Friday, February 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning

This is the companion piece for Starsweeper, the painting I posted last week. Ultramarine blue (in glass, it is cobalt) is my favorite color, and many of my pieces feature this wonderful hue. So this is for Paint Party Friday's question, do you have a favorite color? The answer is an enthusiastic yes!
Two years ago, both Starsweeper and Spring Cleaning were badly damaged while in the care of a neglectful gallery owner. They are tucked in a corner in my studio and I haven't had the heart to look at them since. This summer, though, I'm going to gather my courage and look at them to see if I can repair them. I'd love to have them back.

35 comments:

Flying Colors said...

Beautiful painting... I clicked on it to see the details...
Love the face of the moon, how the broom emulates the feathers and all the subtle cracks /textures. Also nothing like a red dress!

So is she the one that starts our day?
Thus sweeping the stars away!meg

Tessa said...

What an exquiste illo! Absolutely beautiful..and a wonderful take on today's prompt.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is truly a page out of a children's book! How beautiful. Such wonderful detail and fun! It's great!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very sweet; all of your work is lovely.

sophie philo said...

what a lovely idea.

Diane Duda said...

love this!

carla said...

This is pure magic! Absolutely beautiful!

Indigene said...

It always feels like I wait forever to see your illustrations...that's because they are wonderful, magical and surreal! What amazing talent you have! :)

Lynette said...

Thanks for stopping by, Indigene, and for your lovely thoughts!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work!

tameraabate said...

You are incredibly talented! Your drawings and paintings have so much life and emotion in them. They make you want to sit and wonder.
Tamera

get zapped said...

Spectacular piece. I love the imagery and gentle feel.

✌Rabbit said...

Brilliant. Brought a smile. :)

Yvonne said...

So lovely!

art2cee2 said...

You have done such a fantastic job, and the colors--wonderful! :-)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Lynette!!!! love your piece and I started to do my Spring Cleaning!!! love this time of year....like a fresh new start!!!

Happy PPF

Msartist said...

I love your star sweeper! So beautiful. Beautifully illustrated. Happy PPF! Theresa

Christine said...

this is so nice, love that blue.

ruth said...

The colors in this piece are very striking!

Annabelle said...

This is just grand....a whimsical fairytale land. I love everything about it! Gorgeous work!

Annabelle >^..^<

EVA said...

These are gorgeous!!

They are damaged? Can you paint a new version? They are so charming!

carlarey said...

Both these paintings are so beautiful, and like others said, magical.

Kharlie Bug said...

So pretty! Looks like it's right out of a book. Great attention to detail and lovely texture.

Netty said...

Oh wow am so loving your art. Annette x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

You have such a beautiful whimsical style- I LOVE it!!!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie
P.S. I wish you much luck in your repair attempts :)

Pointy Pix said...

Such a shame they got damaged - i hope you can repair them. This is another gorgeous piece. You have a wonderful creative imagination and your paintings are so beautiful

Melisa said...

Beautiful and whimsical! You'd think a gallery owner would know how to take proper care of paintings. It makes me angry just thinking about it!

Gloria said...

I love this painting. The red dress is just awesome! Great work! I like that she is sweeping. Very nice. Have a great weekend.

Catherine... said...

I love this painting, love the idea..

Heather said...

This is a beautiful painting. I really like the thought behind it!

La Abela said...

The temper sometimes gets damaged due to moisture ... but to me the effects of cracks like me ... is a work prciosa. Saludos

Lynette said...

Thanks to everyone for all your kind word and encouragement about the repair. La Abela, I wish crackeleur (sp?) were the problem. These pieces have that, but it is a lovely effect. The problem here is it looks like a child has taken a blunt instrument and scrawled across the work, taking off several layers of paint and gold leaf. Gosh, I get a knot in my throat just thinking about it. I'll post before and after pics, if I get the courage to look at them!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous work, I love the expression on her face. It is no wonder that you want these beautiful paintings back.

Hybrid J said...

Ah, I'm loving this theme, another sweeper. Fantastic work! ;)

Mary Hysong said...

Beautiful peice; so sorry to hear it was damaged. that is a shame, hope you can repair her and get her back on the wall!