July 01, 2006



This is the first of, what will probably be, several, cloud paintings. This one is better than the one I did last night, but still not quite what I am after. I didn't have any masking fluid, so used rubber cement, it is hard to do small areas and cover thickly enough to keep the paint off. All things considered, I like it! I have been afraid to even try a night scene so at least I jumped off the log and into the water! If any of you have any suggestions, feel free to give them. That is how I learn.

12 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

I LIKE it! Keep 'em comin'.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Tami, this has such a great feeling to it, both vivid and dreamlike. I really like it and look forward to seeing more of these cloud sketches!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I like the look of the clouds ... the bit of sky showing through makes them look more realistic than a solid white blob. Very nice!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

NICELY DONE!!!! I think you're doing really well with these!!! MORE!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Magic! Looks like the beginning illustration for a great story. I like the way you only show the tops of the house and trees--like a view you'd see if you were flying.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Like I said, I am still learning. I like both the dream like interpretation and the flying interpretation, hadn't thought of either, myself, but I can definitely see it now that it is mentioned.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Nel said...

Tami: This is really quite lovely. And I agree, it has a nice feeling to it. I've sent you a "suggestion" to your email. Hope it helps you, you're doing terric work here.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Tami, I agree that this has a narrative look to it. The trees look like there is quite a strong wind blowing, which perhaps enhances the idea that it's about flying, and makes the clouds seem to scuttle.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Great jump off that log Tami! They look so nice and fluffy with good perspective.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Sioux said...

I really like it!!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Dusk and night time are really difficult, I think - I quite often do my daily walk/sketch after dark so there's some attempts on my fivekradius blog but I haven't cracked it yet. someone told me to look at the work of Toulouse Lautrec. Keep experimenting. Anyway, I love this one - unusual composition

3:59 AM  
Blogger clare said...

i like everything about this one. i agree with the other commentees,(is that a word?), straight out of a picture book. great stuff 4 sure.

7:34 AM  

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