Friday, September 9, 2011

Peacock


It's Friday and we're having a party over at PPF. :) Come and join us!

Today's painting is very much inspired by Flora Bowley. You have heard me talking about her before. It's not as layered but I felt the need to blend colors. :) And I must say I found a new appreciation for the gold paint

I wish I've taken in process photos cause this one has gone through several stages. I don't know about you but I really have to think to take photos. While I paint I get into it and don't even dare to stop and take a photo for I could lose the momentum. Do you ever feel like that?

This painting is huge, too. :) Ok, so not as huge as you'd think but huge for me. :)

And this is the last day pimping. You can win a set of my greeting cards if you enter over at Jaws n Lbows . And you can sign up for this awesome course called Hero's Art Yourney e-course. It starts on Monday.:)

Also. I'm playing Unicorns vs. Zombies on 18. September. Are you?


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49 comments:

  1. You know, I rarely if ever take in process shots.....I just don't think about it...then I usually think to myself, when I remember, "Oh, it's too far in now...too late".
    So, yes, I always lose myself in creating....not so good at the documenting...haha!

    So you're doing Team Unicorn, huh?!
    Hmmm....I'll see if I can get a few things off my list so I can play along!

    Hugs,
    Cam

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  2. Oh, and I'm sorry! Your peacock painting is wonderful! I totally forgot to say it....though I was thinking it!

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  3. A beautiful painting, I love the colors and that blended part in the middle is great. I can see the Flora Bowley inspiration, I love her art too ;-)

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  4. Your peacock certainly has style. The colours are gorgeous. I don't know Flora Bowley .. am going to look her up. xxDonna

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  5. Prekrasno!
    Ti bi trebala ilustrirati dječje slikovnice i priče, divno crtaš.

    Ugodan vikend ti želim:)

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  6. Prečudovito. Barve - krasna kombinacija.

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  7. Loving this style of artwork. Do not know Flora Bowley so will have to look her up. Fabulous painting Natasha. Enjoy the weekend and happy PPF. Annette x

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  8. I like colors, so, peacock is very interesting for me...and beautiful...
    Layers are fine technique, but (maybe) get bored if they are constantly pushing in all pictures...I don't like thinking about proces shots, I have neither the will to write about painting on the blog ... I do not know why...(Thank God not everyone is like me because of some artists really can learns a lot).

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  9. Another wonderful painting! Wow! ~ I get to 'into painting' to take process shots ~Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  10. Enjoying the color palette and the line work. Well Done!

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  11. I get too involved in my painting to stop & take pictures. Yours turned out beautifully :)

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  12. I like the colours, the painting has a very zen look.

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  13. I like this a lot, it's different from your usual work, but very intriguing. It has such a wonderful graphic balance.

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  14. I love the colors and the shapes, this painting has such flow to it. It's amazing how much the peacock draws my eye in, even though it's small! I find I just take a pic after a session. Since I don't paint every day, that makes it easier. I just snap a photo when it's sitting there. It's almost like I can't get back to it until that photo has been taken. :) Weird. Happy PPF!

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  15. I love the gold and turquoise combos, here!

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  16. lovely piece....the details are perfect!!! wonderful work Natasha!!!

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  17. Love this...so colorful and fab! I try and remember to take the process, but sometimes it's hard when you get so involved in the piece! POP ART MINIS

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  18. This is a wonderfully intriguing piece Natasha! I forget to take process photos as well. Love the colors you used, and all the texture. Happy PPF! :-)

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  19. i'm really bad about taking "in progress" photos. I hate stopping because i might not be able to get back in. You know? Plus, i just don't think of it while i'm in the thick of the thing.

    I am very much loving flora bowley now that you've mentioned her.

    Actually it was her stuff that made me think of using masking fluid.

    I put it on my acrylic paintings after i've put on a layer. Like i'll just put it on ovals and shapes. Then i'll do the rest of the painting and ignore the masking fluid. Like i'll paint over it.

    Then i'll peel it off when i'm all done and viola. Random holes.

    But mine did Not turn out like flora bowley's stuff.

    but it is where i got the idea to try out the masking stuff...

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  20. I love those beautiful colors and soft shapes filled with delicious magic I wake up emotions.

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  21. I've been writing on Heather Foust's blog about how good she is at taking progress shots! This is a great 'Flora' piece. Well done for being brave and going big too!

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  22. Awesome colors in this one, love the gradiations from one color to another throughout the piece~
    Have a great weekend!

    // - T.W -

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  23. this is gorgeous. so different from your usual work but the colours are reminiscent somehow! i love the way the peacocks tail is just made up of circles.

    thanks for your comment on my blog today - i have armed myself with every list of good vegan friendly things i need so hopefully once i get more familiar my shopping trips won't take forever! i know what you mean about how frustrating it is and i do miss halloumi cheese especially but i think now i've learned these things i can't unlearn them and have such a guilt complex i don't think i could eat dairy again.

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  25. Sorry, Natasha, I should have used my Wordpress identity so you could find my PPF entry. Faye

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  26. This is an gorgeous painting Natasha May! I love it - I especially love how it flows. His tail is great!

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  27. Here is what I wrote in the deleted message:

    Natasha, your painting is gorgeous. I love the array of colors you've used. When I was in college we did a bunch of this type drawing/painting. I'm with you on the photos. I never even think of taking pix till I am finished. Faye

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  28. Your painting is amazing! I love the colors and your style.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  29. and!
    yes i did sign up for Hero's art journey.
    It looks Different from all of the other Same Old E classes.

    This one seems to be different.

    i think i'll dig it.

    i might pimp it to be sweet.

    xx, a

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  30. That painting is absolutely gorgeous! You did Flora Bowley proud. I love your color choices and your dreamy composition.

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  31. Just beautiful and I love the colors and Yes it is hard to stop when it's flowing and coming together so well you want to keep on going!

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  32. Love the color palette. Beautiful painting. You've done a great job! Have a great weekend.

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  33. This is beautiful!!! I love the colors!
    I too have that problem with doing progression photos. It does not happen often. This is the first week that I do have one on my blog. But I will tell you it is hard to do because you are like "Shoot(Thats not the word I use but anyway) I should have taken a picture of that step" And then the whole thing is done! Oh well!
    Happy PPF!!

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  34. great work and it made me curious what you ever do those shiny little dots and circles.. is that gold paint like you mentioned? Acrylic perhaps? I also rarely take WIP photos as it destroys my momentum but I do state it step by step after. Hope to hear from you. You can email me at elisa.c.choi@gmail.com. Thanks for the inspiration! ~Elisa from harmonythoughts

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  35. I love Flora's artwork too and yours is gorgeous!

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  36. There is a lot of flow and movement downward in this lovely work. Happy PPF!

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  37. Beautiful, I love the colors and energy of this piece.

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  38. Oh Natashia this is very beautiful and symbolic for me! I love peacocks and your flowing colors and shapes make this one really special! Great work! Deb

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  39. Lively peice, love the colors. I always have my camera handy in the studio, tho out of the way of stray paint & water! When ever I sit back and stretch I take a shot or whenever I feel like I've completed a stage in the process. I didn't used to do it much, but now with my art blog i really try to keep up with it; people seem to enjoy watching the painting develop. I also sometimes post on wetcanvas.com for critique and advice. happy PPF

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  40. Wow this is amazing! I bet you had much fun doing this. The colors are so vibrant!
    I understand what you mean about not taking photos...I forget when I am working, and before you know it, it's all done.
    xoox

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  41. Natasha-I love love love your peacock! I am Indian so I have a weakness for them:) And the gold looks so good...not too bling bling but very classy and understated yet still very rich. About your previosu post...I use a matte varnsih over my pages if I really don't want them to stick. It's a bit more work but well worth it to make everything archival and seal the whole page. The difference between a journal and sketchbook? I think that's up to you to decide! I just have one book where everthing goes into...my sketches, painted pages, writing...sometimes even to do lits!!!
    thank you so much for spreading the word about the gendercide against girls in India. It is just horrible horrible. I can't even wrap my head and heart around the number -200 million!!! xxx

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  42. Gorgeous - and sensual, too. I love the color palette you used for this piece! :)

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  43. This is beautiful... I love seeing in-progress shots, but it's not worth interrupting the flow sometimes :)

    I can definitely see some Flora Bowley inspiration, but you've also done a wonderful job of making it your own!

    Hooray for layers!!!

    xo
    Kristin

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  44. Your Peacock is gorgeous. You make wonderful paintings Natashamay. Ilove the fantastic colours and the styling. Super.
    Lovvely greet Marja

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  45. The design is so interesting...colors are beautiful! My eyes roam and roam around the painting finding new things every time, it's wonderful!
    ~Scarlett

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  46. Love the colours and movement of this piece.Well done!

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