Saturday, November 17, 2007

IF : Superstition


" Carrying an acorn will bring luck and ensure a long life."


I love it when a painting I just finished happens to fit the "IF" theme! I painted this Thursday for my friend's birthday. She loves acorns, oak leaves and Ravens. Yesterday I had no computer access due to some glitch at the towers, or whatever. It was hell for me because I wait all week for Illustration Friday! I still could have gone to the studio to draw or paint something, but no, I frittered away the day in withdrawal. Today though, I hope to do something superstitious in my Moleskine! So check back on my moleskine site if you'd like.

Have a super weekend!

42 comments:

  1. This is quite lovely. Your friend will love it.

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  2. Your painting is so amazing.

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  3. I think ravens/crows get bad press as they always appear to be associated with the occult etc...but that's an aside. You've depicted Mr Bird and acorn really well.

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  4. Wow! What a great picture! Cool stuff.
    love

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  5. Gorgeous painting - what a lovely thing to do for your friend! As ever, really haunting use of colour.

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  6. Your friend is very lucky to get a gift such as that!

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  7. Really a wonderful painting! Well done! Lovet he colors and the peace that comes from viewing it.

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  8. I love crows and ravens and this, Laurel, is perfect. I know what you mean--I remember when I had problems trying to upload to IF one day, and i was so limited on time--I was so furious. Seriously, withdrawal sums it up, ha ha. Anyhow, I will indeed check the 'skine page now!

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  9. Everyone has already said it so well. I was looking at the large version, studying that acorn, it looks like I could pick it right off the page.

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  10. Wow this is really a beautiful image. I love crows and ravens (well all birds actually). Crows and ravens are so much smarter that most of their other feathered friends (except my pet parrot). Beautiful colors, love the work...as usual.

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  11. Beautiful as always! I envy your friend!

    emila yusof

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  12. What a gorgeous crow, wonderful painting!!

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  13. This is beautiful! And how fun that you had already painted it. Thank you for commenting on my blog!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    www.dianeclancy.com/blog

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  14. Yes, your friend is very lucky to get such a wonderful gift! Also, thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you liked the whole package. Now, if you ever post wired Emma in your etsy store, you must let me know so I can have it.

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  15. I've tagged you on my blog, 5 weird or random things, if you want to join in.

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  16. nice painting especially of the raven, captured the colours really well. good work ay, and thanks for stopping by my blog..

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  17. Beautiful raven and lovely mysterious colors you use in this painting!

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  18. dynamic, so real, so you.
    you've been tagged to write five weird/random things about yourself, hope you don't mind (see my blog).

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  19. Oh, marvelous!
    Love all the symbols here-- and I'm a big fan of corvids, too!

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  20. beautiful. The Raven's feathere are almost luminous

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  21. Well, I'm happy you persevered - this is a great piece. There is much folklore around raven and crow. You're friend is very lucky :)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Laurel!

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  22. lovely job with the colours!

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  23. Gorgeous painting of an intriguing subject, as much for the lore as the interesting creatures they are. You really captured something there.

    Two crows sat outside my bedroom window Saturday morning, squawking in, waking me up. Hmmm, wonder if that was an omen of any kind.

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  24. Great bird! Must be 'cause of old E.A.Poe, but ravens and their smaller cousins the crows always seem to know more than they let on. Smart fellows, these guys.

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  25. This is a beautiful painting. I love the colors, the shapes, and the strong diagonal composition. Also, I am glad to hear you are going to play tag!

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  26. all things corvid I love. Lovely painting.

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  27. Wonderful painting! He looks very sweet and kind. :)

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  28. Indeed! Your painting is wonderful, Laurel, and it does match the theme ;)

    Love the colors and textures :)

    cabanadigital.com

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  29. Wow, awesome work! Very well done!

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  30. Hello :o)) Your illustration is amazing, beautiful :o))
    Best Wishes,
    Issi

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  31. Your friend is so lucky to have such an awesome painting, it is so amazing... and I liked reading your 7 things about you. I am going down to the bay area for 5 days while Ted is in Singapore and I will miss my cats the whole time... and Ted too of course, that goes without sayin'.

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  32. This painting is stunning! Bravo as always!

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