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Monday, October 27, 2008

Ibises (Updated)

Inspired by my photo from Big Branch Marsh NWR from a couple of weekends ago...

"Ibises"
8x10" acrylic on canvasboard

(Update, Sept. 2010; Donated to Robert Bateman.)

45 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Very simple and elegant. Love it.

Lisa said...

Oh, this is SO beautiful, Lana! I love it.

virtual voyage said...

I'm with Charles - telling image.

debra said...

Lana, your work has a wonderfully quiet feeling to it. I love it.

Lana Gramlich said...

All; Thanks for the kind comments. :)

Shauna Roberts said...

Beautiful!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow, I thought it was a photo when I first looked at it.

You are so talented!

photonz said...

You have quite a range. This is special in its simplicity and monochromatic palatte.

David Cranmer said...

Ditto for me. I thought I was looking at a photo at first. Absolutely beautiful!

Lana Gramlich said...

shauna & drowsey; Thank you!

paul; Thanks. :) Originally I was going to try to reproduce the photo as closely as I could, but I got to this point & knew it was done.

roadgurl5 said...

bee-you-tee-ful! I thought it was a photo at first!

Tabib said...

Awesome!
I love how you did it with b&w and background matte.

david mcmahon said...

That is pure grace and sheer elegance, Lana.

Lana Gramlich said...

roadgurl5 & david; Thank you. :)

tabib; Thanks. "Birds on white backgrounds" is kind of a theme for me, but this was the first time I used a flock of birds instead of just one.

Chrissy said...

Beautifully simple, its lovely and I do love your mermaids below. I love fantasy subjects :)

Demon Hunter said...

Whoa they look so real. Wonderful painting, Lana. :-D

Lana Gramlich said...

david cranmer; Apologies--I didn't see your comment there! Thank you kindly.

chrissy; Thanks. I'd kind of gotten away from fantasy subjects, as they're hard to sell where I live, but I love them, too, so I deserve to indulge. :)

dh; Thank you!

Steve Malley said...

Quite lovely. I'd love to see them on a much bigger scale, maybe a canvas three or four feet wide.

Lana Gramlich said...

steve; Blarg! I don't know if I have it in me to "work big" anymore, although I do entertain the notion now & again!

Miladysa said...

This is beautiful Lana.

I think it would make a lovely textile design too :D

Christina said...

That is amazing. Nature is such a perfect art. There are so many beautiful things in life.

Lana Gramlich said...

miladysa; Thanks. You've got a good idea there!

christina; Thank you. Yes, I think often that there's nothing more beautiful than nature, itself. I gave up painting for about 10 years on that premise, alone. Anything I could create would be a paltry imitation, at best. I learned that there's a place for artistic expression, too, however.

letspaintnature.com said...

Wonderful "in flight" painting! They look so calm and peaceful. Are they migrating?

Lana Gramlich said...

chris; Thanks. No...They're year round natives to the gulf coast area. I've linked up a page about them to the title of the painting, for more info.

Michele Wassell said...

Great Blog with Beautiful Photos and interesting posts.. :)

T.R. said...

unbelievably graceful...I get lost in that piece. I love it!!

Lana Gramlich said...

michele; Welcome to my blog & thanks for your kind comments. :)

t.r.; Thanks. Like just about everything else, it is for sale, if you're interested. ;)

Donnetta Lee said...

Oh, and I wish I were flying away with them! So pretty. D

Lana Gramlich said...

donnetta; Thanks. :)

Avery DeBow said...

In another's hand the starkness of color could have made the piece seem bleak, but you've created an ethereal, otherworldly scene. Very nice.

laughingwolf said...

really neat, lana :D

Lana Gramlich said...

avery & laughingwolf; Thanks much. :)

Bird said...

Stunning, it has that quiet brooding wintry feel.

Lana Gramlich said...

bird; Thanks. :)

blogopics said...

wow cool... I love it

Lana Gramlich said...

blogopics; Thank you. :) Like most of the artwork on my blog, it's for sale.

T.R. said...

Ohhhhh you temptress you!

Lana Gramlich said...

t.r.; *LOL* Well...what's painting without patrons, after all?

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I wish I had a spare cent... This is stunning. You are on a roll girl!

Lana Gramlich said...

michelle; Thanks. Unfortunately the recent economic turmoil is really effecting us creative types, but I have an event tonight this will be going to, so my fingers are crossed!

Billy said...

That is one cool orb weaver. Spectacular pic, Lana!

Lana Gramlich said...

billy; Thank you. Hope to see you at Arts Evening tonight! :)

Vesper said...

Lana, I find this breathtaking... I would just sit and watch it for hours, filled by the poetry of their flight...

Lana Gramlich said...

Vesper; Thank you kindly! It is for sale (as previously mentioned,) if you'd like to e-mail me an offer. ;)

Birdfreak said...

I love it!

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