May 2005 - Two Australians moved to Tuscany where they planned to live for two years. Two weeks later their dogs, Snowy and Dermott, arrived. Seven years and a property purchase later, they're still here.
It's exciting to see this second painting of a fledgling series Robyn, love the connections with the first in some of the elements and shapes and your personal connections, and that rather challenging expression on Tippi's face - this is wonderful.
Hi RobynBig thumbs up from me too! Very clever interplay. My eye just keeps moving round and round it.Hope you'll be doing another. :o)alison
I have to agree with Cathy, this is another fun and interesting piece. One can sense there's a story here, with the two together even a longer narrative. I'm waiting now for Tippi to have another adventure.
Fabulous second piece too . Your on a roll ......MOre
I love symbolism in art and this is no different. I put my own story to the imagees and don't need to know the origins (even though the nosy side of me wants to know :))All the elements are lovely and the lines and stripes and stems make a wonderful pattern that tie together.
And Tippi's favourite thing is a Guinea Fowl feather!
Tippi is gorgeous, the overall image is really lovely and vibrant.
Very cool, fun, and beautiful! I love the composition, and the feather... where will it show up next?
Mmmm. Lunch. And a toothpick.
These are coming out great!!! I tried to comment on your monoprint the last time I was on the computer, but I was having problems getting anything to show up. Thanks again for being such a wonderful tour guide in your lovely town and in Florence!!! I have used my Lamy pen a bit and love it! Thank you again!!!
Cathy, thank you. Your encouragement is most appreciated.Alison - Music to my ears! :)Sherrie - TY I seem to be tied to that feather now. I may come to regret it.Dominique. Thanks. Has your watercolour arrived yet?Jeanette - Many thanks. At this moment Tippi is probably saying 'I've been framed!'Di, how clever of your to recognise the Guinea Fowl feather. A fox recently got into the chook pen and the Guinea Fowl took to the hills. I collected the feathers after a previous narrow escape. I'm still working up to trying to paint an entire bird.Cath - thank you. Tippi's mother will be pleased :)Liz - Your guess is as good as mine as to where the feather is heading. Thanks for your kind comment.
these elements balance beautifully Robyn - it should be the start of a new series for sure :>)
Oh Robyn, this is really lovely, I love how you are really enjoying the whole process of creating. These are like little stories of the things you love, a true artist journal!
Hey Robyn - another absolute delight. Simply in awe of this new series of works from composition, colour palette and ideas. Everyone has already said all the things I found so artistic. You've just got to go with this new direction.
Vivien - I hope you know by now how much your comments mean to me :)Desiree - Sometimes it's a joy, sometimes it's a confusion. I was really happy with this one when I finished, now I sit looking at it, shaking my head - must do better. Taking on my darling daughters cat meant I had to do her justice but in order to do the painting justice the cat should have been more painterly. I'll get there... eventually.Joan S-C - That is really lovely of you. :)Joan - I'm so glad you are enjoying that Lamy print. I'm looking forward to seeing your long format Venice watercolours. I guess we are going to have to wait until you get home to scan them? I have your monoprint ready to mail to NY.
Joan - I think I am tired after three hours ironing this afternoon - I meant Lamy PEN and monoTYPE.
DERMOTT - Tippi is FAMILY. We don't eat family!!!!!
Meh. Family only by marriage. Do you have an address for Tippi? I might have to send a crate of Snappy Tom to the thing to fatten it up.
A lovely gouche and collage...and there's my full moon too!! Tippi is too cite, with the cutest expression.. I have to go and see the previous edition of this..bisousR
I love this--fabulous color, and the cat is awesome.
Wow! I love your gouache paintings, Robyn! They're just lovely! Amazing work! I can't wait to see more!
What wonderful work you've been doing of late, Robyn - it leaves me somewhat speechess. I've missed so much on your blog these last few months! You have become a master at gouache.
I'm delighted to have found your blog. The feather, the duck, the cat... I hope the duck did not meet a sudden end at the paws of the cat. But life afterall can bring surprises to ducks as well as butterflies.Wonderful design throughout. I look forward to the next in the series. Hope I don't have to wait too long.
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