April 20, 2007

Sitting


Sitting, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

This is my entry for IF's prompt Polar. I imagine that anyone living in that region would feel any sunshine a little bit more "closely" a little "deeper" than anywhere else in the world. I tried to show that here.
Side note - go to Penelope's blog here to view her absolutely stunning poster she just created for the Emily Dickenson Museum in Amherst, MA. It is really incredible and so well done. Good for you Penelope! Remember to look her up at our upcoming show "{un}Limited at the gallery next month too...

23 comments:

kelly said...

sweet! i dig the red mitten.
penelope is one talented chick.
i got to meet her on a couple of occassions. she lived only 40mins
from me. she is a sweet chick. i
have loved watching her art take the world by storm

red-handed said...

Ha! I love the red mitten and the it's-okay-melancholy ...

Tara Ross Studios said...

love your illo!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

oh i remember those days... too frozen on the ground to move a finger; wet mittens frozen to the ground as well

RonniHall said...

I like your illo! I immediately flash back to when I was little and my mom read SNOWY DAY to me. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Irwin Borjas said...

So much dark this drawing but truely amazing.
Have a nice day

get zapped said...

A very nice piece. I really dig the lines and simple colors and the red mitten!

Teri C said...

This is very cute and very homey. so polar.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely!!

Debbie Egizio said...

I love this illustration! The warm sky and the pointed hood make me smile and I just love the swirls in the background. Very simple, yet so much to look at. Fabulous work as usual!!!!

Rebecca (feltmaking and sustainable living in rural Ireland) said...

Hi Susan

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, and I'm delighted to have followed you back to yours from Ireland! This work is wonderful, I love the simplicity of your lines, loose yet still with so much detail even tho just hinted at, the red gloves, cosy fingers, wrapped feet, its all snug against the harshness of the white snow, I imagine a stark white snowy landscape. Lovely on many levels, thanks x
www.irishcraftworker.typepad.com

Michelle Lana said...

nicely done~

nina seven said...

this is a beautiful piece! I love how loose it is, but still feels so well composed.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Wow, really nice work!

albina said...

I love the contrast of warm tones and all the layers of clothes that indicate cold! Great stuff!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me -- I always appreciate your comments!

Ammon said...

I really like the perspective that you used and the great colors. Nice work.

Emila Yusof said...

Very nice illo!

cjhardy said...

What a sweet warm rendering. I can almost feel the sun bathing her face.

faun said...

i love the illo- it reminds me of when i was in first grade outside for recess..and the teacher wouldn't let me go inside to use the bathroom..so i sat in a snow pile, cried and peed my pants. i had on red mittens.

carla said...

I just look the simple but really perfect composition of this piece! And... the texture and colors! I feel the warmth of the sun of the face! The lines against the broad textured areas look wonderful, and that red mitten brings me back to childhood...

Sarah said...

Amazing how you've managed to get the feeling of both warmth and coldness in the same image.

One Crabapple said...

"Sitting" Looks cold and warm at the same time. I suppose he is used to the icey bottom .... but it makes me shiver at the thought. The hot sun must feel good...that color is the perfect polar sun yellow I do believe.

Love it !
S.

Ulla said...

This is really wonderful! Such feeling and emotion in so few lines...