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09-20-2011, 06:21 PM
16" x 20" acrylic. I was working on weaving it all together using the Tree Dancer form as a conduit or pathway. The sky and the earth, the depths and planes, the rise and fall. Trying to make it work together.


09-20-2011, 08:14 PM
this is delightful, quite interesting, almost an abstract look to it.
Love the colors, great work!
Fabulous how you made the tree limb to resemble women!!

09-20-2011, 09:27 PM

09-20-2011, 10:19 PM
Oh I do love this!

09-21-2011, 12:21 AM
I can feel the movement, love the colours.

09-21-2011, 05:28 AM
this has a lovely flow to it

09-21-2011, 05:10 PM
Oh, very cool!! I remember your tree dancers. Love the colors and the way you have depicted the sky and the grass.

Almost reminds me of a tapestry, the way you have woven them all together.

09-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Thank you so much everyone :) The flow, the colour movement, the almost formulaic approach to the landscape - it is such a relief to hear positive comments! Frankly I was a bit concerned because I had been almost trapped by the painting for such a long time, and with no feedback whatsoever. Whew! At least I can feel a lot more comfortable about showing it in the home studio art tour that is coming up :)

09-22-2011, 02:40 AM
Wow. Stunning work. Visual feast. :thumbsup:

09-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Goodness, I can't imagine you not getting positive feedback for this! O_O

The colours are lusciously vibrant, the energy is fantastic, the concepts and thoughts it provokes are excellent and the movement and layers are a treat for the eyes!

chammi kaiser
09-22-2011, 02:55 PM
Beautiful colours, fantastic swirling movement and very creative. I love it.

09-22-2011, 11:55 PM
Thank you very much Latha. A positive response to my tentative offering is very welcome indeed :)

What a warm and lovely comment WYSIWYG! I guess my solitary habits when it comes to making this kind of art sometimes make me less than completely certain - I am trying to put some "inner me" on the canvas and it can be very much an egoistic exercise. If the value I am trying to imbue the work with is not accessible by the audience - that is the crux of what I had been unsure about.

Thanks so much Chammi :) I do so like that the work was a success for you!

09-23-2011, 02:37 AM
I ditto exactly what Kathie has said :)

09-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Love the colors and the movement.


09-24-2011, 05:13 PM
That is very clever. The female bodies seem to go really well with the way the trees are growing, weaving up into the light. And I love all the interweaved swirling shapes and transparent bits.

09-25-2011, 12:40 AM
Thank you so much to your comment Michele.

I like that you enjoyed the way it went together Marion - that's what kept the thing hanging around on my easel for what seemed an aeon ;)

If you are interested in seeing different ways that I've utilized the female form and trees together there is a thread you might like to browse. I linked other drawing threads in it if you want to take the time to have a quick peek.


09-25-2011, 09:13 AM
Thank you for the link, I enjoyed looking at it. I also had a look at your website and print on demand site which I thought were very attractive. I am also trying out 2 print on demand sites - Redbubble and Zazzle, but with very little success. Have you sold much on yours?

09-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Marion - thanks so much for taking the time to look at my work :)

The FAA print site has paid for itself, but hasn't in any way made me real money. This summer I got a $30 annual membership which allows unlimited uploads (vs free for 15 uploads). There is steady viewing from all over the world, and it is good to see what images are (surprisingly sometimes) more or less popular. A reality check and a positive source of info at the same time. I know some members do well. I need to figure out how to ramp it up while doing what I want to do with my art.