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Saturday, December 03, 2005

China - EDMWC

See -- I was good and went and did the EDM challenge. And see -- this is why I don't do still lifes! Cups and such are all so symmetrical; flowers and sticks are leaves aren't, so you can't tell if its the drawing or the subject that's lopsided. We can just pretend that this drawing is perfect and the cup ITSELF is wonky... Posted by Picasa

21 comments:

annie said...

It's beautiful, wonky or not! And congratulations on gettign signed up for the watercolor class!

Laura said...

Oh, those darn ellipses!! This is gorgeous, with such glowing colors and, yes, such well-drawn shapes ;D.

Lin said...

Linda -- I love your cup and don't think it's misshapen! The watercolors make it absolutely GLOW! It's filled with vibrancy and the gold around the edges seems to give it just the right 'glint!'

Nancy said...

Lovely! Looks perfect for sipping tea out of. I like the gold rims, too. And the watery shadows.

Nita said...

For me, the colors (and use of white) make this work even if the shapes aren't exact. I'm an impressionist, not a photo-realist, so it's perfect in my eyes!

Teri C said...

I love it-the colors and delicacy of it make it very 'china'.

Lindsay said...

Linda I loved your post about journals and information. Thanks so much. your cup is really lovely. I'm working in watercolor this weekend and alternating screaming in frustration and feeling very proud of myself. I look to you for inspiration!!!

Bonny said...

Hi Linda;

Your cup is beautiful..so alive with colour. I have big problems with anything symmetrical too... I figure it will just take practice!
Beautiful painting, I love it!

Bonny in BC

Julie said...

I really love this Linda, I can't believe how nicely you captured the gold with watercolor, I would think that would be a definite challenge to represent. I also love those shadows. Wonderful job.

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous painting.

Terri said...

Linda this is vibrant and lovely. Well done. Wonky or not, I think it's great. :o)

janey said...

I'm not going to pretend anything, this is just lovely.

Diahn said...

I've always been a big fan of "wonky", myself. ;D I really like this, Linday - it is delicate and luminous...

Diahn said...

sorry - LINDA...sometimes my fingers run away from me :-)

Alina Chau said...

beautiful painting

Kathleen Marie said...

I like wonky! Besides, a perfect cup is subject matter for photography. Give me the sketched cup any day!

Judy Dudley said...

I love your work! I came to your blog from a link at somanystars. I live in Maryville, so I thought it was neat when I saw you live "just down the road".

Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us! I'll check back soon.


Judylynn (http://coramdeo.reachcoop.org)

Azra said...

Hey fellow Tennessean Linda -

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the cup, especially how it seems to glow on the paper.

By the way - it's not wonky, it is simply loaded with character.

Nelly said...

Well, I think it's perfect. Your work makes me happy. Maybe it's your sense of color...or maybe the "wonkiness"...which are both perfect.

pedalpower said...

I think your sketch is lovely...and the colors are stunning.

Felicity said...

Beautiful painting Linda! It's really alive. Love your Santa too (that poor kid will need therapy : ) !!)