Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Independent 16"x20"

While travelling through Guanajuato last spring, Kelley and I came across this little group of burros and horses. This one wasn't actually pink, purple, aqua, etc... just when he ended up on my canvas. I had been meaning to paint these guys for awhile but after perusing Frank Gardner's blog last week and seeing his "True Blue" image, I was inspired to get going on this little painting...I think it's 16x20 or so. Check his blog entry:

http://frankgardner.blogspot.com/2008/11/election-day-finally.html

21 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Oh, I really prefer to think there is a cute pink and aqua burro running around in the world somewhere! I love it.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I am so attracted to the palette you're using here. You have created a lovely piece.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Great job, Paula, and I was going to mention Frank's blog entry to you! I'm still smarting from not being able to bring my photos home.

Deborah Ross said...

Wow, Paula, after looking at your paintings it seems that they couldn't have been painted in any other way. The colors give them life and that's why I always look forward to more of your work.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Carol, Robin, Kelley, and Deb. I wasn't really sure about this painting as it was developing and thought about scrapping it b/c I was afraid it was overworked. I'm glad I stuck with it though, I was definitely premature in my initial assessment. Painting is ALWAYS such an adventure! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm glad you resisted the urge to hurl it.
I love your unique take on your subjects. You Rock.

Manon Doyle said...

Wonderful painting Paula! By the way.... we are now following each other.... lol!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Mary and Manon! Thank you both for following my blog! I really enjoy reading both of your blogs also; they are on my list of "must reads!"

Marian Fortunati said...

Were you just traveling or did you take a workshop with Frank??
Love the psychedelic donkeys AND the filmmaker's scene.
Pretty cool to follow your son's adventures on internet media!! You must be proud too!
Did you change your avatar?? I like what's up there now.. but I don't remember it from before.
I'll be back. Be well

Paula Villanova said...

Hi Marian! I was travelling with a friend to visit another friend who was a painting teacher to both of us a long while ago. She winters in San Miguel and we have visited her to paint a few times over the past few years. It's absolutely beautiful there! Unfortunately, I had not yet discovered Frank's blog before I visited, but his paintings bring me right back to Mexico!

Paula Villanova said...

Hi Marian! I was travelling with a friend to visit another friend who was a painting teacher to both of us a long while ago. She winters in San Miguel and we have visited her to paint a few times over the past few years. It's absolutely beautiful there! Unfortunately, I had not yet discovered Frank's blog before I visited, but his paintings bring me right back to Mexico!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Paula, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I added the receipe under comments. Give it a try!

Kimberly said...

Awesome Work!!!!!

Kimberly

Sandy said...

I really like the colors you used...what a unique burro!

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks Sandy, nice to hear from you!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Paula, I'm sorry but you have been tagged.

Block Dog Art said...

Great painting, just love, love your palette and the composition and shapes all come together beautifully.

n. rhodes harper said...

I love the abstract quality of this painting the colors are amazing!

Margaret Ann said...

Gorgeous color and feel to this piece...Beautiful! :)

silvina said...

Nice! Joseph's Technicolor Burro. : ) Very creative use of color.

PAT MEYER -- said...

Loved the colors that you used to give a personality to each little burro. Thanks for stopping by my blog.