Thursday, 16 February 2012

Landscrape


What's occuring?

I've come over all Welsh. Tidy.

Well, perhaps that's a slight exaggeration, but this is the first of two pieces inspired by the singing in the valleys, the daffodils and the burly men playing rugby like their life depended on it. I'm also writing in a Welsh accent - can you tell?

So, while I was seeking inspiration for the Postcard Challenge - I found a photograph of Snowdonia online - one of those magical scenes where the sun has managed to find a way through the stormy skies lighting up the landscape from underneath the clouds in a slightly other-worldly fashion.

It's been a while since I attempted to paint the great outdoors and so to make it doubly hard on myself I decided not to use a paintbrush! I got my palette knife out and dragged and stippled the acrylics then touched up with oil pastels. The rocks and dry stone wall though had a secret ingredient to help add a little texture....

So, this could be my postcard... but I've had another slightly more ridiculous idea that I am about to attempt... If you come back tomorrow and there's not one of the Bee Gees on here then it all went horribly wrong...

You're getting this for Paint Party Friday on a Thursday night (it's that new blog party thing - you must have heard of it?!)

PS - See that button on my sidebar... the one at the top... ?

35 comments:

  1. This painting is deeeeeeeeeeelicious! Scrumptious texture. I hope THIS is the postcard! *smiles* Norma

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  2. Love your Welsh accent - it's so lyrical. Your landscape has a wonderful free flowing feel about it, you have managed to play with the colours and the palette knife creating a loose mix of colour and mood. And your writing - always a delight!

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  3. This is amazing!! i love this painting!! I love the texture and the looseness!! And you're accent's not too bad either ;-)

    xoEsther

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  4. That's so funny - I actually read your post in a Welsh accent (in my head obvs as I'm sitting at my desk at work!)

    I love this piece the colours are fabulous and it's really raw and (can't think of the word but it captures the mood of the lanscape!)

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  5. Fabulous landscape, loving the ruggedness of it. Beautiful artwork. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  6. What a beautiful landscape Lisa! My; there isn't anything you cannot do. Have a good weekend. xxoo

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  7. Wow... looks like straight of of a fantasy book. Absolutely stunning work, the colors are amazing!

    // - T.W -

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  8. Lovely landscape ~ love the colors and textured look ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

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  9. I am loving your blog makeover and your new profile portrait Lisa :)
    I am also loving this landscape. We have just booked a cottage in Wales for a week in May:)
    I have signed up for your mystery email......

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  10. Your landscaped postcard of Wales is wonderful. Don't forget to add a bit of singing to your cards from Wales too..my family is from there and everyone, I mean everyone, sings!

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  11. This is just beautiful! I love the texture a palette knife gives!

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  12. Oh how gorgeous is this! I'm am totally blown away by the richness of your colors and textures- just GORGEOUS work!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  13. What a fantastic work!
    The colors and flow and textures. It is remarkable.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

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  14. stunning! love the bits of purple at the base of the hill! happy ppf!

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  15. The depth with the texture adds so much to your wonderful landscape. You have me very curious about what your next post will have in it!

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  16. Your landscape is beautiful, very vivid colors and a dreamy feel.

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  17. Breath-taking!
    Love the wonderful textural effect you gained by giving up your paintbrush! Awesome results!
    Also loved how you called this a "landscrape!" :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  18. This is great, Lisa! Love that stormy sky. The bits of yellow draw your eye right into the painting!

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  19. Somehow I had expected a girl and then I saw this stunning landscape. So beautiful - and reminds me of many years back (sometime in the late eighties) when I climbed Mount Snowden on a rather grey day. I will sign up for your mystery mail...

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  20. Fabulous! You are one multi-talented lady! tfs, Hsppy PPF :) x

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  21. Okay...that last sentence cracked me up. You should just burst into meetings, say that, and then leave.

    Love the landscape.

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  22. Is it wrong that the minute I see What's Occurring I think of Gavin and Stacey... simply the funniest show ever... and very tidy post all round... great painting... and anytime there is a mention of rugby boys you will have my attention... nice teasing with the button at the top too... better get the news out there soon or I will burst with the anticipation!!!

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  23. I love painting, color and texture. Everything married so well together.

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  24. The great outdoors painting is marvelous! You must keep painting those gorgeous nature scenes!

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  25. Oh My Lisa...this painting is extraordinary!!! Pure magnificent bliss...don't stop there..this is epic..wow!!Keep em coming...this is amazing!
    wow
    wow
    wow
    I LOVE it!
    V~

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  26. This is beautiful! I can feel the emotion in it.

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  27. Beautiful Lisa, love your style!!!

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  28. that is absolutely gorgeous. I love the intensity of it.

    Happy PPF!

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  29. I used to live near the Welsh border and the mention of the accent made me smile. :)
    Beautiful landscape-

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  30. I super duper like this, Lisa!
    ....and the title of your post.....wonderfully clever little pun! I love puns!

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  31. Spectacular landscape! Love the colours and the intensity. Absolutely gorgeous!

    (Filling in with oil pastels? How very intriguing!)

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  32. This painting has so much feeling. I love standing in the middle of it and just being there. Wow, Blessings, Janet PPF

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  33. I love your beautiful landscape with it's stormy sky. Well done Lisa. Your work is always awesome. Have a great week.

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  34. Oh and no I haven't seen Van Gogh's work in person. Of course I would love too some day. By the way there are still 5 left to go. tee hee.:)

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  35. S we pt away to a magical land ....Wales.
    I travelled there in the summer of 1977 and it reminded me so much of Cape Breton Island back home....your painting takes me back to that time.....looks just like it.Lovely work and I see your secret elements truly worked the magic in it's creation.

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