Thursday, August 18, 2011



INFLUENCE
is the prompt this week at I.F

"In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope."
~ Henri Matisse





Above is the floor that I settled on, I like the idea of the fallen leaves.
Falling from her Tasmanian Blue Gum crown maybe?
(The State's representataional flora)
The painting is full symbols providing a timeline, geographic location, flora and fauna and it's volatile existence then and now.



(acrylic on canvas)

17 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

It's beautiful, Naomi! Love the fallen leaves.

rachel awes said...

which museum will this
be gracing?!!
gorrrrrrrgeous!
her hair crowns it all.
xox

el perro de las lágrimas said...

Naomi, you do poetry with your brushes!
Believe me, it's true. There are paintings that reach the brain, and there are paintings that touch the heart, these are painted poetry

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Gorgeous, love the moment of this painting. So much love and vibrancy!

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

This is beautiful and I love the Tasmanian tigers

Jessie said...

Really lovely work.xx

naomi orana said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
Especillay coming from such skilled artists
xo

Studio at the Farm said...

Naomi, you rascal, your praise is [almost] overwhelming ... but I'll take it! :) Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoy the process.

thewillowsnest said...

this is beautiful..I love your coloring,composition and the design factors,,cool work!

Amanda Mills said...

wonderful details!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

What you decided on for the floor is wonderful!! Beautifully done!

Melissa Mackie said...

Beautiful Naomi... I love the trees inside the dress.

naomi orana said...

thank you for popping by the studio :-)

It's always nice to have visitors!!

rossichka said...

Dear Naomi, when I looked at this painting, one word came to my mind: "glorious"! You glorify your homeland in such a beautiful and elegant way. I can feel love, dignity and excitement... People and nature - together. In a strong and moving connection... The idea for the dress is lovely! xx

AHAviews said...

oh, the falling leaves are so melancholy, and somehow the vines in her hair seem to take energy from her hair enough to flower, make new beauty. Very moving image.

naomi orana said...

WOW!
Thanks girls!!
It's always so good to hear from you.

renilde said...

Beautiful Naomi, me too i love the fallen leaves, the expression on her face, and how you brought it all together, there is love in this painting,xx