Thursday, 3 May 2012

Ice and Glass...

So, after last week's post on my unsuccessful rainy window painting, I did sort of end up regretting my haste in painting over it. Maybe next time I'll set it aside for a while before throwing the head up and wiping it out of existence!


Ice and Glass - acrylics on canvas 40cm x 50 cm


In my world this week, I am very excited that season two of Work of Art:Next Great Artist is starting on Sky Arts. Its on at 8am which is weird but that's the joy of Sky+ and bring able to record it! I was so pleased that Abdi won in the first season; he was definitely the best artist and the nicest person, in my humble opinion. I've had it on good authority from Carol over at Carol King, Painting, Drawing, Complaining that season two has even more extreme characters that will have me shouting at the TV so am looking forward to that!



Also this week we've got two more music concerts lined up. The first is Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band. S is a huge Pink Floyd fan and has seen both the real band and various tribute bands over the years. I've tried really hard to like them but other than a few of their slower songs, I just think their music is too weird. Anyhoo, for our anniversary last year, I thought it would be romantic to get S tickets for this Brit Floyd concert and for me to go with him, as a couple, with me sharing in his passion for the music. A girl at work suggested bringing my Ipod and listening to something else while the band is playing!



Then we're going to see Train on Monday night. That, I'm hugely excited about as we have all their albums and I think they're amazing even though they don't seem to have made it as big in the UK as they should've. Without exception everyone I've told about going to see them has said "who?"



Anyway, art. So this is the painting I did over the top of the rainy window. This was a photo I took inside a wee vegan cafe in Krakow. It wasn't rain so much as condensation and actual ice on the inside of the window but I liked how we could see the old fashioned street lamp through the condensation. I think it's finished but I'll leave it for a week or two before I glaze it in case I decide to tweak a bit more. 


The photo I took from inside the Green Way Cafe, Krakow.
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and love the new section of interviews with different artists each week. It's so interesting to hear everyone's back story.

29 comments:

  1. All paintings need an observation period. Never throw any painting away, (paint over it), impulsively. Any painting can be saved given some separation time and a clear head. I like your rain paintings. They have good depth.

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  2. Your rain paintings look "photo" good, does that make sense? You make me laugh with Pink Floyd, back in the day when they were more popular I bought their LP's (vinyl) and still have them to this day, but I didn't like them, it was the thing to do I guess. I love your new blog look especially Art; that's the point, on the header. I also popped over to One Green Planet on your side bar :)

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  3. Loved your previous rain painting and am loving this one. Such fab dynamics. Enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. I love the rich colors of this painting. It is something I could look at all day. Have a great time at your concerts.

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  5. That is so cool, it's abstract and representational at the same time. It's beautiful!

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  6. I'm loving your rain art as I'm learning to draw and paint water, dew drops etc. My mind keeps telling me that water is transparent, use white or how am I going to make it work? The creative voice is struggling to tame the mind and remember to look at water drops as shapes and colors. You're doing well with your artwork. Great Job!

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  7. Wow! I didn't know season 2 had started already??? When did it start? What have I missed? I can't wait to see it! I love Pink Floyd - My husband on the other hand doesn't get it at all and calls it 'music to kill yourself too', lol! I suppose it's because my Dad used to listen to it so much when I was small so I got those tunes in my head :0)
    As for the rainy window, I love the new one! It's a shame you regret painting over the first because it's gone forever but at least you learned from it. I never regretted putting my foot through the bear at all, so it must have been the right decision :0p

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  8. wow-- you do water and condensation and ice amazingly well! love the dark, moody colors again.

    i don't know the show you're talking about it but it sounds very cool. i will have to look for it.

    i saw train in concert earlier this year and it was a great concert! you will really enjoy it!!

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  9. Your new rain work is just fabulous!!!! I will have to be on the look out for the Next Great Artist...love that show too. Have a great time seeing Train!! How fun. Happy ppf :-)

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  10. Your work is Awesome! I love looking at them. Your very talented! Happy PPF!

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  11. I LOVE this- the lantern is such a wonderful touch of warmth- absolutely gorgeous! Though I did really like the one before as well....
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  12. To my it seems very good, but it is true that ants and varnish must wait until you decide not to touch him more.

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  13. Your Krakow ice painting is lovely, it really looks frozen! Glad the rest of your week was good. Thanks for your good wishes for my poor toe! Valerie

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  14. Love your rainy window. :) Have fun at the concerts. You're really nice t go along with him even though you're not interested in the band. :)

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  15. you are actually creating the 'weather conditions' very well ~ great colors and textures ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  16. You're windows are beautiful! What a great theme, are you going to stick with this idea! It's fun to follow a series for awhile and see where you end up!

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  17. Really cool energy and contrasts. I really like this!

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  18. Your rain paintings are amazing. It's really difficult to do water and condensation and you've aced it. Great work! Happy PPF!

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  19. Oh my.. that's been my windows lately.. Rain splattered. :) You do them so well. I love Train too. Enjoy the Concert.

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  20. Oooh, this window is great! I looked for some rainy photos to send you, but all I have are puddles...and now that I want to take pictures of rainy windows, not a cloud in sight.
    Have fun at the concerts. I think sitting through a Pink Floyd tribute band is a true mark of devotion.

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  21. Beautiful painting. I can feel the dampness. I love the splashes of colors.

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  22. That rainy day painting is beautiful and ALIVE! I love it...so much more vibrant yet so close to the original photo. I can't describe it but it works and you are so good at what you do...I can't even imagine trying to recreate rain like that! Honestly amazing talent! Love and look forward to seeing everything you do! Hugs and Happy Weekend, amiga! :)

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  23. SO glad I found you. LOVE your writing in ABOUT ME. Your work is amazing all over the place, but that owl on your banner... WOWOWOWOWOW! LOVE IT!!!!

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  24. Wow, this turned out so wonderful! Terrific job! I think that Pink Floyd, like Queen, is one of those typical boy bands. They all seem to love them. There are a few sonds I like too, though.

    Thanks for your tip about "The Bridge"! I'm acutally watching it now :). Can't believe I missed that. I was so happy when two years ago I discovered the Wallander series in Swedish on BBC4. Danish is a complete mystery to me though. I'd be lost without the subtitles.

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  25. This is fresh and unique, wow, I love painting! I've never tired to paint rain drops, it looks hard. Good luck hearing anything on your iPod at a concert! lol :)

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  26. love the paintings and hope Train is great...I often paint with them playing and they don't seem to have gotten the attention they deserved here in Australia either... glad you aren't going to jump in and paint over anything else too quickly... had a lecturer at uni who always said to hang it for 3 days before you do anything... seems to work for me... most of the time...xx

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  27. Hi there! I love seeing the progression of your rain painting(s) and thank you for sharing your honest reactions and process - we've all been there! ;)
    AND YES! That is my FAV show! Did not miss an episode, you will love it!
    Can't wait for season 3! xoxo

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  28. Your ice and rain painting is wonderful and has a terrific abstract quality about it as well.

    Yes, Abdi won and I even went to the Brooklyn Museum to see his show, which I enjoyed. I can't wait to hear what you think of Season 2. I think you will be amused.

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  29. I really like the shapes and the contrast in this, Nicola. Luscious darks you have created, here!
    Train is awesome!

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