2007-09-28

Dream Me


(Mixed media. Acrylic ink, water colours and gouache. 31 x 41 cm)
500 kr

i walked into your dream
and now i've forgotten
how to dream my own dream

(Tori Amos, "Mother", Little Earthquakes, 1992. Full lyrics.)

For Illustration Friday - "The Blues".

I started on this last weekend, but did not know quite how to finish it. Tonite, though, I only needed to add a few details, inspired by the IF theme, and voila! there she was!

The colours are slightly darker in reality and the few dark red details seem to have disappeared altogether - why is it so difficult to take a good photograph of a painting?! But I do hope the feelings behind this painting is conveyed anyway.

15 kommentarer:

Melissa Kojima sa...

Beautiful blue!

carra sa...

Melissa: Thank you! I love to work with blues :)

Perriette sa...

I love that Tori Amos album. Your piece indeed invokes the blues, as well as a dream-like quality.

Gisan sa...

Otroligt hur talande en "enfärgad" målning kan vara. Så vacker med ett djup som sveper bort med mig...

alex sa...

Wonderful texture, and a very unique take on the blues...really refreshing!

carra sa...

Perriette: I love that album too, and she's been a muse (as well as a Sister) to me ever since.

Gisan: Tack! Jag gillar att arbeta med en begränsad palett, det utmanar mig på ett nyttigt sätt :)

Alex: Thank you! That makes me happy to hear.

isay sa...

your painting is telling something about bluer than blue.....

ohh yes i am having problems taking picture of my own paintings, too.

carra sa...

Isay: Thank you, I really like your interpretation.

studio lolo sa...

beautiful, very under the sea-ish! It's a very fluid piece Carra.
Thank you for your kind comments :)

enigma sa...

i love the blue!

carra sa...

Studio Lolo: Thanks! And you're welcome :)

Enigma: Thank you! Blue has always been my favourite colour :)

Liz Jones sa...

Gorgeous!

carla sa...

This is such a wonderfully moody piece, perfect with the Tori Amos words.

Angela Rockett sa...

This is lovely. I love the colors and the subtle textures and the moodiness.

carra sa...

Liz: Thanks! :)

Carla: Thank you! Tori is forever an inspiration to me. This song has meant a lot to me.

Angela: Thank you! And to think I was almost ready to give it up - but the IF theme was the last piece of the puzzle, so to speak.