Friday, May 18, 2012

puzzle pieces

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I drew this at a cafe and then painted it once I got home. Since people move so quickly, I draw them one at a time. I finish drawing them just as they zoom off. Then I wait for the next person to come along, figure out where to put them in the composition, then draw them quick before they go. I wait for the next person, see where they fit in, and draw them quick. It's like putting people into the puzzle of a drawing! It's a great challenge.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt

32 comments:

  1. What a clever way to draw people- you must be a speed sketcher to catch people! The colors, lines, composition, it is all wonderful! Happy PPF!

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  2. Wonderful puzzle painting:-) Your eye must be so very quick to capture the people on-the-go! I absolutely love the richness of the color on the table - is it burnt sienna?

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  3. That is certainly a challenge and do it so well. Beautiful painting Nora. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. I like your attitude. And your art.

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  5. This is so charming, I get the feeling that the people in the painting are kids, well young people at least. Happy painting and have a great weekend

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  6. You're amazing, Nora! Another lovely watercolor. I love looking around at all the wonderful details..

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  7. Una composicion muy acertada. Se necesita mucho ojo y paciencia para pintar escenas como la que tu has pintado!

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  8. Great challenge that is so well done ~ Magnifico! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog! You have a great blog, I love your art. And the baby elephant card...so sweet! Hope to see much more from you in the future.

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  10. This sounds like fun...and a real test of skill. You really are good at it.

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  11. oh Nora, you are one brave and talented woman. My painting would look like total crap if i had done what you did - your painting is amazing. I really love the looseness you have with the colors. Fabulous work. xoxo

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  12. I admire your ability to capture them so quickly... and the finished result is just gorgeous... your sense of colour is just so delightful...xx

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  13. Great job on this. Also I think it's funny that you're an even bigger art subject stalker than I am.... cuz I do this too!

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  14. I love the looseness in your paintings Nora...this sounds like fun but I'm not sure I could do it as well as you!!

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  15. I so enjoy the sketch part of your art. You're a quick one with a pencil to capture so much in so little time. Awesome job! Happy PPF!

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  16. Admirable that you can paint things that move so quickly...just like Edgar Degas could! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Great to read your drawing process! In your art you make everyday things so interesting!

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  18. Great to read your drawing process! In your art you make everyday things look so interesting!

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  19. Hello Nora:) What a great idea! And the outcome is so beautiful. Love it! It looks very cozy over there:)

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  20. Another beautiful piece; you are so consistent with your work and I am awed.

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  21. I am so fascinated with your process, Nora, and thank you for sharing it. The constant motion and choices in selecting and composing your pieces give the viewer a wonderful sense of vitality and fun!

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  22. What a clever way of doing it Nora! The results fit very well together and is captivating!

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  23. I love that you share your process...I learn from you so much and as you've told me this before I have tried it and it works beautifully. This group is delightful in what I have come to call Nora's colors! HPPF!

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  24. WOW! Your work is beautiful, Nora. :]
    Such a wonderful technique of how you draw a group of people.
    Clever, inventive, and patient.

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  25. I always wondered how you did that! I would have to warm up a little before attempting it! I have taken a few life drawing workshops with the 2 minute sketches etc, and learning to keep the pencil on the paper to get a gesture is always hard when I first start. You do it all so well Nora!

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  26. I love your fun style!! Knowing your process is wonderful information!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  27. Amazing way to work! :) It is awesome, how you get the composition so right that way, you have a great mind! Love your translucent coloring!

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  28. The composition and story is brilliant! The result is confident.

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  29. Well, it's been said before this comment, and all I can do is echo what other people have said: your work is fabulous, and your process to get many people into one composition is clever and quite a success!! And, thanks, Nora, thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. It gave me inspiration to get myself out into the blogsphere and comment too, as I know that it's such a joy to receive!

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  30. I smile each time I visit your blog. Your paintings are so much fun and so fresh. Wonderful expressions of life.

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  31. I like your style.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

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