Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Illustration Friday " Intricate"


"Crow and Peas"
ink and watercolour
8 x 11 inches

I've been working on this illustration all week, and it fits perfectly with the theme for this week - Intricate. In fact it is so intricate that it made my eyes hurt working on the detailed border. Think I might need to go and get my sight tested!

And also, a quick apology to my readers for being very slack in blogging recently, or in replying to comments. There is a reason for this, although it's a rather lame one - my mouse is not working properly, it refuses to slide to the right ( yes, I have opened it up and cleaned it out). This means it takes me hours to navigate a page, and I end up giving up. I promise I'll get a new one next time I go in to town, and then will be back up to full speed!

20 comments:

Fourborne said...

This is very beautiful.

Jessie Lilac said...

My daughter would love this, she has a special interest in peas. (Don't ask! She's grown up and should know better!) I think it might be something to do with her name which is Xanthippe. (Pronounced Zanthipee.)x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Makes me think about peas in the garden and looking forward to spring!

Sarah said...

Ohhhhh - it's wonderful! I love the whole concept!! beautiful work hon!! Sarah

Nathanael Lark said...

Great job on this! I really like your border and background elements. Also, the composition is excellent.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh yes, the old mouse trick! It's so miserable to try to make it work when it just doesn't!

I absolutely love the new picture! Your work is truly awesome.

Coreopsis said...

This is wonderful--love the peas and feathers, and intertwined pea plants...and the colors. Lovely!

genevieve said...

i really love the colors and composition. great work!

Suze said...

Such a wonderful work of art. I love your paintings, but the rooks especially. I was sitting watching the rooks and jackdaws arguing in my garden this afternoon.

Good luck with the mouse! :)

Totally Timmy said...

Awesome..love everything that is going on in the picture. Graet Work.

aimee said...

well done! :)

kathy hare said...

beautiful work..

acornmoon said...

I love your border, thanks for your visit and comments.It's nice to know that there are allotments with bees, all is well with the world.

Julia Guthrie said...

Lovely painting. I can just see that on my kitchen wall! :)

Norty mouse..needs it's bottom smacked!:)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Really wonderful Danielle! Using my favorite colors too!!

Caroline said...

This is a lovely image Danielle - can well see why it's taken you all week! I do like the way you've arranged all the design elements in the painting - everything works so well together.

Doda said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm sure I'll be back to see yours!

DEB said...

VERY pretty painting!

Vickie said...

It's a beautiful illustration. I love things with borders. It's so fun to do intricate borders. I wish I could do blogging without worrying if the computer is going to work or not. I hope you can get a new mouse soon. My pc is in the shop today. I'm borrowing my son's Mac.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I came to your blog via Goldbutton Studio...your work makes me feel childlike again and your ponies and kitties are lovely, too!

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