Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Painting for the New year.

This is a painting I finished today, after many weeks. The tip top photo is the painting, complete and the other 3 photos are detail close ups. You can also click on the photos to enlarge them. 21" x 16", venetian plaster, acrylics, pastels, graphite and coffee :-), on canvas.

It is titled "The Ever after". This is the best photo I could get of it. I love to hear what you think.



Kate P said...

WOW. Nice way to start the new year, Annie--Happy New Year!!!

marianne said...

Great way to start the year!
You finished one and I started one :)
Happy New year♥

Barbara/myth maker said...

It's a very intriguing painting. Slightly eerie at first; ghost-like. Then I saw the "stitch" and the image changed for me.
Happy New Year! Great start.

Jos said...

Oh Annie

I love to see your work and how it is evolving. I love the way this piece reminds me of just sawn wood but in technicolour! There's the knot see it? There on the right hand side.

I think the amazing thing about artwork is that we all look at it and see something different.

Big huge hug Annie. xx Jos

sukipoet said...

this looks like a painting of wood to me too, like a piece of barn board aged and stained.

I love it.

Judy Shreve said...

Annie - Happy New Year - love this new painting! The colors remind me of a celebration - happy! The texture and stitching really add to it. Great job.

ArtPropelled said...

For me there is definitely a feeling of celebration in this piece but also a sense of calm after the celebrations are quieting down. Lovely work Annie!

Marion said...

Wow, this painting is wonderful.I love watching your painting move along as it has. It's a great way to start the New Year, Annie xx

Annie said...

Kate, I thought painting in the new year would set the tone for the year :-).xoxo

Marianne, I started another one too

Barbara, My idea with this painting was to have very slight contrast and ghost images, glad you caught on to that :-).xoxo

Jos, I can see the wood :-). Love you.xoxo

Suki, thank you. I love how the coffee stained it and I am using it in the next painting too.xoxo

Judy, Thank you, I like the stitching too :-). xoxo

Robyn, Glad you got the calm, I was going for peace and calm. xoxo

Marion, Thank you. I think I will start all new year's this way :-).xoxo

kj said...

annie, the knot on the right seems to pulsate to me. it makes me uncomfortable until i look at all the calm around it.

the colors are so heavenly....

happy new year. paint away!


Suzanne said...

I've come to the place where I'm not interested in finding any meaning and I'm just enjoying it. I love seeing the expansion of your creativity into new and unexplored territory.

This is an absolutely fabulous year for creativity. Wishing you a blast in your journey, dear Annie.

secret agent woman said...

Coffee! That's really interesting.

And I love the William James, quote, too. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year, Annie! Love the new painting - your textures are so compelling. It reminds me so much of encaustic. I am drawn in by the dark shape on the right. NICE!

Lubna said...

I think this is my fav so far. It reminds me of a little hole in a magic tree where lovely little things can be hidden. Its a magical painting. Wishing you the very best in 2012.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful painting!

Happy New Year!

yoborobo said...

Hi Annie! Happy New Year!

This painting reminds me of an all-seeing eye. Maybe this is the eye of nature, watching us. It definitely makes me think - it's very powerful.

xox! Pam

becky said...

Regular or decaf? :)
One of the girls I used to take clay class w/ in OR used coffee in her paintings... very cool effects. Yes, ONE of these days I'll make it up to see all your new work in person! Looks like your new year is off to a great start Annie! I'll try to ring, or ring me on Saturday if you're around- I've got that day off :)
do love the quote below!

~Babs said...

I like how it appears you've 'stiched' together two paintings.

And,,,I think your last photo shows an excellent composition. Lots of quiet, (but interesting still) negative space.It could be a painting all on it's own.

Mitchell Poor said...

Your new work is really wild and cool Annie!

rc truck said...

This canvas pain picture look so different and great.It is so cute and fabulous.