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Monday, June 20, 2011

Wild Thing

This week for the Summer of Color challenge we were supposed to work with the color green. Ugh! I had the hardest time with this one. I realized I hardly EVER work with green. I was so tempted to skip this week. But I signed up for this because I wanted to try and work outside of my comfort zone. This is what I came up with. I know, not my normal thing. Ha! At least I did something. I can now move on to next week.

One fun thing: I was able to play with Tyvek! Yay! The crocodile is Tyvek painted black, ironed and then painted again. That's where all of that cool texture came from. So if nothing else I was able to come up with some textures for another piece later on :)

I've been having some computer problems off and on, but all fixed now. For Paint Party Friday people, sorry I wasn't able to get to you before now. I promise to visit your blogs starting today!  :)

44 comments:

Melisa said...

Well, I love it! I really like the cool greens and blues and the wrinkly old croc.

Micael Chadwick said...

I almost skipped it too! But then I thought it would drive me mad if I did so...

I love how lush your colors are in this.

Good on you, love!

craftattack said...

Wonderful picture and I adore that crocodile, just fantastic! Valerie

Netty said...

Terrific artwork Pam and such a fab crocodile with great texture.

NatashaMay said...
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NatashaMay said...

Sorry about deleting previous comment. :) I have too many pop up windows open and I got mixed up. :)) Anyways, it's so awesome you stuck with the challenge. Love her pose and the crocodile has a great texture.:)

linda said...

This is great! I love the wrinkly crocodile, it looks real! The girl really takes this to another dimension. So glad you stuck with it.

joanna said...

Hi Pam! I have to say this is one of my favorite pieces this week! the colours are so intence and beautiful! you did a wonderful job!

Joanna said...

The crocodile is BRILLIANT! This is a wonderful piece of art for the green theme.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW this is fantastic...so glad you stuck with the green theme...Love the texture of your croc. :)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

That is so great that you just continued on with it...pushing through and letting yourself grow. Awesome. I don't use green often either, so I was right there with you!!

David Allen Waters said...

the beauty of your work continues to amaze and leave me speechless...

<3

Clare said...

peoples perceptions ? when i opened your blog and saw all that green - i went yippee - i love green in all its shades - to me green is a colour of peace and nature and you have captured for me the true essence of this colour in your art work.

Franz said...

Personally I find this painting lovely very well done!
Congrats Pam!

Have a nice week!

Ella said...

I really like this; reminds me of going outside and getting my green thumbs working the soil,soul. :D Then I spy the crocodile...Wow, so intriguing is the dimension! Well Done~

peggy gatto said...

you sure don't have to worry, I am green with envy!!! I cannot paint people or faces, it is too difficult for me. I guess I should try again!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lovkyně said...

this is gorgious! i love it! i like the faces that seem to come out of the background, and i love the idea of a young woman being able to pet a crocodile. it makes me really wonder about the story of this friendship, as a metaphor as well as an actual scene. and, yes, that crocodile texture is awesome. ^_^

Janelle said...

I love this piece. The crocodile is really well done. I want to work with Tyvek soon, I just love the textures that you can create.

Mandy said...

well Pam...seriously...this is amazing...i just wanted to look at it for ages...love everything about it, the skirt is amazing and that croc!!!xxx

JessiVille said...

Wow, so beautiful. From the greens in your girlies' outfit to the cool textured croc. Just fabulous!!! Jessi xox

Roban Studio said...

Hi Pam! You met the challenge very well. The greens are lovely. This is a wonderful work of art~! I especially love the juxtaposition of the girl and the crocodile and how she pets it as if it were a puppy. Also love the face in the background. So very cool! :-)

Pearson Report said...

Pam...you are amazing.
I have loved green (and these two shades in particular) for as long as I can remember.

The gentle and caring way this woman is touching Tyvek gives me tingles.

But..it's what I see behind her that makes this work speak to me...very mysterious and dark...and she is the light and the spirit.

Wow...makes me want to have my own copy to hang in my office...it is soothing, inspiring, and calming...yet it has intense energy...

I'm always astonished and truly moved by your creations.

Hugs, Jenny

NaNa said...

Ohhhh... This is so delicate. Beautiful.

art2cee2 said...

Fantastic take on the color green! :-)

Alis Clair said...

I love this so much. Serenity with a bite!!! The croc is fab.
xx

Bill said...

How absolutely cool! I love the alligator!

Melinda said...

I love how you used tyvek to create the texture, such a lovely piece.

Terrie said...

It's such a feeling of accomplishment to finish something that challenges us or pulls us out of our comfort zone. Good for you - I sure couldn't tell you weren't comfortable because it's lovely. Next week I'll be in your position - what the heck do I do with pink??

Liette alias Pixelle said...

it is so delicate...so unique...that beauty is in the texture...you have it and it is perfect...see you nex week.xx

aichaku-愛着 said...

your paintings are wonderful! i love the expressive feeling of movement in them and the colours too.

Kristin said...

Uh. WOW. So happy you played with green anyway as this is truly stunning. It really reminds me of a classic painting and the addition of that croc with it's amazing detail is just beautiful. This is so fabulous. Looking forward to seeing your Pink ;) xo

Lori Saul said...

So wonderful! I love the cool greens and lush swampy feel!

Magic Love Crow said...

Pam, I think you did a beautiful job! I truly love it ;o) Take Care ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Pam, I think you did a beautiful job! I truly love it ;o) Take Care ;o)

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like you were pretty darn comfortable to me! she's a beauty!

Chris said...

Stunning and so clever... love your amazing crocodile :D

Chris said...

Stunning and so clever... love your amazing crocodile :D

Jo Murray said...

You certainly overcame your distate for gree, and produced a great piece.

Julie said...

I really like this piece, very mysterious.

Carmen said...

I've never heard of tyvek tal but that croc looks amazing so maybe I have to go in search :D

Thank you for coming to visit me on my blog and all your lovely words. Am a bit delayed in saying that as it has been... well... a strange week to say the least. I love your stuff though - am going to go get a cuppa and have a browse - methinks you got yourself a new stalker :)

Sandi said...

Great piece! You had me with the wrinkly old croc!

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

Hello Pam,
why so reluctant to green? The result is amazing. The structured surface of the crocodile makes it look very realistic. Again, this picture wears something mysterious and unconscious in it, enhanced by the dark half face on the right ... I like it!

Noemi said...

After seeing this piece I think you should try to use green more often as this is very beautiful.

creatingme said...

I think the green looks stunning!