Baščaršija – old “Ottoman” quarters of Sarajevo…
Watercolour on A4
very nice, reminds me in marc chagall
where are the flying animals very nice…
i can’t make up my mind…(me décider)
This is one of your most beautiful works yet. Tell us a little bit about how it was done. For instance, is the white line work wax crayon under watercolor or pastel over watercolor? I love the fact that it’s sort of an abstract but not totally. Lovely work!!!
Thank you all!
@ Donfilippe and Pascal – I’d be most flattered if it’s compared to Klee (although I did not copy him conciously). Personally I do not see much resemblence to Chagall or Kandinsky. Now looking at it, I would say that it has something of Macke’s gamma as well.
@Rose, First I applied some white oil pastel – which I soon regretted (it’s the branches on the big trees, the strip under central dome, and stairs). To cover it partly I had to use tempera. There was a cloud made in the same fasion (where moon is now) and I covered it in the same way. The moon itself is self-gluing colage paper (since I’m still not sure is it beter with or without it). Thiker white (paler) lines are done by white watercolour, and brighter ones (eg., roof-cover) in tempera. The rest (and the most) is Rembrandt Talens watercolour. Finally, I’ve noticed Rose, that number of hearts didn’t increase just before or after your comment. Did you forget to fave it, or you did that earlier and only now thought of a comment?
This is so festive! I want to be here! And just so you know, I “hearted” this earlier…so don’t think I’m skipping out of a favorite.
Wow! I want to be here too!!! Love the colors, the architecture and the entire look of this piece. It is magic to me!
p.s. definitely it is better WITH the moon!
Ziza, I faved it early this morning and made my comment later. So not to worry. I didn’t forget! Although I’m not quite sure why the faves seem so important to you. This isn’t a contest you know.
I also like it better with the moon and I like the thick branches in the trees. It adds to the abstractness of it. I also like your bright and lively colors. It would be a lovely piece of work no matter how many favs it got.
It has a happy feeling. I like it.
@Rose, I know it’s not a contest. However, I didn’t invent the institution, it was there when I came, and I only thik if one likes anothers work enough to prize it it’s only fair to fave it as well.
Now, why is it important:
1. One fells better if his/her effort is noticed and well recieved
2. I tend to post rather wide range of styles so it is important to me to see what is better recieved for 2 reasons:
a-I could “move” into better direction based on unbiased faving
b-I could avoid posting weakly received kind of work and save the site from getting boring with such posts of mine(even if that’s something I like to create – if it’s not well seen, I can always post something else – anyhow I’m producing with a rate about twice as high compared to the rate of allowed posting – so there is plenty to choose from)
3. Olympic spirit goes: “it is important to take part – not to win” However, noone is imune from a good result acieved…
BTW, it’s not with only my posts that I notice discurpancies in comments and faving – it’s others as well – and if you have time to go through comments you’d see. Finally, this long reply looks like it’s something terribly important – while IT IS NOT! I just wanted to make it clear from my side and I appologise for being so detailed – I just tried not to be missunderstood – and I probably will be…
Nuria, Rose, Linda, Susan and Nikira I have to thank you again for your kind comments – it is a thrill to be so well recieved by so many critics of opposite gender. I rose an inch out of pride!!!
Quote Rose: “It would be a lovely piece of work no matter how many favs it got.”
…And, I have to add: It would probably be a lovely piece of work if I didn’t post it. But I did! Why? Why we do it? I don’t thik anyone would keep posting for long, without being faved once in a while! Don’t you agree?
Ziza, if you want to share your art you can
1) create your blog (or few, I have 3)
2) post on Flickr
3) join different groups on Flickr
and still be devoted Skine lover
Ziza, I’m not criticizing why you want the favs—just curious. I’m just a very curious person. And yes, you do post in a lot of different styles, so I can see why it would be important to you. Needless to say, I think this particular one is very promising.
I like it…..and yes festive is a grand description.
WE all need recognition.
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