Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Brush Is My Pen Too

I've been going through my old photos looking for a watercolor I painted and gave to my brother so I can try to recreate it for myself again. Art tells a story visually. I guess that's why I like to paint and draw. Sometimes, it leads me to a story idea and sometimes not, but it's a great joy and very relaxing. I also am an avid photographer, which you may know. Most of the images on my blog are my own.

For my Weekend Creation Blog Hop entry, I thought I'd share some of my other artwork with you today.

This first one is a watercolor I painted for my father as a gift. I normally paint animals or mythical creatures, but I tried something realistic this time.

This watercolor I painted as a gift for a good friend of mine. It was my first floral attempt.

My second floral watercolor was this poppy I gave to my mother.

I went through a phase where I did a lot of geometric art. I focused a bunch on different jungles of the world. This is a Sharpie and watercolor pencil piece from that time period.

I make my own cards for gifts, sometimes using recycled/found materials. This is one of the cards I made for my father a few years ago.

This is an Indian water sprite that protects rivers,, also done in watercolor. I am going to try to incorporate one of these spirits into a story some day, when inspiration hits. It hasn't, yet.

My passion for insects never left after childhood. Butterflies are so majestic. This work is done in oil pastel and linseed oil.

Hope you enjoyed my artwork. Maybe, it will inspire you to create a story or other masterpiece yourself.

As always, happy writing and happy reading to all! And today, happy creating!


Shah Wharton said...

Wow- thanks for these creations. They're just wonderful. The fish and the butterfly were so colourful and evoked genuine memories - for me that is the beauty of all artistic forms. IT kicks a lazy mind into gear in the best way. Thanks so much for linking these treats up at weekend creation too. Marvelous - you have a great weekend Nora. Shah.X

Laurie said...

What a quirky sense of style you have! Beautiful colors! I love the ship and the butterfly...I have NO artistic creativity at all so you amaze me!!
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Erin O'Riordan said...

Your work is wonderful! I was going to say that the ship you painted for your father was my favorite, but then I saw your water sprite. Did you ever see 'Spirited Away?' The cartoon has a beautiful river god hidden beneath layers of junk and pollution. Your water sprite reminds me of that, not visually, but in the concept behind it.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm shy about sharing my artwork, except for my photos. I don't know why. It seems more private than my writing. I have no problems with rejections or sharing my writing in public at all. But my art -- that's a whole 'nother fish!

The ship is one of my favorites. My dad loves it. He thought I had bought it at a gallery. That was a HUGE compliment.

Erin, yes! I love that movie. Actually, I see all the films he has made. They are wonderful and colorful and imaginative. And they all have such good messages. I also particularly love Princess Mononoke. The tree spirits moved me in that story.


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome art ~ wow! Over from Weekend Blog Hop ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

gkbccb said...

what beautiful pictures. visiting back form Locomotion of Expressions!

Nadine Galinsky Feldman said...

Love the artwork...and the blog! You're a talented woman. Glad to "meet" you on the blog hop.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Thanks, everyone! Nice to be warmly received. I don't really share my art with anyone, but a few family members. This is the most a stranger has ever seen my art.


Billie Sue Mosiman said...

I like them, Nora. Painting is a wonderful way to express ourselves.

Billie Sue

Nora B. Peevy said...

Thanks, Billie. :)