Saturday, November 13, 2010

Burning

The prompt this week for Illustration Friday  is 'Burning'.


“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
 ~ Mother Teresa

'Burning' had me stumped at first, so hopefully this quote and its wonderful metaphor works !?



See if you can find my sneaky map of Australia and the island of Tasmania.
(acrylic and mixed media on canvas)

P.S Have a wonderful week and thank you for your thoughts and comments
xox

27 comments:

rachel awes said...

oh how i love your boat paintings!
they burn brightly!
looove to you! xo

WrightStuff said...

This is so beautiful - almost rocks you to sleep just by letting yourself dream into it. Lovely :)

Nicola Temple said...

I absolutely love this.

dthaase said...

so magical

Alex said...

Excellent illustration!
The map is on the pillow right?
My first thought was that the shape of the boat, the girls head and the bubbles in the water followed the contours of Australia as well... maybe?

Alex said...

Loch Ness monster too?

Curious Art said...

Lovely image-- I wonder, if you sleep on a pillow with a map, will your dreams take you there? If so I may take up pillow embroidery!

k.h.whitaker said...

lovely

ArtSnark said...

wonderful submission. Great color & works well with prompt

Xiao Mei Lin said...

I really like the idea and I wish i have a bed like that. Haha!

naomi orana said...

I'm loving the idea of a travelling dream pillow !
Alex, 10 points on your geography and detective skills!

art is jokken said...

Very nice , indeed, you expressed the quote of MT very well in your painting!

Cinzia said...

Really beautiful painting!! how can you do it so wonderful????

rossichka said...

Hello! I've just found your blog via Andrew Finnie and am in a hurry to say how much I like it! Your drawing wears the feeling of calmness and safety, despite the dark of the night!

Shayla said...

Oh my! Your work is enchanting and I love the spiritual take on the theme.

Laurel said...

Beautiful interpretation!

naomi orana said...

Thanks for popping in and sharing your thoughts, I'm really enjoying visiting your blogs. Gotta love modern technology for in-home gallery hopping!
Just realised I have the words hopping and popping in here ... that 3pm coffee is really working today!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Naomi! I love this... it is so calming and serene. Great sky as well. Your character design is superb!

8happyrainbow said...

WOW! Very cool idea. I love it.

Krista said...

Beautiful and dreamy!

TheFashionAddict said...

love your take on the topic. this is beautiful

naomi orana said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by and especially for sharing your thoughts
xo

Juan said...

Wonderful! I love your line work!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey hey, well your blog went under thanks so much for pointing me the way back to it. Exquisite work, very luminous, and nicely hidddden Oz :)

The whole painting is so well done and the fabric vanishing into the water is great. Amazing what you can do with acrylic - I'm envious.

ram said...

Hi, Naomi. Your artwork is very beautiful. as usual.
you always make me put me in the picture, as I would be there. view it gives me peace. is like watching a world where everything happens slowly and very quiet. Thank you for your artwork.

naomi orana said...

hey, thank you for your inspirational comments!
xox

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

This is most beautiful illustration and atmosphare this week ;:OD)