Thursday, 21 June 2007

Quirky sheep and lollipop trees




I was sorting through photos of some of my paintings today and came across these three. They were part of a series that I did some time ago on quirky sheep (jolly jumpers) and cows. I was experimenting with lollipop and inverted umbrella trees. The series went very well, I ended up selling five in the end.

I received my 'Secrets of Rusty Things' book by Michael deMeng today. WOW what a fabulous, must have book, for anyone who collects found objects. The layout and photos are fantastic, the book is a work of art in itself. It's not a how to book, but Michael does explain things as he goes along. The eye candy and inspiration is incredible. Well done Michael.

18 comments:

Karen Cole said...

Love the paintings, Ro. They would be beautiful illustrations in a childrens book. It's fun to go searching through older work and see what you've been up to. I'm doing it often these days. I have had NO time to do anything new. :-(

lklight said...

These are beautiful, the colors are amazing! it's like they're going to pop right off of my screen!

Dawn Sellers said...

I agree the colors are fantastic. I love that you use such bright colors in your work.

Abby Creek Art said...

Really beautiful, vibrant paintings, Ro. I love the lollipop trees and big fatty sheep!:)

Megan Pickwell said...

What wonderful illustrations Ro - such simple shapes capture the scene so well, I love the vibrant colours.
I have heard such great things about Michaels book - better head to Amazon!
Meganx

jo and jacky said...

Should be getting our delivery of Michaels book any day now. Can't wait!
Those paintings are awesome, such bright colours.
Love Jo
xoxo

Jo Wholohan said...

I love these Ro, is there an end to your amazing talent girl??? :))

Kristen Robinson said...

WOW wonderful wonderful pieces you rock out the color Ro I am in awe!

XOx
Kristen

Cheryl Prater said...

Yummy colors and lollipop shapes. How do you keep the sheep from licking the trees? Cheryl

MargaretR said...

I love, love love them and must agree with Jo. What will you have to show us next?

Marie C said...

Love the variety in your work Ro - and your use of colour!! Thanks for the peeks!! LOL

Mary lin said...

Love the paintings! The colors combinations are so cheey and bright!

carla said...

These paintings are bursting with joyful, playful color! They are quite wonderful, and I am not surprised that you sold five of them. I like the top one the best with the bit of water beyond the land. How large are they?

I'm glad you got Michael's book! It is a piece of art in itself, isn't it? I just got back from taking a workshop with Michael. He's an excellent teacher - funny, very easy to understand, and just all around such a great guy! I had been looking forward to the workshop for a long time, and I was not disappointed. I will post some pictures soon - we did shoe shrines and there was quite an array of wild, wacky, and beautiful work. My mind is brimming with new ideas!

Gisele said...

These are great...just love them & can understand why they sold so well, boy you have such talent! Great to hear that the classes went really well too :)

Pilar said...

You have such an awesome command of color. Your use of orange and blues are so potent, reeling in the viewer into this magical landscape. What a great series!

katie said...

your paintings are delightful, ro. you are certainly a multi-talented, mixed media artist. and i love that you call the sheep jolly jumpers :-) i enjoyed perusing your class photos and hearing about the fun the ladies had. i would love to take a class from you one day....

Gillian McMurray said...

Love the colours and the sheep... and the sheepdog...and the cows... They certainly have the WOW factor.

Nicole said...

Wow, faaaab ;-)