Friday, 22 January 2010

Illustration Friday ' Confined '

"Confined"
Indian ink and watercolour
approx 11 x 8 inches (A4)
For Sale £50.
As always, email me if you would like to purchase this, otherwise it will go on sale in my Etsy shop next week, at a slightly higher price to cover fees. Price includes UK shipping, but international shipping will be extra.

I had meant to say so much more this week, but life tripped me up good and proper at the beginning of the week, and so work has been the last thing on my mind. So I'm posting this, a very belated submission for the Illustration Friday theme 'Confined'. I sketched it out two weeks ago, but it wasn't till yesterday that I got a chance to finish it.

What I want to write about most is the overwhelming and heartwarming response to posting my textile piece 'Long Lugs' up here on the blog, but I have so much to say about that, and so many people I want to mention, that it must wait a day or so. So please, bear with me while I just get things straight at home.

Thankyou, all who came, and commented, and I'm sorry if I haven't yet had time to visit you back. I will do very soon!

13 comments:

Clare Wassermann said...

it's a beautiful picture and an amazing blue

Jessie said...

Fabulous painting! He doesn't look best pleased does he? I love the buildings, they really add to the atmosphere too!x

Coreopsis said...

Gorgeous illustration. The cage is so small and the bird so cramped, and because it's suspended high over the rooftops with the gorgeous blue sky surrounding it (what IS that color?), I get a tense claustrophobic feeling. Lovely!

Cindee said...

I love the new painting. Sometimes I feel like that, stuffed her into my little office.
Keep creating, and thank you for sharing your work with us. It is inspiring.
Cindee

Linda said...

Beautiful, but sad I want to set him Free, you should do one,where he flies freedom. Lindaxx

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou Clare :)

Jessie - it took several scribbly sketches to get the 'baleful glare' that I wanted.

Coreopsis - that colour is Prussian blue, my favourite ever blue. It IS the colour of magic!

Cindee - I know what you mean, I recognise that feeling too.

Linda - I imagined him to be there as a temporary punishment, held up as an example for some wrongdoing. Humiliated briefly rather than confined for life. So you are right - I think he will be released soon. I'll try and find time to paint the release :)

Anita said...

Beautiful! I love your work.. and your blog!

Karen said...

What a great painting Danielle!
I like the idea of the release painting too :)

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Danielle nonsense...take care of the family we are not going anywhere. Love the piece,it is magnificent. I have been doing some watercolor...will hopefully post the one this weekend.

Blessings to u and urs sweetie...

Julie Harward said...

AMAZING PAINTING...POOR LITTLE BIRD. YOU SHOULD EXPLAIN WHAT PROMPTS YOU TO PAINT A PICTURE, THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING. HAVE A GOOD WEEK..COME SAY HI :D

Coreopsis said...

Prussian blue is my absolute favorite blue too...I guess the color just looks a little different on my monitor here more sortof aquamarinish..... which is why I asked. It's gorgeous.

I'm really enjoying your pony pictures and updates too. It's been many decades since I had ponies myself, and it's so fun to see the pictures.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love it!

kathy hare said...

Such a beautiful image Danielle...

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