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Friday, 2 September 2011

The Tree and The Mountain

The Tree and The Mountain



We returned from our holiday in Italy last week which already seems a distant memory.
As an artist the Italian landscape seemed like heaven.
Our journey took us inland from the coastal town of Albenga, travelling up into the Maritime Alps.
I became fascinated with the mountain's, densely populated with trees, it led to me sketching and photographing them everyday.
It has inspired a whole series of paintings and drawings as I try and capture the intensity of the light, the living breathing mass of vegetation and the sheer dramatic beauty of nature.

13 comments:

pencilsandpaint said...

What a beautiful dancing tree.

Valerianna said...

Beautiful...!

Jasy kasiM said...

gr88..luv this !

Heloise said...

Sounds as if you had a perfect holiday.

cardinal arts said...

your tree and mountain are so beautiful!! will we see more of your Italian drawings?? please??!

Inge said...

Gorgeous - I am eager to see more of your magnificent work. I am in love with your colors and your motives. You are such an inspiring person…

Rachel said...

Inspiration for many months' work, from the sounds of it!

NaTasha said...

ВСЕ Ваши работы - просто невероятно хороши.... у каждой свое настроение... СУПЕР! я восхищена....

MulticoloredPieces said...

I enjoy your work and like your thoughts on "the living breathing mass of vegetation"--you capture that very well. You've made me realize the importance of location--I've been thinking more about dry climates and the desert and so don't visualize plants and trees as a "mass". It seems to be more like a struggle for the individual. hmmm...
best, nadia

artymess said...

Beautiful work ...look forward to seeing it in stitch ....xx

Jane -The7thMagpie said...

I can see the work you produce form your trip is certainly going to be worth waiting for!

Nell Penny Stitch said...

Looking great Michala...

ruthie said...

I can tell yout stitching is singing with inspiration, beautiful x