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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ALWAYS on the Day before I Have to Go the Office ...

I decided to psychedelicize the wasp ...

This is another oldie I would like to re-work. I'd keep the same composition, but change the colors.

And another one that is crying to be re-done. This is from my botanical stage. :)

Still working on detailed sketch.

Possible values for background

More of my scribbled sketching

It seems the day before I head to the office, my mind is full of ideas that I want to paint. After a day slaving over hot mouths, so to speak, I am too drained to do any decent painting, so it's a bit frustrating.
The sketches are for a landscape I'd like to do, inspired by the movie "The Name of the Rose". I LOVED it - the scenery, the characters, the plot, the time period ...  I would call the era the end of the Dark Ages, still very grim, but with some intellectual light peeking through. The protagonist is a rebel, almost a heretic, and the story revolves around several mysterious and bizarre murders at an abbey. It brings in aspects of medieval peasant and religious life, religious schisms so prevalent in the era, the Inquisition, and many other sub-plots. All is set in the depths of winter, in an isolated abbey in northern Italy. The scenery and cinematography are fabulous! Parts were filmed at the Rocca di Calascio in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is this bleakness and darkness, yet with a glimmer of light, that I will be trying to portray.

As always, your comments are most welcome. :)

15 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I know instantly the atmosphere of that book/movie! I loved it! So interesting to see what your landscape would look like!

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  2. I came to see if you were having fun- and you are!
    love
    tweedles

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  3. I saw the movie many years ago and you expressed the feeling of it very well. When I see all these works in progress / to be redone etc. it is like looking in my own drawer :-) with the difference that I think many of yours are already perfect. The corn is fabulous ! xx

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  4. You have some great stuff here - I wouldn't rework the corn, but just slowly build up more kernels (do you know the word kernel looks wrong no matter how you spell it? ha ha) and darken some of the husks. I loved that movie, too! Hope you get time to paint while you have a few days break.

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  5. What a feast for the yes! A beautiful collection. I especially love the cows and the corn. Just lovely!! :0)

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  6. Tienes un montón de trabajo, así que no te vas a aburrir.Me encanta la escena de las vacas, y como dice la compañera arriba, el maíz esta muy bien, quizás solo tocar las hojas. Ciao

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  7. Love the pieces you have happening here, Kathryn!
    Although I'm no fan of wasps in person, I like your rendition!

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  8. It is great to have lots of ideas, I often design the pictures when I am walking. Just keep the ideas they will give you that spark to start the day. Have fun with the reworking it is always a new adventure.

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  9. Fancy work getting in the way of painting - how dare it! :)
    Looking forward to seeing a raft of new work - soon :) xx

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  10. I am so glad I can follow your artistic life! To see the world with your eyes is a treasure!
    Big hug to you

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  11. Hello Kathryn:) Those cows! Beautiful. And so is the wasp and the corn. I love your work:) I'm curious to see these after they are reworked.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. love the corn katharyn ...not seen it before .. you seem to be playing with stripes and bgs ..fun

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  13. These are all wonderful, Kathryn....I Love the cows!!!! The reflections are amazing and Love the corn as well!! Excellent job!!!

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  14. Thank you for your visit to my blog the other day. I greatly appreciate the comment you left. I am looking forward to seeing your landscape when done! Also your horse portrait is simply stunning! Beautifully done. Oh, and i shall also look up the movie you mentioned. It sounds terrific.

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