Monday, September 18, 2006


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I was inspired by wedding news!

I painted two hearts and cut one vertically and one horizontally and wove them together. Then painted a background which was a b&w printout of roses with a color wash painted over. Painted scraps for a frame. Tweaked in Photoshop till I was happy with it.

Feedback welcome.


Blogger ValGalArt said...

I am so glad that you made this I was worried that you were going to say it was created digitally and my eyes are telling me this was lovingly made by hand! Oh good my eyes don't deceive... Beautiful and sweet!!!

September 18, 2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I like the weaving aspect of it. Very much a part of love.

September 18, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger paloma said...

Muy bello tu trabajo!, los colores y ese corazón tan enamorado...
Un gran abrazo de colores


September 18, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I LOVE this! Beautiful work! Mary :-D

September 18, 2006 8:10 PM  
Blogger Adolfo said...

Muy buenas esta ilustración del corazón y la de la mariposa la cual es muy delicada y sutiles los colores, sin embargo veo una notoria diferencia entre esos dos estilos o conceptos comparados con las ilustraciones de abajo por ejemplo con la de la computadora y la mano, te felicito, un saludo Fito

September 19, 2006 6:49 AM  
Blogger pixelpalette said...

Thank you for the "Love"!!!
This is so beautiful. I love the texture, colors, and the ingenuity. Very sweet ineed.
We are smoking your County's Sage. Time for a rain dance.

September 19, 2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger chippamunkey said...

OMG! I love this!!! It's beautiful. I am actually getting married in december 2007 and this is PERFECT FOR A WEDDING! great job!

September 19, 2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

With my current interest in collage I'm all over this one! It's clever and well designed and I love the textural details.

September 19, 2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger MR.C said...

wow, muy bien, gran trabajo

September 19, 2006 10:44 PM  
Blogger Issi said...

Hello Ventura :o) beautiful, very nice colours and great idea. My chicken is 1 in the story but I think will more :o) Best Wishes, Issi

September 19, 2006 11:52 PM  
Blogger Ester said...

This is great! So creative, and your use of photoshop is superb, I can't really distinguish what you've done with the digital additions, it's so well integrated.

September 20, 2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger DEW said...

This is just great! I really like the texture and the color composition. It was really wonderful how you blended the two hearts together! What kind of tweaking did you do in Photoshop?

I also just loved your "Change" composition. I ditto all the comments including the one about carrying the one branch to the left. That was such a great idea and you executed wonderfully! I also will not look at other's ideas. I have that same rule. The only problem with that is that if I don't post till Sunday night then I don't get to see many people's illo's. I have the world's slowest internet connection (we're in the middle of no where and are too cheap to pay for satellite internet!!) I go "dark" during the week because I have a job that I can't connect to the internet for personal purposes, long hours and a 2.5 hour commute. Luckily today I got home a bit early so I can surf (slowly) a bit.

Keep up the fantatic work - I love looking at your art - it is very fresh and clean and I wish I had half of your talent!

September 20, 2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger Vexxxy said...

Darn it! I tried to comment earlier today and apparently it didn't get through.

Just wanted to say I really love this particular piece of work. It's so beautiful and the time and effort put into it makes it all the more gorgeous.
Simply stunning.

September 20, 2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger madmyke said...

Great man, I'm all about the love thats good stuff man, speaking of love...I love your work.

September 21, 2006 5:57 AM  
Blogger CAS said...

Beautiful texture, beautiful use of colour. I'm getting over a broken relationship at the moment and this serves a reminder that life really does go on ...

September 21, 2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Soooo cool! This reminds me of construction paper placemats we used to weave when we were children. Not that your art is primitive or childlike, it just brought back a good memory! Thanks for your nice comment on my "Change" illustration.

September 21, 2006 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cool! I love that hand-made quality to it!

September 21, 2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

love the style!! beautiful piece.

September 21, 2006 11:25 PM  
Blogger georg said...

Very beautiful and extraordinary heart.

September 23, 2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger shadowsandclouds said...

i agree, so nice it's woven by hand, lovely rich colours too, like it lots!

September 25, 2006 2:02 AM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

I really am enjoying you collage style. Wonderful illo and sentiment.

September 26, 2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Alex Senna said...

Hey, you got a great blog, nice illustrations. Congratulations man.
See ya.

September 29, 2006 5:55 AM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

excellent composition. love is never a bad thing.


October 01, 2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

I like the whole thing, the weaving together and the imperfections are attributes of love. Nice subtle coloration, too.

October 12, 2006 2:17 PM  

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