I love the sweet, fragrant gusts and the happy snap of the pinnacle flags -- even at this distance.Gorgeous and uplifting.
Glad it gave you a lift, S. More to come :)
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.
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/9781442484368I'm so looking forward to their linking it up with everything :) :)
Your versatility/other "styles" continue to amaze me, and I love how these works have such freshness and appeal. Always great to view
I love how big and busy the city looks even from afar! Nice delicate colours as well :)
Thanks, Katie! Stay tuned for more fine-tuning.
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
Thank you, dear Anita! Somehow I knew you'd like the little castle-like bldgs and flags :)
I think I see Gandalf galloping up to it!
Hehehe. I love that.
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
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 :)
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.
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!
What I think is..............wonderful! :)
Thanks so much, R. I'm glad, as ever, that you think so.
What a great painting, love the whoosh in the clouds :)
Would that all clouds were whooshers ;) Thanks, Ann!
I thik it is breath taking! Great painting.
I think I meant :)
I think I knew that ;)
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. :)
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 :)
Nice work Liz!
Thx, RMacG !
Thank you, Lisa!
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!
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!
Excuse me. I need the number of a good real estate agent, please. I'd like to purchase some property here.
Bella-- thanks for my morning laugh!
It's actually very cool. A city on the hill. So many possibilities with that scenario!
Thanks, Mr. Turnip. I always love your observations :)
It's perfect, Elizabeth. So perfect, I want it on my wall. Ax
Annie-- thank you for this absolutely perfect comment! :) :)
Beautiful! Love the wind blowing through the picture.
I just love big billowing clouds like that...don't you? There's always a sense of promise in them. Thanks, Claire!
Wonderful castle city on a hill! And that delicate branch and swoop of wind are just perfect. Lovely!
Glad you like, Cindy! I hope to post the rest of it, soon :) Thanks for stopping by :)
Good job with a tough subject. I hate doing straight lines. Ugh. Plus it has such pretty subtle colors.
Thanks, Sharon! Glad you like. It's actually a two-page spread...more to come :)
Looks like a pleasant place to visit....with surprisingly minimal smog! :)
Haha! Urban planning at its finest ;)
I love the big swoosh of cloud!
Rhissanna-- me too :)
Ooooh it is an urban magical fairy tale city! http://lisabuckridge.blogspot.co.uk/
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
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.
Lovely work Elizabeth!(:A big hug my friend!
Thanks, Marisa. Right back atcha! :)
Thank you!! :) :)
Oh what a lovely City, wanna live there;-) and this lightweight touch of spring...so amazing !♥Kerstin
Thank you...and thanks for stopping by, Kerstin!
And I thought Seattle was beautifully situated! When can I move there?!Fantastic Elizabeth Rose!xo J~
Yes...it's our kind of place! A little bit of everything :)
Thank you, Sue!
I truly appreciate your comments.I try and reply, so be sure and come back!