Saturday, September 02, 2006

Painting - House by the Lake

so.... this is what i have been doing for the last 11 hours... yes.... 11 hours lol. way way outside my comfort zone, i was curious as to whether it was possible. i learnt so much and there's so much more to learn. I reckon the paintbrush is a very mysterious thing and depending on how it is used it could do great things but it's still a puzzle to me. Part of me wished someone could show me how to do all the neat things a paintbrush could do.. i'm feeling more in awe of the great painting masters like Turner and Blake, Leonardo and Michaelangelo.. etc etc.

I didn't know you could draw a picture using a paintbrush.. a lot of the process in this painting really freaked me out. i didn't know it was possible to paint reflections in the water or that the water could look transparent? translucent?? and painting the tree branches was really scary lol. there's lots to work on but i'm pretty happy with what i did today. dont think i'll be in a hurry to paint another scenery for a while though.. maybe i'll go do something messy now like collage.
You can click the picture and it'll bring up a bigger version of it. :o)


Ev said...

Sulea, that is absolutely stunning, I am enjoying checking your blog out regularily - you put so much of yourself into your work, though you may not realise it. It gives us all a little insight into you. You have mastered the art of using the brush well, you really don't need lessons girl!

Natalie B said...

OH MY! Sulea, I'm lost for words! Other than Wow! Natxx

Dotee said...

Sulea - this is outstanding!! I love checking out your blog every day to see what you have been creating. I am in awe of your talent! Beautiful scene (and I love the tree branches *grin*).

littledawnieno1 said...

Fantastic Sulea, and thankyou for describing the journey.I think we all feel a little like this when delving into an unknown media ( but you seem to be old friends with a paintbrush )
My family and I love this piece.
thankyou for sharing

Dawn xxx

susan j said...

OMG you are good!!

Sulea said...

hallo... Evelyn, Natalie, Dotee, Dawn, Susan :o) Thank you for your encouragements :o) ... i think after 11 hours straight.. all i want to do now is messy stuff lol :o)


carmel said...

Sulea, Stunned! everytime I check in you have created something else - this is a beautiful piece - were you looking at a pic or out of your head?? you are not in need of lessons as you obviously have inate talent - a gift has been bestowed on you and may you continue to cherish it. Cheers, Carmel x