October 13, 2006

Smitten


acrylic, tissue paper, ink 5"x7" on arches #140 paper
This morning I got up and started early with some collaged papers I have been dabbling with all week. I have been thinking about the Art to Wear show, fashion, it's effects on women (if you know me, you will clearly know that fashion has never done anything to effect me..) and how I simply love black with the odd splash of red.
I just had finished this piece and poof, into my inbin comes Penelope's prompt for IF - ::smitten::
Well, that was easy. The paint isn't dry, but I think you get the picture. She is smitten with that red coat cape. But like an unruly showercurtain, it is a drag to get out of. She'll go into the shop today too.

The word for the day is ... independence ... as in freedom, self sufficient and a certain ability to get on with things.

15 comments:

Alina Chau said...

cool design!

annax said...

Great illo! Very original!

Ulla said...

Marvelous, sometimes all you need is black and a bit of red!!!

Sheri Burhoe said...

She almost looks like a Mermaid. I'm actually working on a series of Mermaids for a commission.I thought it was quite interesting when I seen this today on your blog entry and it so very resembles to me, a Mermaid because of her red coat cape of course.

deb said...

love that!

andrea said...

Very clever. Love the pattern bits.

Frizz said...

Great entry. I love "trouble" too. Very cool!

Ulla said...

Forgot to tell you, I almost can't wait to see what new pottery pieces of Diane's you'll be having in your shop...

belinda said...

great illo! and i'd be smitten too with that red coat. i wear black most of the time and almost bought a red knitted overscraf yesterday. not as long as your coat, but your image kinda reminded me of yesterday's almost shopping spree. only got a black top in the end :)

susan said...

thank you all for the kind words!

marcisenders said...

Beautiful piece! Is that a fabric pattern in the background? Love!

Nancy said...

makes me think of Project Runway, with which I am smitten. Great piece.

mel said...

very nice concept and love your illo :)

iHanna said...

lovely background to draw on, cute drawing

Minda said...

I love the bits of pattern behind her