Thursday, 2 August 2012

Elvis and the Stormtroopers...

So I finished my latest rainy window painting, Pretty Industrial. I made a few changes to the part I posted last week because although I still wanted it to have a 'pointy' feel to it, I felt the raindrops needed to be better defined to stand out more from the blurry background. So I went over every single little Elvis's head shaped raindrop again and painted it with actual brush strokes and not dots!

Then I started on the other side of the painting and this time as I painted yet another little reflection all the raindrops started to look like the helmets the Stormtroopers wore in Star Wars!

Anyway here it is:

Pretty Industrial - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm

In other news-I'm the featured artist over at Paint Party Friday this week, which is exciting! So, if you didn't already get here via PPF then may I suggest you pop over there now if you'd like to read my interview? Or not. You don't have to, it's just a thought ;0)

37 comments:

  1. Congrats to being the featured artist this week, thats fab news. Loving this canvas with all its reflections, terrific work. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Amazing painting as usual. You have made such advancement in your painting skill. Well Done!

    Also enjoy your interview. :)

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  3. those drops are unbelievable! so alive, if that makes sense? Thanks for sharing the interview, have a goof weekend!

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  4. Love your raindrops! Congrats on being featured! Valerie

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  5. Congratulations on being the featured artist! I love the reflections, very surreal. Stunning!! :)

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  6. Congrats on your feature. Those rain drops look so real. I really love the way you paint with little dots, that must take a lot of patience but it sure looks fabulous.
    Von PPF

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  7. I just LOVE it! It really is fantastic! And I think that the clarity of the drops against the blurry background works extremely well. I wonder what rainy subject is next? :0)

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  8. I am so glad you are the featured artist of the week at PPF. I always love visiting to see what you've been up to with the pointy paintings. Your raindrops here are marvelous. I love how you've reflected the bits of color in the water drops.

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  9. lovely PPF interview, today's piece is over the top talented! Wow.

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  10. Congratulations on being the featured artist on PPF. I love your work - your doodimals were such wonderful eye candy during SOC2. Your painting for this entry is terrific - love the reflections in the water droplets.

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  11. Love the way you refined this painting!!
    Magnificent! My favorite by you so far!!

    Congratulations on being the Paint Party Friday Featured Artist today!
    Was so happy to see your interview! :)

    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Well Nicola, I'm a big fan of yours and yes it was a great interview. Congratulations on being the featured artist. Yay!! Love your reflections as always. Thanks and Happy PPF!

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  13. Congrats on being featured. I loved reading your story. This rainy painting turned out beautifully. I really do like that color combo. Happy PPF

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  14. That looks so fantastic! Very cool.

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  15. wow! fabulous job, I love the reflections.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my painting!

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  16. So excited for you to be featured this week - you deserve it because you too are AN ARTIST!

    I think you are really onto something special with these raindrop paintings. They are wonderful. I see you having a show with these. Go for it!

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  17. YAY Nicola!! I just hopped by PPF and saw you were there. How awesome!!!

    xoxo

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  18. congrats on a great interview... and on the recent successes... so happy for you... and I know you have painted these more than pointed, but they are stunning drops... your attention to detail gives your work a real edge... loving the new direction!!!!!

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  19. I am so loving these little bits of reflection! I think you did them perfectly! I would never have thought of this take on rain drops!

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  20. First of all congrats on being the PPF featured artist--You deserve it! And I love this painting. I thought it was pretty perfect before but certainly I understand wanting to tweak little details. Or more specifically, having the little details jump on your head and make a racket until you say ok ok I'm changing it, sheesh!

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  21. Congrats to you on being featured on PPF ~ very different painting from you ~ well done ~ very creative thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

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  22. I just finished reading your piece as featured artist and I am impressed with where you started and how far you have come most recently. The detail in your animal paintings is most impressive. And these rain drops today knocked me over! I thought for sure I'd be able to see myself reflected in them if I stood at just the right angle. I'd encourage you to start showing your works in local art galleries as a jumping off place and then branch out from there. I am sure you will be very very successful.

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  23. I can only say WOW, and I am lost for words. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

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  24. wow - i am so in love with this series I can't even tell you -- it was fun reading about you this week! happy ppf!!!

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  25. This is STUNNING! I totally love your raindrops...each one is a universe its own ♥

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  26. Loved your interview on the PPF, Nicola! :) I am a fan of your art and this one is no exception. :) I only now realized this is one of the bigger paintings you're doing. Awesome! :)

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  27. I love your work Nicola, however each week that I try to use your link on PPF it leads to a google page and I can't get to you!! This is the first time, and I clicked on the ppf link inside the article! The one you placed with other artists doesn't work! I would have commented a lot more had I been able to get here!! Great interview! So happy you won the pinterest contest!! You did deserve it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi Giggles,
      In case you see this, I'm not sure what is happening when you do that. I just checked all the links on the sidebar and checkin and they are all working and link to Nicola...
      Email me and we can try to figure it out. Thanks EVA

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  28. This is an amazing piece! I can't imagine doing all that detail in the raindrops, and you're right that they needed to be more focused--

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  29. I love how this painting looks different if I am up close or farther away. Your colors in the raindrops creates such a fabulous effect!

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  30. Hey, congrats on being featured! Love your rainy window painting!

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  31. Wow, this is just stunning! Beautiful work!

    Liz

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  32. Congrats on the interview.. It was fun reading more about you and your work...wis stunning. HPPF

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  33. Congrats on being featured! I really enjoyed reading your interview. I'm in a similar position as you, only a few steps behind, and reading about your progress is very inspiring and encouraging.

    Love your painting! The water drops look amazing, and I love the colours.

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  34. What amazing reflections! You captured the water droplets perfectly, better than perfectly...

    Thank you Nicola for being our Featured Artist at PPF! I'm so delighted as I always love your work.

    xo
    EVA

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  35. I really like your "pretty industrial" painting. Representative and abstract at the same time. It's totally cool! (OMG, I'm starting to sound like a valley girl.)

    I also went over to PPF and read your interview. good stuff.

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  36. I'm running VERY late, but wanted to congratulate you on being the PPF featured artist this past week. I also adore your newest rain painting... most amazing!

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