Friday, July 11, 2008

IF : Foggy


There's nothing like finding a place of solitude to clear your foggy head.


I love painting skies that are moody, like this fog-laden vista on an early autumn morning. This is an 8"x 8" canvas I just finished for my "3 Squares" show opening at Studio Lolo Friday, July 18th. I used acrylic paint, gel medium and gold leaf. This one just happens to fit this week's topic!


Happy weekend everyone!

44 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful view! I could clear my head here.

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  2. july 18th. on the other coast. FRAK. i wish i had a jet. but, here's a song...and a brilliant award -

    yoouuuuuuuuuuu lighhhhhhhtttt upppp myyyyy foggggggggyy lifeeee....youoooooo givvvvveee meeeee coookkiiieessss whennnnn iiii ammmmmmm saadddddddd.....(pant, pant! gotta stop singing...fingers are KILLIN me!) this is such a lovely piece, lollie.

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  3. Already enjoying the music! I thought this would be just the word for you and I love your image. I was, in fact, thinking of you as we drove home though the wild Scottish hills today. (Google Cairngorms). Now I'll get the G&T and go back to the music! Have a great weekend.

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  4. This is a real peaceful place! Beautiful illustration!

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  5. this is just simply beautiful, thank you for moment of serenity (now) in this hectic morning.

    hmmm, no barking this time, I guess the coco-loco lab likes Sinead (as do I and the Chieftains too).

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  6. Mmmmm, I do love me some Sinead and Chieftains! Couple that wonderful Irish music with this gorgeous, moody painting and I'm all set for the weekend.

    Hmmm, I wonder how long it would take to get to your neck of the woods. It would be so cool to see one of your shows!

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  7. Wow, great piece. The palette choices you created really add to the mood. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.

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  8. So beautiful! Your palette is wonderful! Too cool!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  9. The colors are so soft and foggy. I like the way the light just peeks between the clouds and the hills.
    Vickie

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  10. Add J.J. Cale to the shopping list. This is getting expensive!

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  11. Very nice painting, and I like the music you chose to go with it.

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  12. beautiful and peaceful spot in the world - and lovely image

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  13. Lovely! I particularly enjoy the curved forms and calm colors

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  14. I really love your foggy painting and the leaf impression overlapping the scenery. Very lovely.

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  15. What a delicious image. Looks like you were lucky with the prompt.

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  16. yup i could relax there too, i have to sort myself out and soon, the stress is killing me! hugs.

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  17. Ah, yes, a place of solitude. This is beautiful!

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  18. applause! what a wonderful technique. looking forward to seeing the images of the 3 squares exhibit; wishing I could partake this year!

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  19. this is beautiful....so much texture and movement....wonderful mood too.

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  20. This topic is great. Since I love clouds, the sky and fog, I got my fill of beautiful and fantastic interpretations. I like that gold leaf. I am so technally challenged in art, I have no idea how it is done.

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  21. Gold leaf is a striking addition. Nice combination. I particularly like the light shining on the horizon.

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  22. Incredibly beautiful and peaceful! Ah, serenity. I love this piece. It reminds me of the hills in New York that I miss so much. Good luck with your show. I so wish I could see!

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  23. What a beautiful painting, love it..! Awesome that your bro-in-law had a similar foggy glass experience too! haha too funny :)

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  24. When I biggered this, the gold leaf section looked very much like some of the Mars Cover-Up photographs I was looking at last night. Photographs where certain areas appear as ancient cities, Sedonia for example. Very nice this! Good job Laurel.

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  25. it's beautiful and very interesting!

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  26. Wonderful job Laurel! LOve how you composed this piece. I'll keep on the lookout for your show then!

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  27. i would love to go there! you painted it so beautifully! and congrats on the exhibit :-)

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  28. Hello Again! I put a message on your other site: you are on erin's list of awardees. I was heading your way as well with the same one. Would you mind twins? I really do have to register how much your site has meant.

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  29. Thank you everyone for your encouraging, sweet comments!

    Connie: I'll add you and Erin as one's who've also given me that award :) I didn't pass it on correctly but felt compelled to do it that way!
    Thank you for giving me the award, even if I already have it. It still counts!

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  30. This has a very desert feel to it, and the music really goes along with it! Awesome!

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  31. Clarity, serenity, comtemplative...words I would use to describe your painting!

    Enjoy your show!!! It would be so neat to see!

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  32. very beautiful!
    Thank You for your loving comment Laurel it made me feel good :)

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  33. You have beautifully conveyed the mood through the expressive sky. The lone figure in the midst of open scenery hardly looks desolate. She seemed enwrapped in quiet tranquility … serenely content.

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  34. Charming piece, beautiful atmosphere, especially like the golden leaf!

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  35. gorgeous painting. love the colours and the imprinted leaf. Fantastic effects :)

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  36. thank God today i can leave comments on your blog...
    the last time i was here i wanted to tell you how i found this awesome work expressive of my mood at that time...
    and it had a healing effect...
    hugs

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  37. I'm absolutely agree with your thought about a place of solitude and foggy head: you have magnificently represented the concept, with this soulful, very expressive image! Splendid colours choice too! :)

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  38. Need to be on that hill right now! My brain has been fogged in for a month or more. Very cool painting.

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  39. Good morning Lolo!
    Perfect for foggy, this still is my favorite of your three. This painting just speaks for itself. I hope your opening was a success!!

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  40. I really love this painting too! Beautiful!

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  41. Most beautiful. I really wish I could be outside during the day to see a scene like this. Awe inspiring.

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