Sunday, February 1, 2009

"The Victorian house"




                                                6 x 6     pen & ink , watercolor

THis is the latest challenge for Karin Jurick . These exercises are so good  that's all I can say.

31 comments:

maria said...

Dominique, this subject really lends itself to the washes and loose pen and ink. Lovely!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Worth the wait!i knew you gonna come up with some special piece.
So colorful and only black ink blue and yellow???
such a nice piece Dominique.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Worth the wait!
I knew you gonna come with something very special.
This is so colorful and only black, blue and yellow?
Big 5 to you Dominique.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Dominique, this piece is really wonderful! I love the line quality and that you limited color...very effective!

Edward Burton said...

WOW, Dominique - WONDERFUL piece! Outstanding job! Bravo!

r garriott said...

Dominique you've done it again! Your line is just gorgeous and I love your restrained use of color. It's very effective, and also looks very architecturally sound.

Also fun to see how different your approach is from the last DSFDF (I always start out trying to do something different but it all comes out looking the same).

Can't wait to see your next one, already!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Dominique, this is a home run. I looked at it up close and the frenzied scratchiness of your pen is sooooo wonderful and exciting, it looks like you went at it with adrenaline pulsing through you and it gives the image such great victorian character. SO NICE!! And love the watercolor with it and the undersides of the clouds in pen and ink. COOL.

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Dominique - I'm so glad you chose to do a pen and ink for this one; it is beautiful.

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow Dominique, this is very impressive. I love all of it, but the the sky just pulls it all together. Way to go!

Sheila said...

This is a "Dominique"! I can tell by the exquisite pen & ink work and the subtle touches of color she places with restraint. Love it.

adebanji said...

Lovely lines and it so much looks like an etching!

Great work on the foliage and clouds!

James Parker said...

Very, very nice, Dominique. This looks like it should be on a notecard. I like it.

Dean H. said...

Exceptionally good, Dominique! The line and color make this a standout!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Wow, this is beautiful!! And only 6 x 6, I love the lights in the windows, great job!

Jamie said...

I really love the look of this - just the touch of color. I'd be very interested in hearing your process for this piece.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Your interpretation of the Victorian house is just gorgeous. I like the watercolor over the pen and ink! Great, great job.

Leslie Lockhart said...

This feels like it is straight out of a beautiful story book! I love everything about it especially the lit windows! Bravo!!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Dominique, I commented on this in glowing detail the other day -- maybe you're away from your computer and have comments piling up unposted? hmmmm. But I love it muchly-- love all the great varied line quality.

dominique eichi said...

Maria, Thank you for your comment.


Irit, Thank you for being such a cheerleader.


Dana, You are so talented your comment are much appreciated.


Edward, thanks for the kind words, love your piece too.


r. garriot With comment like yours the push me to work harder. Thank you


Camille, It's so wonderful to read the reactions of each one to our work. I appreciate yours very much. As all the others.


Angela Elledge, I was trying to go back to my roots of pen & ink I guess a few are liking it Thank you for stopping by.


Vern , Thanks for the comment and happy to see you back.


Sheila, you have away with words. I appreciate it.


Adebanji, with your inspiration I am pushing myself toward more of this . Thank you for stopping by.


James, I like your idea of notecards. Thanks.


Dean H. Thank you for coming by, I appreciate it,


Jamie, I will gladly give you the process
Draw it out
.o1 ink pen
walk away
add a little more pen & ink for contrast
add some color
HAVE FUN


Anne Marie, I think maybe it shows I am having fun, Thank you for stopping by.


Leslie, I think I had the same impression when it was finished, thank you.


Camille, you are right, sorry for my delay I was on a little vacation. Thanks for stopping by again. Your comments are much appreciated.

CONRAD said...

Nice very nice, makes e want to turn the page, of a good book, it should be a illustration for a good book.

Carol Horzempa said...

Your ink drawing has a lot of energy in the lines - the way you handled the clouds and foliage. I like the added color, especially the yellow in the windows.

Annie Salness said...

I agree with Leslie, it begs to have a story. I'm wondering what is going on in the lit windows. I especially like the line work in the clouds! Nice work!

dominique eichi said...

Conrad, Thanks for the kind comment. KNow anyone that want to write a book ?

dominique eichi said...

Annie, Thanks, know anyone that writes ?

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dominique eichi said...

Thank you CAROL, I love your rendition too especially the birds give a special feeling to your piece.

dominique eichi said...

Carrie Griesemer, I'm sorry I forgot to say thank you

Lee said...

Exquisite! great sky treatment and glad to see someone's at home...at least the lights are on :)

dominique eichi said...

Lee, Thank you for stopping by and leaving your nice comment glad to see your piece nice too.

Bill Gavin said...

Just enough color to make it pop and very nice relaxed pen work! Wondering what music you were listening to. NICE!

dominique eichi said...

Bill , Thanks I appreciate you coming by . The music was Mike Clark " Beauty in the Still" very nice.