Thursday, 11 August 2011

Paint Party Friday...Rainy reflections...

Rainy Reflections
So, back to the Twisty Towns.  I've still got another 6 to blog about and this is one of them!  I think this is my favourite so far just because I love lights reflected in rain. I adore photographs where car headlights are reflected on a rainy street and blur almost into globes of colour.



Anyway, I thought I would try my hand at a bit of reflection on a grey rain soaked street - this was also based on the colourful villages in Kerry but with the more typical Irish weather included! I know it seems that I've been banging on about the weather a lot recently - sorry - I really do have other things to think about most of the time. But I find that, as my English literature teacher used to say about Wuthering Heights, the weather really does make for a sympathetic background to the plot. And so it is for my art inspiration at the moment!



Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and you can get it started with a wee party hosted, as always, by Kirstin and Eve over on Paint Party Friday.

44 comments:

  1. You can almost feel the rain and wind in these lovely paintings xx

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  2. oooh - how cool! great twisty towns....i like the contrast of the dreary weather and the happy houses!

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  3. beautiful reflections,, I love twisty town

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  4. I like this Twisty Town, too. I think the ones where there are more buildings and more color are awesome, Nicola.

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  5. So many different styles woo hoo.

    Did you do your market yet?

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  6. Love your twisty town and the reflections are brilliant...

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  7. That is adorable! I love how it continues "twisting" all the way around the canvas!
    Just wonderful!

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  8. thank you so much everyone-i'm just glad you aren't all bored of them yet!

    yes, Rosie, there are so many variations of these wee towns am glad i've nearly finished all the canvasses now as i'm running out of ideas! the fair is next Saturday 20th so i've got a busy week to get all the bits and pieces ready!

    leslie, i initially preferred the ones with just different shades of 1 colour but now agree the colourful ones might be better-pity i only did 2 out of 15 like that!

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  9. I love all your twisty houses, and the rain and lights give it something special! Valerie

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  10. I wish the weather forecasters would get it right. They've been saying it will rain for days and I've been planning my week off around their predictions. It hasn't rained. Stoopid people...

    Anyway, rant over. I do like your twisty towns and you're so right about the lights in the rain. Art!

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  11. What a cute twisty town! Love the rain and the glare. :)

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  12. This week's work really HITS home here. We have gone 40 straight days of 100+ temps and NO rain! I miss the rain sooooo much. Love your work! HAPPY PPF!

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  13. Very cute! I especially love how the images wrap around the corners of the canvas. :) Happy PPF. Marcia

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  14. I absolutely love this painting! So well done and joyful despite the weather!
    Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  15. Loving your twisted houses they have so much character and the introduction of the rain is superb. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  16. I think the way you handled the reflections in the street is brilliant! I don't think I will ever tire of your twisty towns... I think they're fabulous (and the way you incorporate what is inspiring you is wonderful)!

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. I love your new profile pic - you are absolutely adorable!

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  17. Your twisty towns are superb. Great ideas incorporated into your paintings - I love them. Keep up the good work. You may still be able to keep me in my old age or should that be older age.
    Love you.
    Mum

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  18. Yay! More twisty towns! And how appropriate with all the rain you seem to get...love how you used your frustration with the weather to create something beautiful.

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  19. Oh, streaky rain reflections are some of my favorite things in the world! Love this rainy twisty town.

    Like the new profile pic too!

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  20. I really like these cool twisty towns you are creating!!!!! Happy PPF!!!

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  21. Oh wow! I knew it was a windy rainy day in Twisty Town before I read your post. This is wonderful. The weather does have an impact on our moods, and I think you used it to great advantage. Happy PPF! ~ Rhonda

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  22. love your twisty town, so interesting.

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  23. I am so glad that I don't have to choose a favorite of all your styles! From your pointillism portraits to your twisty towns and then your walksies....I love them all! And this may be my favorite of your Twisty Towns- I love the angle of the street and how the sides are as important as front- gorgeous work!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  24. I think this is my favorite Twisy house so far. It realy feels like rain!! Happy PPF!

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  25. I agree, lights reflected on a dark wet street is a beautiful sight... You captured that mood perfectly in the painting, awesome job!

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  26. I love that you include all sides as part of your painting!

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  27. This is such a fun painting!

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  28. Very fun, and Dr. Seuss-ish. I think you did a great job with the reflected light!

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  29. Fabulous, I love your Twisty Towns!

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  30. Love your Twisty Towns. Just my style and I also love your new profile picture. Beautiful blue eyes. You should do prints with your twisty towns, they are awesome. Happy PPF!

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  31. Totally awesome, I LOVE your twisty towns and this one in the rain!!!! Happy PPF! Deb

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  32. I love your twisty towns, this one is my favourite!!! I love the contrast of the grey background and colourful buildings! Too cute! I love how it wraps around the sides of the canvas too! :0)

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  33. Oh I know i have told you before that I just love your twisty towns. This one is no exception. Twisty town in the rain, fantastic!! :-)

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  34. I LOVE the look of this town! Really great imaginative use of shape and color. Your blog looks like a really happy place to be :) I'm glad I stopped by.

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  35. This is wonderful fun! I know what you mean about the car headlights and rainy reflections. And weather... well, sometimes you can't escape its influence!

    Happy PPF!

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  36. Love your twisty towns and this one totally captures the rainy day! POP ART MINIS

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  37. weather influences me alot and we've had a lot of blue skies here, lucky us!
    love your twisty towns!!!!

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  38. hi. i came by to comment on your PPF post, but then i saw that you changed your profile photo. You did change it, yes? It was different before?
    I like it now.
    This one is pretty.

    it's important to be pretty so that boys will do what you tell them to.

    xx,
    amy

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  39. Love the houses.. I have some very similar that I did for my powder room... Love the whimsy of them!! Yours are so fun! Thanks for sharing.... happy sunshine to you!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  40. Thanks, as always for such positive feedback. I like this one the best too and sort of wish I'd done more in this style. Still, variety is the spice of life and all that!
    Also thanks to those of you who commented on my profile picture - I've been growing out my hair so decided it was time to update the photo to reflect that!

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  41. what a great little painting!! love how you painted around the edges!! and i like your lit teachers motto! I will keep that in mind!

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  42. huh, I come and visit your blog regularly. How did I miss this rainy yet colorful twistytown. One of my favorites. I love the colors and the reflections.

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  43. This is my favorite too, with all the reflected images and colors. I love these little towns you've invented!

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