Saturday, March 07, 2009

Illustration Friday - Intricate


Intricate plots…
Intricate plans…
Physician's friend…
Harmful to man?

I have to admit… this is an old painting. I used to sit for hours in front of the television with my watercolors and get lost. Now it seems I spend more time on Lost than I do painting… much more time spent on family and the never-ending home renovations… This is one of a series of paintings in a very different style that was inspired by my wife when we first started dating… not that a snake or Adam and Eve really have much to do with us… it was just a new path in life…

This one is called Physician's Friend. Water Worries can be seen here. More Than A Mouthful here.

27 comments:

Kassi Isaac said...

nice detail in his scales- good work :) x kas

uditi said...

love the colours!

kslaughter said...

This is gorgeous! Love the warm colors and the texture you've captured here~~~

Anonymous said...

looka like one of those rubber snakes we use to use to scare the girls with lol also like the colors and detail on the scales. michael dailey

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

That's our intricate Humans Drama, the beginning !!
Good idea

tsu-mina said...

Nice details. really nice work.

Teri C said...

Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous!!

Zari said...

nice composition...the contrast of textures and colors is great!

ArtSparker said...

I salute you for watercolor - a challenging medium. You are posted & linked in today's blog, I am in receipt of the ox.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Very nice work! Love the colors - it's quite striking.

kj said...

oh mike, i can feel this damn snake skin! yucky touch and wonderful illo!

steve said...

well done Michael, wow!

Bella Sinclair said...

W.O.W! This is fantastic! Look at all those individual scales. And the stone floor is excellent in its texture and shading. Great, great watercolor!

marcello murru said...

signor Mocando!!!very nice illo!!!

Geka said...

wow, this is amazing! really nicely done!

Tomás Serrano said...

I like it a lot, great textures. The apple, is an Eve´s reference?

isay said...

this is patiently and wonderfully done. the details' really great and also the texture and even the colors' perfect.

Tom said...

love the lighting in the scales - great stuff. thanks for your kind words of encouragement on my blog!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! How many hours did you spend on this beautiful baby???? It's just wonderful. love all the great texture and color in this piece! Great post!

ValGalArt said...

Really, really gorgeous! i love it Michael :)

Indigene said...

Can I just say this is marvelous?! Wow!

Michael O'Connell said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments… it makes me want to start digging through all those boxes to find my watercolors again!

Cock Yer Doodle said...

Love the details, especially on the snake. Yeah, get goin on them watercolours, mate!

Carmen Saldaña said...

Hello Michael!!
Fantastic work, I really like it!
The technique is great and the colors of the snake are amazing. The textures of the background are very well done
:-)

yoon see said...

Really stunning piece Michael and thanks for sharing with us.
I love the vibrant yellow background and the intricated details of the snake.
Your early work too shown your creativity. No wonder this piece had brought your many great memories. Great inspiration from beloved person:)
Sorry to drop by late cause I am very busy lately....

studio lolo said...

I missed this!! I love detail like this. You must have had the patience of a saint when you were in this phase! I have a feeling you still do ;)

I did a series of lizards a while back hoping to sell the images to jigsaw puzzle companies. Ah...NO.
Maybe I'll post one for Animal Wed one of these weeks.

thanks for your comments!
I still have to check out Linked-In.
I'm slow.

Eric Barclay said...

This is really, really beautiful. Love the color choices and textures. Awesome work.