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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Sun-baked Tree

This is the commission that I've just finished. My buyer makes the most beautiful lampwork beads (she has a shop on etsy if you don't want to take my word for it!) and I was commissioned to do a painting inspired by them. After discussing a couple of options, we decided that one of my tree paintings, with "bead-like" leaves, would work well. Though I was spoiled for choice as to which beads I wanted to base the colours on, in the end we decided on this set as a colour reference - It was a very interesting way to approach a painting and the beads were so lovely - they were a great inspiration!

12 comments:

  1. What an intriguing idea! Beautiful paintings and beads, too!

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  2. love the correlation of the beads and the tree ... the painting turned out gorgeous!! love the beadie leaves and the background shading!!

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  3. Thank you both! I think that the thing I like best about commissions is that I get to approach things from another angle/view point!

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  4. Oh Angie this is absolutely gorgeous and I just adore how used the colors of the beads in the painting!!

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  5. Angie...this is so beautiful. I love the beads too and will have to check this artist out.

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  6. gorgeous images ... gorgeous work ... & a gorgeous blog!!

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  7. I love the Sun Baked Tree! This is my totally favorite piece of yours.

    Happy Saturday!
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  8. How wonderful to choose something as a color reference and then have the creative license to run with it.

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  9. LuLu and Laura - aw, thank you! You're both very kind!
    Tammy yes it was a really fun way to go about a painting - not something I'd been asked to do before, but it's always good trying something new!

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  10. Hey Angie, I was tagged, and had to follow the rules and tag 6 more... you are one of my 6 tagged. Check out my blog post for further information :)

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