay in it. ;-)

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  15. I love fireflies...though I wish their appearance didn't also mean mosquitos...Yes, this is very Van Gogh-ish but very you, too.

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  16. as usual when i see your paintings my first thought is "oooohhhh".

    it's wonderful.....

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  17. makes me want to leap through the nearest meadow :^)


    kj

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  18. This expresses a summer night so well. I can feel the slight coolness to the air and I am pretending I see fireflies :)

    Happy Summer!

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  19. You've got all the things I most miss about the States! We were under water here on the 21st.

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  20. Fireflies - yes! And send me down some cool night breezes my friend, it's dang hot here in TX! xo

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  21. I love your use of mixed medias - I'm always afraid to mess it up! But yours never seem to be a mess, they are beautiful. I guess art is experimentation and I'm afraid to experiment. I've got to get over that!

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  22. A magical illustration, beautiful colours and serene feeling. Could look at this all day!

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  23. We just saw out first midwest fireflies last night. What a serenely magical sight indeed. it brought back many memories...Your illo is lovely.

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  24. The best entry for IF I've seen this week.

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