Monday, March 8, 2010

Ocean Life No 4















This is the latest piece in the Ocean Life series, gouache on black paper. Is it going too far in the direction of kitsch? It has a kind of woodcut touch which I quite like. I could do it as a lino cut, using printing ink instead of lino cut ink, because if it is resistant to water, I can color the print afterwards.

17 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Teeming seems to be the operative word here.

Exuberant Color said...

I like woodcuts too. It is very nice.

Jacky said...

Yes, they do look like woodcuts/lino cuts. I think they are beautiful, love all the intricate patterns in the backgrounds and your fish is wonderful.

Jacky xox

Chris Gray said...

...it would take me ages to cut that one in lino!...

Approachable Art said...

I love this and I think it would make a gorgeous lino block print!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Be still my heart!
I LOVE this.

Melanie said...

This is a very beautiful and uplifting picture-it appeals to the child in me. I love the way you have put your colours together-I want to cuddle the turtle!! Really lovelyx

Fiona said...

This is not going too far. It's lovely just the way it is.

Martha Marshall said...

No no no no noooo! Not going too far! It is magical. I can't even imagine doing a lino block of this. Reduction, or several blocks? Interesting thought. A big challenge but it would be so worth it!

Diane N said...

I like this one very much. I don't think it is too much. It makes me happy to look at it. It does have a bit of a woodblock feel to it.

Rayna said...

Simply smashing. You mean it's NOT a woodblock print ?? LOL

Michele said...

Hi Eva, I think this is just gorgeous! Love the color, and the sort of African/South American feel. Michele

Deborah said...

This is spectacular! I love everything about it!

Karen S said...

All those colors make my heart sing!

Judy said...

This is a wonderful piece Eva! I'm not sure how I missed this post of yours, but I'm glad I've found it now! Beautiful!! Marvelous!!!

xo

yveline said...

kitsch?????? comment pouvez-vous dire cela....c'est aussi colore que les Caraibes et les pays d'Amerique Centrale. BRAVO!

Cobalt Violet said...

I love the color and especially the movement! Very exciting piece!