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Friday, March 26, 2010

Merry-go-Round: Inspirational Photo Challenge

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 9 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.
This month topic is: Inspirational Photo Challenge. We take a photo of something that inspires you and show what you make from this as your inspiration.
I took the above photo near my house. It is a very old tree facing the sea. It reminds me of the book "One Hundred Years of Solitude". The paintings for the photo is thus named as "Solitude".
 
I made two versions of the painting. One is original watercolor and another is computer illustration.
 
 Order the Original Painting
I like pen and ink drawing with watercolor very much and this is one of the first few of the watercolor paintings with pen and ink. I would like to explore more on this type of painting in future.
 Order the Print
The print allows me to incorporate some flower patters in the grass. I like the effect.
I hope you enjoy reading this post. Please do visit other merry-go-around blogger to find out more about the topic.

Wendren at Wren
Sara at Sara's Texture Crafts
Marian, Florcita's Art
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent
Fabienne at Easterya
Ruth at Birdland Creation  
Alison at Tweed Thoughts
Misty at Art Mind
Kim at My Textile Adventures

9 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

I love your painted trees!! I have made a tree in felt myself too last week.

TopCat76 said...

Great photo and great interpration too, I love your drawing style!

ArtMind said...

Wow, you live in a beautiful place! I'm a fan of the pen and ink painting too! Gorgeous, Lily! :)

florcita said...

This is so beautiful Lily! I love your pen and watercolors too... always so sweet and soft. You convey the emotions of nature so well.

meherio68 said...

I envy you your view! Thanks for sharing it with us through this painting...

Ruth said...

Beautiful Lily! I love both of them - especially the touches of red and white flowers.... Just gorgeous.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Oh wow Lily... I love this piece!
Sx

Tweed Delights said...

This is really beautiful - I love it :) Very atmospheric painting - I think it worked out great from the original inspiration!
Alison

artbylmr said...

What a great interpretation, Lily! You Rock as always!