Monday, July 13, 2009


I have been trying to keep up with my art work and these are the products of my hard work since I got back from Norway.

This one is done on a miniature, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. I found a new blog called Illustration Friday. They give you a subject and then you produce your idea of the subject. I'm supposed to post a link etc. but I haven't figured out how to do that yet as they want a thumb nail as well and I have to experiment a little. The subject for this effort was HOLLOW. Not too arty but I hope I've made the point.

I've been meaning to reproduce this one for months. It is taken from a picture on a tile that my husband brought home from Portugal, many moons ago. I really liked the atmosphere the artist created. I wish I could have made mine with more intensity of color, but couldn't do it for this one.
Gail who has a blog posted a beautiful embroidery sampler a week or so ago. I wanted to try and copy it, but because there was so much detail and the wavy center part was so much broader, I would have had to make the picture too large to do it justice. So I did my toned down version of it. Not nearly so good as the original, but still I think pretty, if you didn't know I did a cop out!


Jose said...

As always I like them all but the second one is more up my alley.

kaybee said...

Great artwork Chris! I especially love the one from Portugal -- that's the style I would like to try; some detail, but not too much -- and it's interesting to look at. Well done!

Anonymous said...

The artwork for the picture found on the tile in Portugal is very nice I like that a lot.

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Sandy said...

I enjoyed your sketches. I love Illustration Friday but haven't joined in yet.