Saturday, 31 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Flawed



A flawless beauty?

It all rather depends on who is looking, don't you think?

As the marvellously eccentric writer and critic Marguerite Young said, "All creatures are flawed, but out of the flaw may come the universe."

33 comments:

DEB said...

Beautiful, flawless painting, Tessa! Not to get all philosophical, but I rather prefer to think that all creatures are perfect. What we perceive as flaws are really perfections.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is beautiful! Love all the colors.

soulbrush said...

she is absolutley perfect. hugs from me.

jinksy said...

Bold and beautiful - but I wish I could stop looking at the goofy mutt in the foreground. Have I got my eyes in back to front today, perhaps?

Nicky Linzey said...

This is stunning, love what you've written too.

La Feroce Bete said...

I think it's beautiful.

Paula Suter Photography said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Ain't that the truth!!!! This is certainly a flawless beauty indeed! Tess your eye for color is just... just... FLAWLESS!!! yes I said it he he he! it is. I just love your work. Amazing, strong and beautiful, just like you!

Coreopsis said...

Beautiful painting--and I really like that quote.

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Another beautiful painting by you. You are truly blessed by talent. I am envious, even though that's probably a sin.

Elizabeth said...

This picture is, indeed, flawless!
such colors
such poise and balance
such a delight for the eyes

Abigail Kraft said...

Beautiful painting! I must say, I agree that humanity is flawed--and from that truth is born beauty. Because beauty is born in a perfect Savior and Creator...in our flawed existence, His perfection is made so much more beautiful and brilliant. Your painting actually translated into that illustration very well in my eyes. The silhouette of the woman is done in black, creating a stark contrast to the bold and beautiful colors of the foreground.

Thanks for sharing this. It's a very thought provoking subject--I am thoroughly convinced that Jesus Christ is the reason for flawless beauty even among a flawed humanity.

In His arms,
--Abigail

Renee said...

Flawless that is how I think of you. I am sure wild and crazy and amazing and fun and serious and flawlessly perfect.

Your writing is beautiful Tessa, your comment on my blog is like poetry.

xoxo

Love Renee

Indigene said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! Flawless, indeed!

lakeviewer said...

Oh yes! Well said. Aren't imperfections just unique traits, like DNA markers that gave Life so much variety?

Lori ann said...

oh! one more fabulous painting Tessa! Could this be Zuri's sister??
xx lori

Elizabeth Parsons said...

bold, bodacious, beautiful, boutiful, brilliant!

eBeth

david mcmahon said...

S T U N N I N G

That is an absolute traffic-stopper

Maithri said...

Breathtakingly beautiful my dear friend,

And amen to your reflections on flaws...

Your thoughts made my mind fly to the words of the late John Updike who said:

"The universe is perfectly transparent. We exist as flaws in ancient glass".

To be human is to be Flawed

and Beautiful.

Much love to you dear friend,

M

Mama Shujaa said...

Tessa,

What an absolute beaut!!

Mama Shujaa.

guillermo said...

Beautiful colors and silhouette

Merisi said...

This is one brilliant picture! :-)
Flawless painting. ;)

Congratulations on winning David's Post of the Day award!

San said...

Your subject reminds me of a goddess risen from color itself. I am now wanting to read more from Marguerite Young.

Pea said...

beautiful colours !

adrienne trafford said...

so completely gorgeous!

The Egel Nest said...

Art is always subjective...but I think it is beautiful... :)

Found you through David's blog!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Sandi McBride said...

Just beautiful! I love this piece. Congratulations on Post of the Day mention at David's!!
Sandi

Poutalicious said...

Perfect, absolutely beautiful.

Gai said...

well this is bold, colourful, bright and yes, beautiful, the contrast of colour is excellent.

Patricia said...

I've arrived via David's blog. What a beautiful and vibrant painting. Thanks! Be blessed!

Cestandrea said...

always a feast for the eye, your colorful sunbathed paintings
have a great day
greetings from cold Paris

Sass E-mum said...

Is it myth or don't all persian carpets have a persian flaw - it's what makes them so highly valued.

That's a beautiful picture.

Thanks for calling by my blog with such a positive vibe.

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

Every new picture you present,Tessa, I show my hubby and tell him this is the best yet!
I LOVE your paintings and the stories they relay through the colors! I see no flaws in anything about you or your passions!
Barb