Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Houses tucked in tight

The Neighborhood
I've been trying to do some fun quick pieces,
not wanting to spend a huge amount of time, just some things
to encourage inspiration and creativity.

These whimsical houses fit the requirement.
The background is a Gelli plate print
(Ya, like everyone else, I have a stack of 'em mouldering on a shelf :-)
And the simple geometric shapes are quick to paint.
So ~ at least they start out simplistic. Of course then I begin playing with 
all the little details and the time adds up.
But it's OK because it's lots of fun. . .

I may do a series of these little neighborhoods.
This one is a nighttime scene, so no people in it.
They're all fast asleep in bed!
I call it "Tucked In Tight"

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  1. This is lovely, so beautifully done. whimsical place with a friendly moon,

  2. Aaah - gorgeous. Really... I know you say it's simple and quick, but by crikey, it's effective! The more I look at it the more I love the colours, the composition and that oooo so yummy gelli background. This is a LOVELY piece - thank you so much for sharing - Shroo:)x

  3. This is so sweet and whimsical and yet it has a calm and homey feel to it what a lovely picture...beautiful work Maggie.

  4. Your neighborhood image is wonderful! I love the happy moon and the soft textures. The fruity tree and swirly sky are dreamlike. I'd love to see a whole series of Neighborhood pictures from you.

  5. How delightful - I just want to walk in and stay!

  6. ADORABLE........love the moon visiting the neighborhood! I haven't used those Gelli Plates yet, but you have tweaked my curiosity ~ I like how they transform a painting!
    Your neighborhood is wonderful!!!! Thanks for the visit, too!

  7. Really fabulous, love the colours used too. The moon is so cute :)
    Michelle x


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