September 04, 2006

Always safe...























three acrylic on birch 12"x12"
Illustration Friday collided with DIY weekend ... hence the time lapse in posting work.
Here are three ladies out for a stroll on the promenade. It is dark and quite late, so they travel in threes. Safety in numbers their mothers always told them. Hmm or are they fish with heels?
Visit Illustration Friday - just to be safe.

the word for the day is ... safe ... as in a haven, a place to put your valuables and that home base in a game of tag.

16 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Love the colors... and the possibility that these are fish wives of a sort. I'll check back... and see where your gallery is.

murphy girl said...

this is lovely. i like that it is simple, but not so straight-forward. thanks for taking the time to visit!

Bron Smith said...

I just discovered your beautiful work for the first time. I'll look for your work again on future IFs.

annax said...

Lovely colours and textures. Nice to have found you here!

Joy Eliz said...

Beautiful and peaceful...lovely illo!
And your new office is fab!

diana said...

susan... I love this piece... love it !! you amaze me !!!

creative kismet said...

Lovely in so many ways!

Emily said...

Very interesting and has a lovely depth...

Sabine said...

Could be disguised mermaids looking for their lost sister..

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Mermaids with coats!

Joanne said...

So lovely. I like the softness, it makes it feel safe.

String said...

I like this one, it has a sense of foreboding within the composition and colours!

Wörtwurst said...

Three broads you say...

String said...

Well blogger was really messing up when I tried to post my response, but I am glad it got through - really liked your illo.

susanna said...

This is a terrific illustration, Susan. The three women remind me of Japanese geishas walking through a park, wearing bright kimonos and painted white faces.

P.S.- I just returned home in the States. Thank you so much for leaving comments while I was away. I'll be sending you a longer email in the next day or so. :)

carla said...

I love the gentle elegance of these ladies...they're so graceful that they seem to almost float. The colors are just sooo beautiful, and there are wonderful touches that make this simple composition rhythmic...the large horizontal blocks of vertical strokes broken by the curved line of the fence, the way you echo the finials on the fence in the buttons on the ladies. Beautiful, Susan!