posted by carla at 1:22 PM
First! That quote from Robbie Burns could've been written yesterday, couldn't it? The warm tones of the city against the cool tones of nature are a striking visualization of this idea.
Very apt. But far too beautifully done! ;-)
Yes, very sorrily apt!Can't believe Robbie Burns had such forethought!
Wonderful interpretation! Nicely done. There's something in the running of the color that reminds me of rain or tears, apropos for the concept.
You can't imagine how completely I agree.Love your interpretation and how you illustrated it.
How true this is!I agree with Andrea on the contrast between the city buildings and the cool countryside. Great interpretation of the subject and poem.
what wonderful work… the colors work so well and I am intrigued by the background images… are they buildingss or trees? whatever they are… they sure look to be closing in and quite menacing…
Striking piece of work! I love the lush green becoming-what looks to be absorbed by the city, the buildings are stark and unwelcoming. and with the endless gray and dismal of them fading into the once blue horizon, Very moving!
anther piece that fits the quote well. love ur use of the green and how the city is a blemish to it
I don't know, I always wondered if skyscrapers and nuclear power plants are really any more unnatural than bee hives or beaver dams. After all, nature created us, how can our works not be natural?
Still what a beautiful collage and painting. That gorgeous green. It does almost look like nature will win from this vantage point.
carla… thank you for the kind words… i hope the words brought back all those fond memories… for me, i know i have way many more fond memories… and i still have my mother who is a joy to me and my family… thanks for the visit…
That is such a powerfully true quote. I don't think I've seen many landscapes from you and this one is fantastic! Great contrast of man made shapes and colors vs. nature's backdrop. Wonderful textures on the leaves!
The sad thing is that nature will have the last laugh when there are no more resources for us to rob.Nice take on this week's theme.
Sad and sorry indeed. Well done illo as usual!
oh carla! this is lovely! Beautiful greens! Yes, very sad and heartbreaking!
Much as I don't like mice, I can see their perspective....how on earth do you have time for IlloFriday AND whatever-it-is Thursday along with teaching? You must not sleep. Just curious, have you read the Mary Doria Russell books?And a great job as always yet I miss your detail work!
This is wonderful...and, reminds me of the area I live in. We used to be able to see the longhorns across the road, horses, and lots of greenery and trees...now all we see are houses and rooftops. Fantastic illustration! As usual...you blew me away!
I love this piece. It's got a haunting quality to it.The muted colors work well with the topic.
Wonderful landscape, how I would like to breathe in that green one!
beautiful concept. most original yet i think. :D
So true-so true! Great piece. Cheers!
wonderful piece with a great message!
Very important message in this piece. The darkness really reflects the theme. Great concept! Brandi
well done, and with a great message.
Beautiful message indeed, and how I love those endless washes of rich, lush, green. This is very beautiful Carla.
Wow...you definitely elevated this theme to a whole new level! A picture like this deserves to be hung on a wall...
Its sad that an apology can't heal that kind of crime.
WOW! this is so different from your usual artwork and of course it speaks to everything I love and struggle with. The beauty and nature of Topanga with the current growth and traffic. This is not only beautiful but speaks volumes and is so well done. I love this!!!
Superb message for a meaningful painting. Indeed very different from your usual piece. I love it.
I havent seen your "buildings" yet and this is phenomonal! I love the earthy browns and grays of the city against the cool nature colors. Great job and wonderful quote!a.
oh, the colors. how can i do that?really... how did you did it?, i love your artwork, i always has considered me as a bad colorist, but you...you are an inspiration
Wow! I love it girl! been out of pocket with back problems1 Have a grand weekend!
ahhhh...yes...the reason I moved from the big city to the country!Great illustration!Keep Creating!
Thas a great idea, the colors of urbanism are great, turning the green like gray, yes we are sorry about what human do to the earth, great illo
It is so sad to me that more and more of our living environment is man made - concrete, metal, plastic...yikes.Some eople have to pay a fee...just to walk in a park - to feel dirt or grass under their feet. For those people who don't care about the other animals...maybe they should stop and think about what's happening to human beings.
Beautiful and telling commentary!
Thoughtful illustration, Carla. I love that dark, silhouetted tree. It makes me think of a trailer I saw recently of Al Gore's global warming documentary....I love your colored Angels & Devils! Gorgeous work.
this is very nice; peaceful. very thought provoking.
You have so captured the the mood! PS. your angels and devils is magical!
Your lonesome tree seems to be reproachfully staring at the urban sprawl! i like the layers in the distance. Good to read that poem again - i love the language in it. Forgotten that "Of Mice and Men" comes from it too..
Me too Carla. Great image and bang-on sentiment.
Nice...very poignent! (We are of like mind!)
I like how the illo looks serene on the surface, but it's not actually the case beneath. Very beautiful...
Really like the greens and the textures of the foreground foliage.Of all the sorrows in this world, man's disregard for the harmony of the planet has to be one of the most tragic.
Lovely, lovely work, Carla, and a sound expression of a lot of things I feel strongly (of course, I appreciate the Burns reference as well).
Really nice merging of imagery and words. Nice job, Carla.
That is truly impressive.
Wonderful moodiness! I missed this one last week. :-)
This is fantastic! I like how you made the city stand out.
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