March 05, 2011

Nature Girl


"Nature Girl"

My paintings this year have taken a different turn, is the year of rabbit bringing me more sultry dangerous beauties? I shared them with a close artist friend and she wanted to know where they came from! I have no answer really, I just start sketching and there was a shift, of course I think there will still be more ingénues to paint, but for now I'm enjoying these new intense creatures.
The first is "Nature Girl" She is partially inspired by my favorite song "Nature Boy"

I suppose I should a paint a Nature Boy to go with her?

The next is a piece for Kambriel that I'm painting on wood, oh goodness I'm loving painting on wood! The texture is wonderful and you can be so rough with it. This is a detail of her face (she is yet unnamed) I hope to spend more time on her this weekend.

Is the year of the rabbit bringing changes for you as well?

21 comments:

Diane Costanza said...

Loving this new direction. Will stop in to see what comes next!

Diane

Janet Ghio said...

I love the eyes on these girls!

Susanne said...

wow..yes! You've inspired me to be more daring with my artwork this year...I love where you are headed...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh do I love your Nature's girls Cat! Dreamy eyes.. Love the colors. Don't you just love painting on wood? I have found that I needed to have brushes just for wood, as it is hard on them..

I can't wait to see more! Just beautiful!!
Enjoy your weekend.
Penny

Julie-ann F Bowden said...

Your art is totally beautiful! Keep going this mood is showing gooood!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, I LOVE Nature Girl so much! She is just stunning. :) And your new piece is looking so lovely as well. :) Theresa

Carolee said...

LOVE this!! I'm not surprised you're enjoying painting on wood - sooooo much fun and so many possibilities. Enjoy! :)

~ Carolee

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much Cat for coming over to meet Bella. Happy you enjoyed her.
Blessings,
Penny

TheForestFaery said...

I love the colors in "Nature Girl", wonderful! Who's the artist of the song "Nature Boy"?

Della said...

The subtly is so suggestive, I love it. Perfect for spring in the year of the rabbit :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Thank you for the kind comments on the new pieces!

ForestFaery, I believe the original artist was Nat King Cole, I fell in love with it in the opening of Moulin Rouge here it is http://www.last.fm/music/John+Leguizamo/_/Nature+Boy

TheForestFaery said...

Thanks, Cat, I'll have to check it out! I love new songs! :) Actually, I love songs in general. ;) I post a featured song of the week on my blog each Monday!

Hugs,
Taylor Lynn <3
dreamsoffae.blogspot.com

Fair Rosamund said...

These are just beautiful, I love the mysterious eyes! :) ~Lauren

Karen said...

Nature girl is simply beautiful Cat! x

MoonSpiral said...

I think they are beautiful, hope you do more like them!
Blessings, Tammy

Kelly Warren said...

These are beautiful Cat! I haven't been by for a visit in a while. I was fun catching up! I hope you are well!

Tim said...

Nice blog.

Monica said...

Wow, came here totally by accident, but I love your work! You have a great sense of composition, congrats!

Monica

KClark Photography said...

Lovely sultry eyes. She knows deep secrets.

Kim

Kristen said...

Nice work.

Tim said...

Cool stuff.