anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Match

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Match

This that would greet -- an hour ago --
Is quaintest Distance -- now --
Had it a Guest from Paradise --
Nor glow, would it, nor bow --

Had it a notice from the Noon
Nor beam would it nor warm --
Match me the Silver Reticence --
Match me the Solid Calm --

-Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

(acrylic on 18" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas)


Blogger Jess said...

This place looks very peaceful.

Wonderful job.

3:10 PM  
Blogger IdiotHead said...

I like this. Very calm - peaceful. It fits the quotation.

3:37 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

beautifully done painting to match ur emily

4:00 PM  
Blogger baggelboy said...

Good choice of Text and painting.
They realy suit each other.

4:32 PM  
Blogger JO said...

Very nice piece, really lovely.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...


7:09 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Wow wow wow and double triple wow.

I am sooooo in love with this painting I can't even tell you.
I wish I could look at it every day.

I am crazy about landscapes with clouds and trees and somehow you have made it extraordinary.

Terrific job!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Carla, I love this painting. It's so rich in colour and texture. You have demostrated another side of your artistic talent.

By the way, is that some purple flower in the foreground? Can't tell in this size.

Excellent composition. Also, lovely change on your header:)

8:04 PM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

Beautiful work!

8:06 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

A quiet place. I love a painting with an old country road vanishing into the horizon. Just a bit of the farmhouse to see-sweet. Great tree and shadowing as well.

The poem is so right for this piece, beautiful!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

The field looks and feels like it is swaying in the breeze as if autumn is around the corner.
the colors are luscious and painting a path is a sign of welcome. Very inviting. I am so pleased to see this Carla!
Will you be painting more like this?

8:58 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful and charming painting!! Would love to see more of your painting!! Great work!

9:50 PM  
Blogger ratlion said...

'Solid calm' is right! Lovely...

10:40 PM  
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

so different from what I have gotten used to seeing… a beautiful change of pace… and what a lovely pace miss emily has set with he words…

12:17 AM  
Blogger the enigma said...

wow, beautiful landscape..

12:58 AM  
Blogger 2danimator said...

simply awesome. nice image for the theme.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Lovely, peaceful pastoral scene.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Momma Pajama said...

This is gorgeous, Carla!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Carla, this should be hanging in a museum! Your landscapes are so inviting, and this one is no exception. I wonder ~ were you plein air painting or is this from memory or a photograph? It's just gorgeous and I would love to see more like this!!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

wonderful Carla. :-) Love the poem too. And isn't it about time for the tattoo lady to show up again??

9:31 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...

So soft!
I'm gonna nap in your field, right under that tree.

The Tart
; *

3:50 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful painting and matching poem!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous lilygirl said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors and wish I could somehow be there!

8:18 PM  
Blogger constanthing said...

This is beautiful, such rich colours. I was just lamenting how I can't seem to do landscapes ... this is an inspiration.

9:38 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Gorgeous rich and luminous! Wow Carla! The red in the bark is just so beautiful. I love this and your Dickinson lately with your illustrations - that is a perfect match.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Bill Nagel said...

This is a great landscape. I love the depth and color. It draws you in.

12:40 AM  
Blogger KaRLa said...

wowww Carla this is awasome, beautiful work lovely!!!

1:26 AM  
Blogger Desa said...

I love your style,.specially the ones that have alot of detail and decour! Beautiful!!

look forward to seeing more

3:35 AM  
Blogger modroom said...

Mmmm reminds me of childhood adventures in the timeless countryside!

6:22 AM  
Anonymous carra said...

This is so beautiful - I wanna go for a walk in this picture! :) I love Emily Dickinson's poetry!

7:44 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

this is gorgeous, really evokes a nostalgia for a bygone era.

7:48 AM  
Blogger sabrina said...

it is so peaceful!!!!!!!!!

10:16 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i adore this!!! Emily Dickinson is one of my faves and the poem matches your art perfectly!!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger melanienyc said...

love this scene!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

This is a beautiful and calming painting. I can see a hint of breeze with the strokes of your hand. Just lovely!

6:19 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Solid calm indeed! Lovely.

10:21 PM  
Blogger kathy welsh said...

Beautiful painting! Love the softness and colors.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...


12:10 AM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

I love this, such sernity!

9:13 AM  
Blogger untamechildofnature said...

I'm looking forward to walk on this specific route just to get to feel some peacefulness for my tired soul.

1:39 PM  
Blogger albina said...

Wow, what a different approach to "match" -- very tranquil with that hint of stormy sky. Great interpretation!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Lovely match of poetry and painting.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Hey, Carla! What a solid calm this scene is. I'll be going up to the mountains this weekend and I think I'll get into nature that gives a similar feel as this--the profound lack of civilization. But the whole place will be trees. Your work with acrylic is very impressive. Paint and brushes still confuse my creative sense.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

I really like the depth that your created and the beautiful brush strokes in the trees, Carla.

2:51 AM  
Blogger haze mcelhenny said...

simply and beautifully masterful work

8:22 AM  
Blogger susan said...

words and wisdom and lovely lovely colors Carla. this is one of my favorites of yours!

12:07 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Beautiful clouds and irises. And that path would be a great one to jog upon and see what lies within that grove of trees on the far rise. Way nice.

10:54 PM  

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