Mar 12, 2011

Golden Realm of Blue Skies


when ones heart 
includes all life
experience
a golden realm of blue skies
between each creature
mushroom flower unicorn
and fairy
even owl and trees
wee tiny deer
is a life of
heartfelt existence
one where joy and peace exists as the spirit of life
all are welcome
~



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I feel like a beginner stumbling along. Do I paint over the deer in yellow and under the trees too?
What is the order to coloring? Ha, so much to learn!

This was done on Canson Acrylic 185 lb. 12"x16" Montval paper. 
Thick as can be!
No warping
accepted watercolor and acrylics
~

yellow is a color I have rarely worn
or used in art
it was so cheerful lovely and inviting
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49 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful -- and complex -- composition! Lovely textures, and so many charming details: I'm especially enchanted by the deer and the red-capped mushroom furthest to the right ... reminds me of one of my favorites from Disney's Fantasia. This one is irresistible -- what fun!

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  2. I so love the deer curled up there...and the face on the unicorn is just precious. great piece, lots to look at too! magic....have a great day! xo

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  3. anno,

    ah, you are too kind.
    I do like this, because it is kind of magical and yes it was much more complicated in composition than I have tried and oh did i run into troubles! I can't think of everything in advance and plan on it. But I am learning..... and still so much fun. And when things are challenging there is a feeling of experience that is tangible, like life attempted and explored. I like that.

    Heather ~

    Fun that you enjoyed the unicorns face. I drew horses when I was a child... but it is like starting all over!

    Tammie

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  4. I love your play with such wonderful words...very interesting. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  5. Tammie!!! This is a gorgeous piece! I am just loving soaking up all the little touches, the colors are divine, the horse is perfect and I love the wee little deer! Darnit you just keep getting better and better my friend! This piece makes me LONG for the woods, a good woodland ramble must be undertaken SOON!

    You are so blossoming with your Art!

    Thank you so much for the evening smile!

    Smile to you too!

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  6. It's a beautiful piece, Tammie!:)
    Yellow is a delightful color, and you used it very well! I wish i could live in such magical place and have a unicorn as my pet~:)

    have a nice day!

    Sunny.

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  7. PS - I forgot to say last night, that i love seeing the yellow here in your work, it is such a cheerful color....I dont use it that much either, but now you have inspired me too.

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  8. Hi Tammie...gorgeous gorgeous..my kind of scene..Id totally LOve to jump into that painting and visit magical kindreds! Beautiful! I have soft spot for unicorns and have had special visitations from them..so peaceful..such wonderful guiding spirits of the enchanted realm! beautiful painting..you have captured my heart once again!

    I know what you mean! I have come to adore yellow...Yellows seems to want to cover my canvas when i first paint..and I find it gives quite a beautiful underglow ! and also just yellow in general is so beautiful and magnifying! your painting has a powerful illumination energy to it! Gorgeous!!

    have a magnificent day!
    Kiki

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  9. Mary Helen,
    Thank you for enjoying my words/poem, that is fun for me to hear.

    Julia,

    Thank you for your inspired message! It is fun to hear that you think I am getting better. I have had my doubts about this piece. Such a endeavor to fill in all the space with art! How wonderful that it makes you want to be in the woods, but maybe not cutting and hauling wood, eh ;-}

    Thank you~


    Sunny,

    Thank you! Yellow is so new to me, delightfully new.

    Heather,

    so fun that you are inspired to use yellow!


    Ms. Kiki,

    How fun that you would like to be in this scene. That just makes me smile. Wow, visitations from unicorns... that is one I have not had. How wonderful!

    So you have come to adore yellow, so fun that you have used it as under coats also. You are right it glows through. I had no idea, it is like a new presence or friend.

    smiles to you all!

    Tammie

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  10. lovely fantasy picture. interesting to see how the colour came in.

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  11. Truly magical! This brings out my inner child and makes me want to run and play in the magical woods.

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  12. Wow - so much magic in this picture! (I love those shoes... great details)

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Tammie!!!! what a wonderful dream place this is....I love this piece!!!! beautiful colours too!!! well done!!!

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  14. How clever you are!! A wonderful work of art! I'm getting so cheerful each time I step into your blog.. so much happiness and joy to find here.. :)
    The deer once I saw it melted my heart..! :)

    Peace and love, Viola :)

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  15. Wow, so beautiful! Awesome work on the coloring, looks so fairytale'esque~
    The mushrooms and the curled up deer are too cute too... X3

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  16. Very magical and reminds me of those medieval tapestries... great job...

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  17. Interesting composition, The details are very good. Love the little deer curled up. What order to paint in for me depends on what medium I am using. With Acrylics I like doing the background first, with watercolor I do the background last.

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  18. Love this precious piece - it would be a great card or ATC. It is so soft and the fairy realm is so lovely!

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  19. Thanks for showing the progression of this painting. I love seeing paintings in progress. I love the little mushrooms in the front.

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  20. lovely and magical world you've created here. I like the curve of her shoe.

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  21. What a charming image! I feel a sense of peaceful adventure in it … and find myself entering from the path you left open for us. :)

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  22. Lovely sketch and a great start to painting it! I like yellow under most of my paintings too, and I usually let a little of it show through the other layers. Have a wonderful Sunday! xoxo

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  23. Very magical!! I especially love the little touches - the deer, the mushrooms, her shoes!

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  24. I sure would love to visit a place as pretty as this, it looks so inviting and peaceful, the kind of place you could just stay forever :)

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  25. Ooh love it so much - especially the little fawn. What a wonderful picture - that yellow makes it all glow with magic.

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  26. This is such a beautiful painting Tammie, however you decided to paint it :D All techniques vary depending on how people feel it works for them. This has definitely worked for you, love it :D

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  27. love seeing the painting in process - your poetry always fits so well with your artwork! I also absolutely love your Earth girl in the previous post!!!! Spectacular.
    cheers, dana

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  28. LOVE it, love it, love it, Tammie! Great job. REALLY love the dear all curled up. :) Happy Sunday.

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  29. Your illo is soft and whimsical, very pretty.

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  30. I'm enjoying your new painting....I want to go there!! I love the little curled up deer and the unicorn! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  31. How FABULOUS! I really and truly love this magical piece. :) That little deer is adorable - and a unicorn...awesome! Theresa

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  32. oh this is lovely, it reminds me of some thing really fairytailish - I image the edge of the book with a little old trim. Love the little fawn.

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  33. Beautiful. Thank you for showing us your process :)

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  34. love her house...it reminds me of your house..

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  35. I immediately smiled when I saw your piece, awesomeness!

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  36. Love the composition here... fabulous choice of colors in its expression. Great piece!

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  37. Tammie, this painting is divine. I love every little thing about it, especially the sleeping fawn! You did such a wonderful job with this. :) oxx

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  38. Sometimes I feel like there's a pair of wings on each of our backs, whether it's a feather wings, butterfly wings or fairy wings :) Reaching out to the spirit of life...

    She's magical and I love your unicorn!

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  39. ...I love fairies...and I love your rendering of one. I've been playing with them in sketchbooks but haven't found my style for one yet. I love what you've done...the unicorn is magnificent as well. I love the serenity.

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  40. I love the whole feel to this picture, it's fab!

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  41. oh the unicorn...
    does the unicorn happen to have a diary?
    i'd like to read it.

    xoxo

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  42. I love all things yellow, very pretty!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Wishing you a very lucky day! G

    www.takeahappybreak.com

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  43. i love this so much!
    even in yellow!
    xoxo

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  44. I like this painting, very pretty!

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  45. I agree with the comments above regarding the little sweet deer curled up--so precious! I also really like how you've given the ground texture and light with the added flowers--I love how they are on the white path as well. I think it's the flowers that give this whole scene an ethereal quality. The layout of the composition as well is very well done--all the shapes and implied lines perfect, creating relationships between the different elements of your painting.

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  46. Dearest Tammie~ You and your art are beautiful magical twins! xo

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  47. Tammie! I'd love to visit your enchanted forest. The deer looks so cozy all curled up there. And the unicorn's face looks mighty regal. I love the dappled whites and greens upon your golden grass. Wonderful!

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  48. I love how the finished picture came out. So whimsical and fun to look at!

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