Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 of 10 and a painting I am working on


Here is my little artwork for the book of Doreen. No the colors are actually different in the book but you know that I distort my pics so there will be an element of surprise when the owner of the book can see it him/her self.

Tomorrow I will dash off to the post office again but this time I will add something to the package. A wonderful initiative by Carmen. She has send me a book... to be honest she has send me a second book as well... I have read both of them but I will keep the first one... I just love the book and cannot part with it.
The second is a wonderful book as well. Now the deal is simple: read it and send it on... or don't read it and send it on... or (and here is a new "rule") read it and keep it... but find a nice book to pass on. That last part, I will submit myself to it and hopefully with the next shipment of the 10 of 10, I will pass on another book.
I love to read and I think it is a wonderful idea (thank you Carmen!!!)

During the last two weeks I was crazy busy and not always in the best way. But I did find time to keep painting and below is a painting I am currently working on... some of you saw the sketch on canvas in Ily's blog and here is the result so far....  it is not yet finished so it gives you another opportunity to guess what he is looking at...

10 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely painting, my dear...And I look forward to seeing what he is looking at.
The book idea is a very nice one. And I like the addition you added...lol!

Creating is what keep me alive---and it always has...So, I understand GeorgeEhling and I understand you, too!

Riot Kitty said...

Those are awesome!

Ily said...

I still want to know what he's looking at?!! I love the color of Mr. Wall Street's coat and I can't wait to see what you've done in Doreen's book once I get it.

PS - Missed you at the Art Center tonight. Daniel was late, so Gustavo posed. lol

Ricardo said...

Wow, both of these are wonderful!!!!

And I'm glad you have a post office that delivers reliably.

Holland said...

Naomi: thank you.... the man will look at whatever you want him to...

RK: Thanks!

Ily: Did Gustavo go full monty? lol

Ricardo: Ha the USPS here is pretty reliable ... its me who is late! lol

LL Cool Joe said...

I really love your style, it's very unique. You create such an atmosphere in your work.

Holland said...

LLCJ: Thank you so much! To be honest I am pretty pleased how my man in the raincoat turned out.

Dream With the Fishes said...

I love that idea about passing books forward! I'm a huge reader and every time I really enjoy a book, I'm dying to share it with others. Great idea obscuring the photo of the project works so you can post about it, and yet the recipient can still be surprised. I have just been putting mine right up on my blog, as is. I'm sure they still look much different (hopefully better) in person. LOVE your painting! He reminds me of "The Little Prince" all grown up. Beautiful textures! Finally, thank you so much for your compliments on my b/w pieces! I'm sorry I didn't make it by to thank you sooner. Hope you've enjoyed your weekend and have a lovely week!

Holland said...

The book is a great idea but the idea is from Carmen. But the first book she send ... I am really sorry, I just fell in love with it (and then I become selfish...).

Gustavo said...

Haha,that definitely happens. I just finished reading a great series of books myself and I feel the same way. I want to have someone to share it with, but I also want to have them to look back on one day..!

Which were the books you were reading?