Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Loons




Had to show.

No time to talk.

It's 20 X 24.

Don't you love them?

I do.
Sharon
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EDIT: Now I have time to tell you "the rest of the story". Emelie, you know her, she leaves great comments. Well anyway, last October before she had a blog, she sent me this "work in progress" where she used a mans silk tie in a fabric project. I swooned over the loons as I have never seen one or heard one. I couldn't stop thinking about the loon tie and wondered how on earth I might find one for myself. Eventually, I faced the reality that I probably wouldn't. Saturday when I was painting the pillow girl above and heard the whisper that there should be birds in the painting, it so happened that Emelie, who now has a blog posted the finished project with the loons and I happened over there. I knew instantly and told her so that a loon or three would show up in my painting. And that is "the rest of the story".
I still would love love to find one of these loon ties.
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And now for the rest of another story!!!
I managed to get it up a little early.
Just could not wait.
It it too exciting.

20 comments:

  1. Sharon this is amazing...so detailed. I love the background (a little bit of bias as green is my most favourite colour).
    The red and green leaves look great, are they a napkin or have you painted them all in? I love them!

    Thanks for sharing more of this piece with us.

    Jacky xox

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  2. YES!! I do!! So original and fabulous!!

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  3. I think of it and smile, a vision on a pillow sham, a necktie, a quilt, quite a lot of time between the necktie and the vision, and it came to this beautiful painting.
    I wish I knew the person that once had the necktie, they would so enjoy the whole story. It is someone from the north country of Wisc.

    I so envy the red coat, I think about someone with a red coat all the time and have not had a good put together in my mind. Her coat sort of has a swish to it and gives such nice motion to the painting.

    I have never seen a loon standing and the legs and feet have such charm. Also her feet and hands are just the best, so right for her.

    Such great enjoyment, Emelie

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  4. Oh I love this one! You could create a whole "Noraland" world with these characters!

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  5. I absolutely love this piece of work!

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  6. Oh yes, I absolutely love it!!!

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  7. Did you hear that GASP when I saw this? It just blew me away!!! I wish I could follow my imagination like you do. I have plenty in my head (too much)but can't translate it to paper.

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  8. Love the loons, especially the black and white stripes

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  9. the piece is just terrific
    whimsical delightful...

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  10. Very beautiful and enchanted- so thought provoking and expressive through color and image. Wonderful art!

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  11. I think the Loons are wonderful, and I can't stop looking at her hands and feet...I am smiling...
    Hugs, Mary

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  12. Hi Sharon, I became a follower on your blog. Your work is amazing!!

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  13. I love this painting. We have loons here in NH and one of my favorite childhood memories was listening to them in the evening at my grandfather's camp on a lovely little lake. There is something hauntingly lovely about them. I'm a loon-lover and proud of it! Your portrayal of our beautiful bird is the best!

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  14. Gorg! Absolutely gorg! I must say I love your new figures - nobody can make a conehead look so beautiful. I wish I was a conehead now. :)

    ~magick~
    Melissa

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  15. this is an incredible job, and I loved it *-*, congratulations! ..

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  16. wow, this is just gorgeous! the detail is amazing~

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  17. Your loon and painting is beautiful with rich color!

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  18. Oh wow I do love them! We don't have loons here but I remember them being in Stephen King novels and somehow feel like I know how they sound because of that. Your loon is beautiful.

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  19. I love all of the texture and layers...so rich and full.

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