Saturday, October 13, 2012

the window seat


Trying to think more about design as I sketch on location instead of just putting pen to paper and drawing immediately. Both ways have their advantages.
$150 - 9"x12" watercolour
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26 comments:

  1. Wow. i love this one... the colours and composition are wonderful!

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  2. Hello Nora:) How special to see the two white figures sitting in front of the window. This gives a big contrast with the rest of the painting. Beautiful! Have a nice weekend:)

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  3. Una composicion muy dinamica. Me gusta.

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  4. Beautiful! The white figures really do add dimension. So cool! I love where you've decided to leave parts unfinished in the center. Lovely scene!

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  5. Brilliant! So much thought has gone into this and it shows.
    I am in serious awe and I thank you for having a blog so I can keep up with your amazing work

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  6. Hermoso trabajo, me encanta los trazos espontáneos y partes sin pintar. Genia!!!

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  7. Really nice composition! Love how you left couple of figures uncolored, and some parts unfinished - the colors are great, too! Lovely scene!

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  8. I love the graphic and design feel of this. The thought of ghosts spring to mind when I see the unpainted figures. Nice to see you explore new ways to do things.

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  9. I adore that you left the foreground figure white - it adds a quirky uniqueness that is just wondeful!

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  10. Excellent composition and I love the unfinished areas, they add a lovely bit of space for the viewer to fill in for themselves.

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  11. I find this painting so intriguing and fascinating. Instead of looking at what IS included in the image I am drawn by the power of what is NOT included, and find myself continually roaming around the painting. It's just so great.

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  12. This is fabulous Nora...captures sooo much :)

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  13. I agree--there's a fine line between being hasty and/or lazy and over thinking something until it's ruined. But I think you've managed to stay inside those lines!

    Also just wanted to mention I find looking at your scenes so calming!

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  14. Ciao Nora,
    molto bella e viva quest'immagine della quotidianità!
    I tuoi lavori hanno sempre il sapore di una vita più serena, colorata e vivace di quella reale...
    Ciao, abbracci,Floriana

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  15. This is magical, Nora. I cannot take my eyes off the windows.

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  16. I think you have a natural sense of design. This "thoughtful" one, however, is quite wonderful. The composition made me stop and well, think!

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  17. A nice place to drink a gorgeous cup of coffee, Nora!
    Gorgeous....

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  18. The designs you come up with are great Nora!! Do you ever have people asking you what you're doing?

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  19. Hola Nora, te imagino haciendo tus dibujos con una soltura increible. Son muy bonitos.

    Un saludo

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  20. Yes,both ways have their advantages. Ultimately it seems to me important to try various approaches, which then get integrated into our own authentic ways of expression & feeling & process...I love the way you left the person in the foreground without color & how he unites with the other white spaces...In the end, I love how you captured the liveliness of the people in this place.

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  21. This is wonderful! And I love the fact that one of the people has been left entirely colourless - and yet it works!

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  22. Bonita composición,cada uno tiene su historia.
    Saludos Nora.

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  23. a very strong painting,and so interesting!!!!
    Georgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
    best regards
    Christa

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  24. Dear Nora - I think either way you do a great job. Your colors always look so fresh and clean. Love your free style as always. Take care and thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. You know what I find most refreshing about this? It's a coffee shop yet no one is staring at phones or laptops. That's the way it used to be, when a coffee shop was a place for conversation in the real world. Or maybe this is an old painting?

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