Thursday, August 26, 2010

Atmosphere, Illustration Friday


“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.” ~ Claude Monet

After what seemed was going to be an endless supply of gray, cloudy, soggy, drippy and unseasonably cool summer days, to finally see the sun peeking in my window prompted me to paint a section of my garden and newly discovered shadows. Illustration Friday's word of the week, "atmosphere," and its related quote by Claude Monet inspired a much needed change in direction and attitude.

29 comments:

  1. You did a great job! Beautiful work!

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  2. Heisann!

    What a wonderful experience and "good feeling atmosphare" ;:OD)

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  3. This is quite beautiful!

    Congrats on pick of the week ;)

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  4. I like that the shadow takes up a lot of space. It causes me to focus more on the plant. It was fun to read about your moment of inspiration. Well done and congratulations!!

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  5. Very lovely! Congrats on being this week's pick!

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  6. This is really beautiful, Michele! I also loved the quote and what you had to say about the piece. Congratulations on being pick of the week!

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  7. The light coming through is captured beautilfully. Congratulations on this weeks pick :)

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  8. Beautiful! Congrats on being the pick of the week. Well earned!

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  9. Delicious painting! Congratulations on POTW!

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  10. How exciting :D congratulations michele :)

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  11. Beautiful work! Congratulations!

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  12. congrats on pick of the week. beautiful work. :)

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  13. congratulations of pick of the week. I love your coloration.

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  14. Beautiful work Michele, its spectacular!!!!
    Congrats!!!

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  15. excellent, well done for getting featured

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  16. Congrats! Love the chiaroscuro!

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  17. Inspired! That's what I say. Wonderful job, Michele - the illustration is lovely - the details and your rich palette are well done! I am so thankful to you for posting the quote from Monet..it is important as artists to learn from those who have made such an impact on art and as I am a fan of Monet's, this is a good reminder for me, personally. Another great post!!

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  18. I just saw!! Congratulations, Michele, re: the pick o' the week!! Awesome!!!

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  19. I love the colors and lighting! Congrats, this is def worthy.

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  20. Truly beautiful, love the loose vibe.

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  21. This is beautiful Michele. I love the colors, the technique, the composition, everything!

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  22. what absolute beauty you have in your soul.

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  23. beautiful. we've been studying monet at my house, so I am familiar with that quote. Great illustration to accompany the quote.
    thanks for your visit, too!
    xo

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  24. This is simply lovely. It's so beautiful. I love the looseness of the illustration. Great work.

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  25. Hi Michele, somehow I missed this one! I love it, the colors are fantastic. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thanks for the kind comments, you are very sweet.:)

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  26. This is lovely too, I do sense the atmosphere and the warm sunny day :-)

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