Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Shiver Finished & CPSA

I'm calling Shiver FINISHED. :-)  

For those of you who didn't see the first post on it - Its an illustration of the character in Maggie Stiefvater's book Shiver about a girl who falls in love with a wolf. It is set in Minnesota winter and the cold is a big concept in the book so I wanted it to look cold, foggy, and shivery lol. She is supposed to look somewhat sad in this and like she is looking for her lost love... Its not going to be on the book or anything - I just loved the book and thought it would make a great picture.  Its a large piece because I don't like working much smaller than life-size - the final is 24" x 32." 

It was so much fun starting with a set character that I may just do this again with another book character! Maggie - what are writing about next?! Hmmmm maybe I should do a pic of James with all that writing on his arms....

Here's Maggie post about it on her Live-Journal http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/104720.html

& some good news:


I'm happy to announce that my piece Becca was accepted into this years International Colored Pencil Society Show in Atlanta Georgia!
Yay Becca! Here's an old thread on that piece http://nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/2008/10/untitled.html


13 comments:

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Congratulations on both the completion of Shiver and your acceptance into CPSA's annual exhibition. So proud! Go girl!

Morgaine said...

absolutely beautiful work, and congratulations

stacey-jay said...

SO gorgeous!! Love love love it. Maggie is a lucky author!

Stacey Jay

vivien said...

the cold misty air is beautifully caught in this

and the figure is of course great :>)

and congratulations :>)

Teresa Mallen said...

You have done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the character in Shiver. Beautiful work.

Congratulations on your CPSA acceptance!! I look forward to seeing this piece in person. I was sorry to read that I won't be able to meet you. Maybe next time! :-)

2 Lips Art & Design said...

this is exquisite! congratulations, Nicole!

Carolina said...

Congratulations on the acceptance to the CPSA's exhibition! Well deserved :)

Casey Klahn said...

Both very moving images, Nicole!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Congratulations on being accepted Nicole .. well deserved. and the shiver piece looks fabulous.. still yet to read...

Jo Castillo said...

I wondered about the title of this piece, I missed what it is I guess. I think she fits her part! Great piece.

Congratulations on the CPSA entry.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Thanks everyone!!

I know Teresa I'm sory I can't make it to Georgia too. :-(

Congrats to Teresa & Susan too!

& the gals (and Gary)in my CPSA chapter: Holly Bedrosian, Debbi Friedman, Gary Ruuska, Susan Tait Porcaro.

2 Lips Art and Design said...

i would love to go to this, especially since it's on the East Coast, but have to check summer schedule (scout camps!)
:)

Ian Goddard said...

The painting of Becca called 'Contemplate' may be the most beautiful work of art I've ever seen! The composition is just revolutionary. The rendering and pose are fabulous, and especially in conjunction with the composition.

Your color-pencil (CP) work, which I just discovered, is overall the best I've seen. What I don't like about CP art is when you can tell it's CP. But your work does not obviously betray its medium. You're incredible Nicole!