April 6, 2013

Urban

A happy coincidence that the topic this week for Illustration Friday is, "Urban," and I happen to be working on a piece that has a bit of city in it.  What do you think?



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  1. I love the sweet, fragrant gusts and the happy snap of the pinnacle flags -- even at this distance.

    Gorgeous and uplifting.

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    1. Glad it gave you a lift, S. More to come :)

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    2. Keepin' an eye out.

      Yesterday, my family was in a beautiful indie bookstore where they prominently featured illustrated books and I told my husband I couldn't wait to see Henny among them.

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    3. Thank you, Suzzze!
      I almost can't imagine it...almost ;) It still seems so far off...but at least S&S has it up on the radar:
      http://books.simonandschuster.com/Henny/Elizabeth-Rose-Stanton/9781442484368
      I'm so looking forward to their linking it up with everything :) :)

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  2. Your versatility/other "styles" continue to amaze me, and I love how these works have such freshness and appeal. Always great to view

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  3. I love how big and busy the city looks even from afar! Nice delicate colours as well :)

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Stay tuned for more fine-tuning.

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  4. Oh my, THIS IS WONDERFUL! I love how you combined the "magical" element of the castles and flags, with the straight and angular feel of a bustling modern city. Brilliant my friend! HAPPY DAY! Anita

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    1. Thank you, dear Anita! Somehow I knew you'd like the little castle-like bldgs and flags :)

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  5. I think I see Gandalf galloping up to it!

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  6. What do I think? Well, at the moment, my brain is overloaded and I can't think but, Elizabeth - I FEEL this for sure! Takes us through the looking glass, it does!

    xo

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    1. Katy! I hope your brain has settled down...no doubt it is filled with planning your next beautiful photograph. I'm very pleased that this outtake of the painting transported you. Makes my day :)

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  7. Very nice, Elizabeth. And so suitable at the beginning of spring, with that one flower blooming to announce that cold, strong wind soon leaving the picture.

    I like it too how you try to confuse us with two very New Yorkish new buildings in this otherwise medieval hill top village. I see Tuscany, London, and even a very modern glassy 'Museum of Art', bit Guggenheimish.

    Elizabeth, ones again, you will provoke a lot of comments! Job well done, I say.

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    1. Thanks, P.,! I am flattered that you took a moment to look carefully at them. It is meant to be a bit of everything. I will post the rest of it soon, so you can see it in "context." Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. What I think is..............wonderful! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, R. I'm glad, as ever, that you think so.

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  9. What a great painting, love the whoosh in the clouds :)

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    1. Would that all clouds were whooshers ;) Thanks, Ann!

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  10. I thik it is breath taking! Great painting.

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  11. Beth, I love your interpretation of "urban". It looks like a fairy tale city, confined and isolated from the freshness of Nature.
    Hmm ... guess you can tell, I don't like cities that much. :)

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    1. K., I'm glad you see it this way. I hope to have the rest of it up in a couple of weeks, and you can see it in the context of the story. Your comment confirms I am heading in the right direction :)

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  12. Ooh, I love this. I think you've distilled my favorite quality of cities: the sense of beckoning and promise. I love how all of your pictures beckon me into their story (last post included--wonderful!). Very gratifying to think they have real stories attached, and that some day I might learn more about them!

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    1. Carin-- I'm so glad that this elicited those feelings -- exactly what I was hoping for. I'm looking forward to showing the rest of it...it's been a really fun exercise. Thanks, as ever, for stopping by!

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  13. Excuse me. I need the number of a good real estate agent, please. I'd like to purchase some property here.

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  14. It's actually very cool. A city on the hill. So many possibilities with that scenario!

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Turnip. I always love your observations :)

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  15. It's perfect, Elizabeth. So perfect, I want it on my wall. Ax

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    1. Annie-- thank you for this absolutely perfect comment! :) :)

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  16. Beautiful! Love the wind blowing through the picture.

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    1. I just love big billowing clouds like that...don't you? There's always a sense of promise in them. Thanks, Claire!

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  17. Wonderful castle city on a hill! And that delicate branch and swoop of wind are just perfect. Lovely!

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    1. Glad you like, Cindy! I hope to post the rest of it, soon :) Thanks for stopping by
      :)

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  18. Good job with a tough subject. I hate doing straight lines. Ugh. Plus it has such pretty subtle colors.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Glad you like. It's actually a two-page spread...more to come :)

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  19. Looks like a pleasant place to visit....with surprisingly minimal smog! :)

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  20. I love the big swoosh of cloud!

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  21. Ooooh it is an urban magical fairy tale city! http://lisabuckridge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Oh how I love this illustration....and thank you sweet Elizabeth, for visiting! I just finished an illustration for my next post...oh dear, not as good as yours, but it is fun to add a little bit of myself in the visual sense on my posts.

    Happy day and your visits are much appreciated! Anita

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    1. A., I'm looking forward to seeing it! Your posts always have, I think, a great deal of "you" in them-- and they are always stunningly beautiful.

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  23. Lovely work Elizabeth!(:
    A big hug my friend!

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  24. Oh what a lovely City, wanna live there;-) and this lightweight touch of spring...so amazing !
    ♥Kerstin

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    1. Thank you...and thanks for stopping by, Kerstin!

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  25. And I thought Seattle was beautifully situated! When can I move there?!
    Fantastic Elizabeth Rose!
    xo J~

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    1. Yes...it's our kind of place! A little bit of everything :)

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