anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Invention

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Invention


To the Reader: Twilight

Whenever I look
out at the snowy
mountains at this hour
and speak directly
into the ear of the sky,
it's you I'm thinking of.
You're like the spirits
the children invent
to inhabit the stuffed horse
and the doll.
I don't know who hears me.
I don't know who speaks
when the horse speaks.

Chase Twichell (1950 - )

(acrylic & photoshop)

38 Comments:

Blogger michael dailey said...

this wonderful lov the colors and the feel of winter

8:42 PM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

This looks like it could be a giant batik piece, with the inky colors flowing over the wax. Very nice

9:00 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

That's a really nifty effect-- almost reminds me of monoprint!! Very cool!

9:28 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Your landscape work achieves a very tranquil effect Carla. The colors here glisten. I love how you incorporated the poem into your entry too.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illustration is so perfect for this time of year. I'm not the biggest fan of poetry, but I have to tell you I love what you choose each time. This one knocked me out! Maybe because it's the style I love...not rhyming. Anyway, your posts are always enjoyed!!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

What a beautiful concept! Your landscapes are always so lovely, and this one goes especially well with the poem.

1:36 AM  
Blogger isay said...

i like the texture effects here and the colors- it has a snowy and peaceful feeling.

3:14 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Really nice, Carla. Love the verse. :-)

9:16 AM  
Blogger modroom said...

It's speaking to me! Very effective illustration, like the texturing and colour to evoke the winter mountain feel.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice piece, really like the colors in this. great job, really nice blog.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Very cool, natch!

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

6:46 PM  
Blogger PaintMonster said...

nice take Carla!!!

7:51 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Carla... this reminds me of a frosty winter morning, icicles seem to hang from the sky.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

i love the colors here, carla. lovely!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Makes me cold burrrrr! Good work as always! :-)

12:05 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

beautiful work!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful color combinations to create 'twilight"; you got it just right!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

poetic & beautiful!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Chilly & Magical. Beautiful work (as always)

7:02 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

ooh! Smashing!!
Like this muchly.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Carla you used some of my favorite colors. I feel like i could run my finger over your piece and feel the texture on my computer screen. Love how your paintings are turning out. Keep painting.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous hartini said...

That's a beautiful painting!!! Love the texture effect you applied over it and the blue and purple tones. The poem is really lovely too.

3:27 AM  
Blogger RonniHall said...

very nice textures; i like the colors you used-very wintery

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before I read you used photo shop here I thought maybe you used some gel medium or something else for that texture. It is a abeautiful painting with beautiful effects.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This does look very much like batik or a fabric piecing. Beautiful! Also, wanted to let you know I restarted my blog. The link is on my profile. I will link here!

7:47 PM  
Blogger AG said...

i love the feeling of all your paintings, very calm and serene, spiritual. nice.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Your versatility is just astounding. You have imparted a certain feel in this stylised piece. I don't really have the words to describe this but wow!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

Stunning work. I love winter, and anyone seeing this beautiful image is certain to know why.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

The texture and color on this painting are wonderful. We live in an area surrounded by mountains, and I often see things like this but don't have the gift for rendering them as beautifully as you do. Your art is always amazing.

3:34 PM  
Blogger kj said...

what a poem, carla. in a comforting way, it gave me the chills. i'm into love these days--that's no doubt part of it.

happy holidays to you

kj

9:35 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Wow, this is stunning! It looks like some sort of print. Just an all round exceptional composition!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...beautiful illustration. Love the colors and the composition. keep it up:)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Great colors and texture. You amaze me every time.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Leezy said...

Hey honey
Wonderful work as always - thought I'd pop in briefly to say hi ... we got lots o' catching up to do and will be able to more so next week. I'm looking forward to getting back into my groove...

missed you!
xx

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful colours and lovely trees! I love your images - as always -

4:57 PM  
Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

No new pieces?

7:57 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a gorgeous piece, great colors. And the Chase Twitchell poems is great--how uplifting! Mary :-D

2:02 PM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Love the picture and the poem!
Last Friday just before dusk I hurried over to the woods and meadows near my home, just to have the blue hour envelope me. I put the pictures on my blog.
Blue hours are magic, they make me feel like a child again.

10:07 AM  

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