Friday, 23 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Climbing



Marie - Homage to Modigliani III


She felt positively exhausted after all that arduous social climbing.

31 comments:

Teri C said...

What a pretty painting and perfect commentary.

Lori ann said...

haha! that's lovely! it is gorgeous and a bit of a change from your Africa paintings.and yes! i think that is one type of climbing that would exhaust me too(if i knew how!) I hope you had a wonderful friday Tessa!
xx lori :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous : I'd love to have that on my wall!

red-handed said...

Social climbing is a bitch goddess ... Modigliani starved to death before he had to worry about that.

The W.O.W. factor said...

I bet she has her feet soaking in a basin too!
(That is a ladder that has no rungs in my world.)
I love the painting Tessa, with Marie wearing such a tired face yet still with grace.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm.
Barb

Janelle said...

OH MY! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! xxx

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful take on climbing!
I like your style, wonderful painting.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Oh she SO has her feet in a basin of warm water and while exhausted, she still daydreams of grand plans....

Wonderful painting and so expressive.
This we like very much!

NANCY LEFKO said...

striking!!

DEB said...

Modigliani would be proud Tessa!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

As she soaks her feet in the hot water basin, she is thinking of the next rungs she'll have to climb to dizzying heights and she has fear of heights, the poor woman. She is gathering her courage and hoping to do it blindfolded.

Debbie said...

You are absolutely fabulous. What you do with words and pictures is really breathtaking. I loved this!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

That is just totally stunning, Tessa, I LOVE this picture!

tam said...

I love it too. It feels like the cover of a book I want to write (but haven't yet).

Kat Hannah said...

Great homage piece, wonderfully done - love the long, sensuous lines of his works

Lori Andrews said...

She's beautiful! I LOVE IT! And soooooooooo big!

carla said...

Beautiful!!! This is a stunning tribute to Modigliani! What a great interpretation as well.

Nicola said...

Beautiful flow of shapes and colors!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Ha ha ha ha! She looks like it, too!

:)

mariapacewynters said...

Smart commentary.
He is one of my all time favorite artists. You did a beautiful job.

karen said...

very Modigliani, and a different sort of "climbing"! you have so many comments on your last post already, just wanted to say that the Hampshire pics are too beautiful.. thanks so much!! :-)

david mcmahon said...

What a wonderful caption.

Really enjoyed the images in your previous post, too.

And yes, I'm fascinated by the fact that your Papa and my father could possibly have met!!

Rajani said...

hhahaa oh ya social climbing is serious work! lovely colours!

A Cuban In London said...

This is one of those artists who went off my radar. I was (still am) too focused on both impressionism and surrealism. I loved your painting. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Miranda said...

Ah, smarty pants. I LOVE it!

kathy hare said...

beautiful Tessa, I also love the work of modigliani..

get zapped said...

LOL, perfect take on the theme and what a beautiful image! Love the strong colors.

Renee said...

What can I say, I love her. You are so talented you blow my mind.

Thank you for your wishes in Zulu. I'm going to hold onto them.

xoxo

Love Renee

soulbrush said...

i simply adore modigliani, one of my all time favs.

ValGalArt said...

As I gazed upon her beautiful face and the slope of her neck Modigliani was running through my mind and then I see your words and you did him so proud that he would wish he did this :) Gorgeous!

Michael O'Connell said...

beautiful work… and the words are so intriguing…