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March 29, 2017

maroon

'maroon 2' (click on image for a larger view)
closeup (click on image for a larger view)
This week's Scribble Picnic theme is boats. The above is an old piece that I've reworked. I have a habit of redoing a lot of my old work now and then. For more boats, visit Scribble Picnic here.

25 comments:

  1. She looks like she's floating in a teacup and it suits her so well as a boat. I hope she doesn't get stuck in those vines pretty as they are.

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    1. ah, the vines, don't know why they are there...

      thank you for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  2. Lissa, i don;t recall this piece before. did you post it some years back? Well, regardless, it's great for the BOATS theme and a clever take indeed. I love what you have done with its colours. So, is Maroon for the the flower or she is marooned or what? Ha. I can;t tell if she is in a nut or a cup or..? I love it anyway, as always. Do you know she actually reminds me of Eva Green in that Peculiar Children movie. Very pretty take on the theme. Another fascinating piece which I won;t ask you what it's about as I know you will say you didn't have anything in mind, hahah. Thank you so much for adding this to our theme! I particularly love the rain in this pone, btw. Wonderful! :)

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    1. actually, I posted this piece at least twice in two variations but not on this blog so you probably wouldn't have remember it & it didn't look like this

      maroon she is from the world, maybe, not really sure, have you seen the movie Joe Versus the Volcano'? there is a song at the end titled "marooned without you" & that's where I got the titled which is not unlike the movie as a man and woman were stranded at sea after a great storm. of course, there are no vines or roses but there is a makeshift luggage boat...

      but the movie did not inspired this piece, there is another piece that inspired this - an girl sitting on a wall with a umbrella with the same wall pattern as she sat on, it's an old, old piece that I don't expect anyone to remember

      if I have to say what this piece is about, just look up the word 'maroon', that should say a lot, right?

      I have not heard of Eva Green until you mentioned her here - I guess the black hair and the light-colored eyes are similar?

      thank you for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. Ah yes, so Maroon as in the verb then. Gotcha.

      Yes, I was thinking of Eva Green from that Peculiar Children movie, like in this shot: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/78/a1/f1/78a1f14c05dbf8dfe73b979279e70a21.jpg

      :)

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    1. thank you as always, for your kind words, have a lovely day.

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  4. Lissa,
    I wondered if she were trapped in a bowl. She doesn't look happy so something is bothering her. It is hard to row with one arm. :) Great picture.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. yes, she is unhappy being maroon, being by herself...

      thank you for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. Just a wonderfully clever take. Sometimes reworking a painting can be fun. This is really beautiful.

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    1. yes, reworking an old piece is always fun and kind of eye-opening to my techniques which aren't perfect but I have learned redoing old work helps me to learn and do better, well, that is the educated answer, the other answer is, I just did not like like the previous version, so I would always redo it to somehow fit into my new view of the piece or simply that I just was not completely happy with it so a redo is sort of necessary.

      thank you for your kind words, have a lovely day.

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  6. How do you do it? :-) Even drips in just the right spots not only on the umbrella but on the buds, leaves, and flower petals! Lovely, but hope it stops raining soon so she can untangle and move on.

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    1. it's all digital except for the drawing, I still haven't quite master water drips, they do looked like them but at the same time, not really.

      the rain will stop when she finds her place or someone. I don't know.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. "the rain will stop when she finds her place or someone. I don't know."
      --I like that! :)

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  7. She looks a little forlorn and entangled with the thorns on the roses, especially her umbrella. A thought provoking picture in which one can imagine an intriguing story. As ever beautifully rendered.

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    1. yes, she is forlorn, that is why this piece is titled 'maroon', maroon as if she is nowhere and needing to be found.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  8. So beautiful - I adore the clambering roses, thorns and all! She is beautiful - her hair, the dress trimmed so nicely, and the boat reminds me of a coracle - a modern version perhaps.
    Do you use an airbrush Lissa?

    Happy day and weekend - Mary

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    1. no, I do not use airbrush unless you count digital ones, this piece is colored digitally but drawn by hand on paper and scanned into the computer.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  9. So cute!! I love how her dress fills all of the boat. And the flower in her hair, and the flowers growing out of the water. :D

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    1. I like the flowers too, flowers and vines is pretty much what I like about this piece.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  10. Hello Lissa,

    This is lovely. The colors are so appealing to me.
    Her dress filling the boat is so unique that it gets my attention. I guess because it is rare for people to where so much fabric these days. I also love your vines and flowers.

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    1. the other, previous version has very light/ faded colors, this one is more vivid, I think

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  11. Lissa, she's so beautiful. I love the different style of hair for your girl this time. Your roses are beautiful and feel "soft" to the soul. Wonderful piece, Lissa. :)
    xo

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    1. roses are soft aren't they? strange, I often find the deeper the color I used, the less soft they appear...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  12. Lovely and unique take on the Boat theme, Lissa. :)

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