Drawing challenge: The Key
I took a little time to think about this one.
I discussed it with Robbie, who’s imagination is wilder and more wonderful than anyone I know, and he suggested a colour wheel. Then we somehow got to a bunch of colourful budgies around a bird feeder, like a colour wheel! Isn’t it amazing when you have someone who understands you to talk to? 😀
And the end result…finally, way late into the night last night…is this:
May I explain?
To me, this fully represents the key to my art.
– An old map of Hawaii, not particularly valuable at all, unwanted, recycled to the thrift shop.
– The colour wheel and colour theory, each bird borrowing a bit of colour from the one beside it.
– Conservation, saving an old document, an old piece of paper.
– Awareness, choosing to paint an endangered plant, the Hawaiian Acacia Koaia.
– Birds! I know I paint almost anything and everything, (well, I’m pretty naff at portraits, so try not to paint those…lol), but I just love the birds.
– A community. A community of artists, all of you who I’m so grateful to know and love, a community of friends and acquaintances, either here, or in my personal life. Everyone who I have the privilege to interact with. You all support me, criticise me, help me grow and learn. Thank you, I treasure you all.
– And finally, it’s a large map which requires talent, materials and the space and time to create something.
Come fly away with this flock and join us if you can.
Becca, Roberto, Carole, Tammie, Tania, Sus, Eric, Sharmon, Patrice, Marian, Joke, Ariane, Nadine, Katrin and Stefanie.
We love anything artistic, (writing, painting, sketching, sculpture, collage, photos…decorated cookies…anything at all you can think of.) 😀
beautiful post Veronica, such a ‘warm’ painting , i love birds too and color, and our little community of artists here, each and everyone of them a bird with it’s sound and color.
thanks for the dc invitation, i couldn’t make it this week but i will enjoy ‘the keys’
happy weekend, x
Thank you Renilde. I look forward to a visit with you next time then. x
Thank you 😀 x
You are so clever! I just love it .. Bright and beautiful ????
Oh I have no idea where those ?? came from! Damn ..
Lol, no problem. 😀 Thank you so very much. Big hugs. x
If you ever do a print of this incredible piece of art I would love a copy – it would look stunning on the wall here xx 🙂
OK Catherine, I’ll try to print one out. Have to buy some large paper. 😀
Aw, thank you Jo. So sweet. 😀
I love how your Robbie came up with the idea of a color wheel, especially brilliant for key.
I love what you did with it, a family of birds each taking a bit from the next making it their own, that is wonderful! And lovely to look at, yes you are good with birds.
Thank you for being our awesome host!
Thank you so much Tammie. I absolutely treasure R’s ideas and opinions. Yes I’me very lucky to have him to talk to. 😀
I love this Veronica, it just sings at me. Happy Easter
Thank you so much Jill. Happy Easter to you too. I must pop over and catch up with you. 😀
I love how you have drawn the annual masquerade ball of the dc on Hawai:) Great choice!
Hey, that’s a great interpretation. Thanks for that Eric. 😀
the result is great! I am very interested in your explication. I really enjoy to follow your birds flying in my head now!
thank you or hosting, it´s always a pleasure to meet you in the d.c.!
Thank you so much Stefanie. I always love catching up with you too in the DC. 😀
isn’t that something, you fill the internet with light, and colour, and therefore brighten up our day… it’s a lovely mix of all sorts, the map, the birds, the colours, the meaning. and ah… is it beating that moonlight? ariane told me she’s gonna be quite full, is it tonight? i’ll stare outta my skylight. maybe i’ll find ya… n?
😀 I love thinking that we are both under the same moonlight. Love it! Big hugs. XXXX
Wow, this is a wonderful piece, and I really like your explanation of why it’s ‘the key’! Beautiful!
Thank you so much Sharmon. It made so much sense to me. I’m glad it makes sense to you too. 😀
Veronica, your birds are extraordinary. Are they twittering about their beauty or the beauty of their creator?
Happy Easter to you! xo
Aw, thank you Carole. Happy Easter to you too. 😀 x
such a wonderful post
enjoyed the words and explanation
love the artwork!
all those colorful birds
thanks for hosting!
Oh I’m so glad you like them Patrice. Thank you so much. 😀 x
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