Apr 24, 2015

DC: Coat



apparently
these coats have a life of their own
a very colorful life

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Patrice is our lovely host this weekend 
for drawing challenge

which reminds me, my wood shed needs a coat of stain
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40 comments:

  1. I love the colourful world you have created with the two magic coats standing so proudly in the middle. Valerie

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    1. hi Valerie,
      i so enjoy that you find them to be magical coats, i was wondering how people would feel about this piece, coats without people.

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  2. Beautiful painted with lovely colors! Spring, I can sense spring here :)
    I would like to wear the blue coat with the red pockets :)

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    1. so glad you enjoyed this viola.how fun that you would like to wear the blue coat. I think that i would enjoy wearing both coats .

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  3. such a great and creative way to fill in the challenge. Love those bright colours!

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    1. thank you denthe, they are bright colors eh.

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  4. I LOVE this piece!
    Tammie, thank you for visiting.. Sandhill cranes.. I am not familiar with them.. I would love to see the babies... Have you ever photographed them?
    fondly,
    Penny

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    1. hi Penny, I have never photographed the baby cranes, never seen them up close. If they notice me, they take flight. I find their calls to sound prehistoric.

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  5. I like the orange coat but I think the blue coat is a bit bossy and seems to be hurrying the orange coat with the pull of its arm, or so I think the story behind this. I really like the vibrant colors in this piece. I like how you always have colorful mountains in your drawings. there's no mountains in nyc, or at least not real ones so I can never say I've seen real mountains but I like your interpretations.

    hope you're having a lovely day.

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    1. hi Lissa, i enjoyed your interpretation of this piece, fun to consider. You are the first person to tell me that they have not seen mountains. So glad you enjoy my interpretation. As a child, I had an art class and i made the mountains peaks very pointed. The teacher yelled at me in front of the class saying "look outside, do you see mountains with pointed peaks, no, they are rounded!". I do believe i cried from being yelled at and embarrassed, but i knew pointed peaks existed, i just could sense it. Sure enough, some mountains have very pointed peaks. Mean art teacher.

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  6. The mountains are lovely as is the green path......then we have the coats - what a story we have here - did they have owners? what happened to the owners - are they invisible inside the coats? there must be a magic spell? What enchantment you create.

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    1. yes, what a story and i can not tell you what it is. I just thought of coat and this is what came to me. Sometimes a painting will take days to tell me what it is about for me.
      I think you might be right, a magic spell.

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  7. I just love this! There's something very provocative in the imagery ... reminds me of a loved one who's focus in life was the surface-stuff. I'm enjoying reading the perceptions of others here and will likely return to read more!

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    1. I am enjoying hearing from you all, any thoughts and feelings about this piece. art touches each of us differently. i even thought this piece could be spooky to some people.
      so are you considering that a person who's main focus is surface stuff could end up in a realm with just that?

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  8. such a bright and happy drawing!
    they do like they have a life of their own
    they seem at ease in their surroundings
    all chatting on the go

    thanks for joining!
    xx

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  9. I adore your headless coats! It's a story in itself -- wondering where they are going or where they have been!

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  10. Oh, lovely! I love the thought of these two fine ladies promenading down a meandering meadow path. Also love the blue-greens you've used Tammie. I must try to paint with more vibrant colours. X

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    1. I have a new set of watercolors, Grumbacher, if i don't mix the colors.... they are bright! lovely to work with, it is the transparent pan set.

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  11. haha, yes they do seem to have even a personality, the orange one a bit shy and dreamy, and a more self assured blue one.
    great funny pair those two.

    again i loooove your mountains Tammie, xx

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    1. i so enjoy how people find different things in each coat.
      thank you for loving the mountains, they are colorful and inviting.

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  12. I love the beauty and colors in your paintings and the way you tell stories with the pictures Leena

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    1. thank you Leena.
      yes they often tell a story and i don't always know what it is, like this one. I just let my imagination go, i bet with time it will have more meaning for me, that has been happening often to me. as though some part of myself is being expressed and needs or wants my attention.

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  13. You are right, Tammie. I did find this a bit haunting at first, even though the colours are so vibrant and full of life. The coats could be meandering down memory lane...ghosts from the past recalling life...

    A lovely piece though. It provokes deep thought and makes us pause to ask questions! Once again, clever!

    Your art teacher sounds like she had never seen mountains.

    I'm glad you didn't listen to her.

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  14. perhaps you are right Renee, perhaps he had never seen mountains only hills.
    I wondered about headless coats. thank you for your thoughts and perceptions.

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  15. Oh what beautiful coats, they looks so graceful, enjoying a peaceful stroll!

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  16. Hi Tammie...so gorgeous..surreal and magical! The mushrooms are also very magical and the whole scenery carries a special vibrancy!
    Wonderfully inspiring as always!
    hugs
    V

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  17. Thank you Tammie, for your most welcome visit and kind thoughts...
    blessings,
    Penny

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  18. I love this drawing, beautiful colours

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  19. very strong image!
    x Stefanie

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  20. Nice post. You coats have their own personality:)

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  21. Hi Tammie. I've just finished reading a book about a woman who becomes invisible. Wouldn't that be weird.
    Your painting would have made a great cover for the book! xo

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  22. there you go! paint the coats on, dear! ;-))).
    what a bright road to encounter coat ghosts too...
    n♥

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  23. So beautiful, so unique!!!

    Happy Sunday!!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  24. This is such a wonderful piece, Tammie. I LOVE the magic and beautiful mystery always found within your artwork. :)
    xx

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  25. lovely whimsical piece Tammie!

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  26. I am wondering, what stories those coats might tell each oher? and I would love to follow them secretly, to overhear what they are talking about. strong image!

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  27. This would make a great Story. Thank you! Lucia

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  28. Oh goodness, I'm so enjoying all your watercolors from these past few weeks. How do you ever stay so inspired?! That's so amazing and wonderful. I wish I could be. These coats are awesome. They're so brightly colored, I love them! Very fun painting!

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  29. Not apparently. Surely they have their own life! You gave, with your brushes! :)

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So lovely of you to drop by! I love hearing from you~