Friday, May 20, 2011

" Past Curfew " Completed Paint Party Friday Week 10

"The Woods are Lovely Dark and Deep"...... and I'm afraid a Little Too Spooky for Me!

Last week Ronda from Roban asked if I would take a few pics of the Artist Conk next time I would be out and about in the wood collecting some specimens for my art. Well, Since it's been raining forever and ever now the idea of taking a hike on the trails of the local forests seems to be a far away dream. Not only was there the initial fear of confronting bears and fishers but now another few obstacles have popped up; the trails I usually frequent suddenly have morphed into tiny canals reminding me of my Venetian family roots, only not as pleasant for the visual beauty and serenity of the walk for undoubtedly they will be mischievously tempered with by none other then the nasty annoying pests themselves, the little vampire beasts .....yes....mosquitos.
And as I write this post, just outside my door, they are hovering over the sides and top of the frame looking for  any tiny opening they can squeeze through, waiting to take their first juicy bite of the season!  So, I have opted to wait for a while before I venture into the Wild Wood for the time being and force myself to work on a regular canvas for the following week's PPF. So this Artist Conk painting is it for the time being. I kind of like it . I will miss the wood burning. I have come accustomed to enjoying the mushroomy smell of the conk.

Paint Party Friday Week 10

" Past Curfew " Just finished painting it this afternoon..........Water colour, inks and acrylics

I will be visiting everyone later tonight and throughout the weekend......

NOTE BENE.....If you aren't part of Paint Party Friday group, maybe you should think about joining us and if you are enjoy all of the participant's recent and past submissions....truly inspiering! Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting this fabulous community of lovely artists.....for sure ,lots of fun to be had !
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Gloria said...

I love it. Looks perfect where it's at. You've put a lot into this piece."Mushroomy smell" that sounds nice. Thanks for sharing.

Pam Tucker said...

It turned out gorgeous! Thank you for all of the closeup photos! LOVE the colors you chose. You did a wonderful job on this! LOVE it!!

carlarey said...

Wow, this turned out great! I thought it was great with only black ink, but with color it's amazingly cute. It's also really cool to see the texture of the conk and what it adds to the design, I didn't notice that when it was only black ink.

denise said...

Really wonderful and vibrant! It turned out gorgeous and I love the photography. The music is cute too. I enjoy coming to your site, it's so fun wandering in the woods with you!

Denni said...

I don't know why but my profile wasn't coming up so I'm posting it again and hopefully I fixed it.

Melisa said...

This one is ever so sweet and charming!

Tammie said...

such a wonderful and magical conk piece!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for sharing your finished piece! It turned out great!

Netty said...

Oh wow it is total gorgeousness, I am totally in love with this wonderful piece of art. Enjoy your week, Annette x

EVA said...

It turned out beautifully!!

What are the small blue/purple ground cover in the first picture Annabelle? I recognize the forget-me-nots in the other photos but not those (and if they grow at your place, they'll grow at mine!) (Always on the look-out for nice ground covers...)

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