Sunday, July 10, 2011

IF … Midsummer Night

©2011 Mardi Speth All Rights Reserve • Watercolour & Ink
The evening was ripe with wondrous floral scents riding on the zephyr. We followed, through endless groves of foxglove and faerie lore, towards Diego's. Light from the fireflies, like beacons from tiny lighthouses, guided our footsteps. Though we never caught a single one, the night pulsated with magic. 

12 comments:

  1. The joy here is the continual pursuit of discovery.
    The convoluted scenery holds it's organization secretly and well, and all the viewer has to do meander from foxglove to firefly and beyond... ~I'm not sure who's on a bigger adventure, me or your characters.
    Your color palette does a good job of keeping the dark background from being something ominous, and having it proffer intrigue, instead.

    ...and it's no wonder they caught no fireflies... their focus seems to be elsewhere...





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  2. Absolutely wonderful! Love the color tones.

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  3. I love how you convey how magical nature can be, whether as a flower, a firefly...or a rabbit and a mouse!

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  4. Wow!! It's cute and beautiful illo. I like this!!

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  5. I want to go on this magical journey too and your work allows me to do so. The whole piece casts a spell with the staging, point of view, color and drawing all working together to create the charm and delight.

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  6. just beautiful and full of magic....i love the color you achieved for the sky!

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  7. 1st visit to your blog. I love what i see. I'll be back

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  8. this is magical piece. I love the point of view and the moody color. You direct the eye very well with the accents and color choices. I agree with Rick. I don't expect there to many fire flies captured by the end of that intimate walk

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  9. I've just returned from my summer adventures! This piece was in process when I departed, so of course, I just had to finish it. I am always delighted by your comments. You appreciate aspects of my art that help me see it in fresh ways. Thank you, my friends. I'm happy this one speaks of magic. It does exist, you know.

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  10. Lovely!! And so much detail - it's great.

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