28.1.11

Mama Magic

{Mama Magic in progress}

I am enjoying this new style! I love to draw but I love color too, so to incorporate the colorful beams to accentuate the meaning of the painting is perfect. There is a story in almost (if not all) every ordinary subject we come across. In this new series I'm focusing on that meaning... well that is where your eye is drawn any way. In "Mama Magic" the focus is on the mother bird and what is taking place in the nest. Motherhood is so magical... a true blessing. This mother put in so much work on building her nest, the home for her babies, where she will take good care of them until they are ready to take off on their own.

I added some more contrast into the drawing since these photos were taken. (My photos are kind washed out too.) I did the same to "Lit Path" so that one is now complete. Now I just have to get good prints of "Mama Magic" and "Lit Path"... that part isn't so easy. I love making the art but the steps after that, well I tend to put off. Anyone else have this problem? I'm sure I'm not the only one!


Linking up today with Studio JRU. Jennifer has redone her site/blog. It looks amazing, so check it out if you haven't already!

Have a fantastic weekend!

17 comments:

AMKreations said...

Looking good...

Shayla said...

I really like this style you have going on! It is something to really keep your gaze on.

Cindy said...

Hi - I am coming in from JRU...and I am so glad I did! I LOVE the pop of color on the monochromatic drawing! The whole thing is very arresting - but of course I love nests and birds too. Are words going to be in that space below the nest?

Rhonda said...

Beautiful art work Jodi! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Rhonda said...

Beautiful Art work! Thanks for sharing Jodi. :-)

sonyamacdesigns said...

yes, I have problem with steps as well, cause sometimes I get so caught up I forget. The Mother bird and her nest and the sound of the birdies just about made me cry.

sonyamacdesigns said...

yes, I have problem with steps as well, cause sometimes I get so caught up I forget. The Mother bird and her nest and the sound of the birdies just about made me cry.

Jodene Shaw said...

Jodi, this is so, so pretty!
I can't wait to see the finished work!! Birds have such a sweet spot in my heart.
Love & grace,
jodi

Artist Terri Smith said...

Ah..thanks for popping over earlier Sweet Jodi. Your style is so amazingly beautiful..this newest piece is so intricate, so detailed. Especially the nest! And such wonderful symbolism! I'd say this composition has it all! Thank you for inspiring us today..it truly made my day visiting you.

Carola Bartz said...

This is so beautiful, Jodi. I love birds and yours is just so cute. I like your style.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

She is so sweet. I love the nest... gorgeous work Jodi! How do you get your prints of your work? Do you photograph or scan? I also put that part off! I haven't figured out the right that works best for me yet. So grateful you joined us as we begin 'sneak peek fridays' for the year!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Nice to meet you through Sneak Peek Fridays. Love the bird...and the colors emerging! Beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

omg .... I love this piece. The bird, the nest, and the rays of colour. Beautiful.

Suzy said...

Ohh, I love this! I love to draw too and often worry over how to add color to my drawings--I always mess up what I had going when I try to hand-color afterward! This is so cool. I love that you added the vibrant colors. Great mix!
via JRU

Suzy said...

Ohh, I love this! I love to draw too and often worry over how to add color to my drawings--I always mess up what I had going when I try to hand-color afterward! This is so cool. I love that you added the vibrant colors. Great mix!
via JRU

Diana said...

Very nice, Jodi. It's hard to do twigs...one tends to get lost and lose place. Totally lovely piece!

Beth Stone said...

This is really looking good - I love the texture in the nest. Thanks for sharing!