Friday, 15 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Contagious




The great thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain -- but it’s still contagious!




26 comments:

pink dogwood said...

This is so cool - I feel like dancing :) Happy Friday :)

lakeviewer said...

Yes, contagious in many ways, transporting you body and soul, beating in your veins, pacing your heart beats.

My explanation for this need of ours is the need to touch others in a ritual way, to feel connected in the same feeling.

Teri C said...

Just fabulous paintings!! Love them. They are so full of life and happiness. Very contagious! :)

Lola said...

Contagious, like you Tessa. I can't imagine a life without music, it punctuates my day, my routines, my interior song.

Those paintings are stunning. I've figured it out: it's the light they emit. The energy they unleash, the grain one feels with the eyes. You capture the essence of those figures and translate it in color and two-dimensional beings.

There's a piece of Abruzzo in the middle of my house...

Beth Kephart said...

I was dancing like she is an hour ago.

And it felt great.

Delwyn said...

Tessa,
I love the movement in the dancers ...and the boys posture too is great you are very talented and we are lucky to share your spirited creations.

Happy dancing days

The Gossamer Woman said...

Very sharp, bright colors, Tessa. Such bountiful paintings, full of good cheer. It must be a joy to make them and have them turn out the way you want them to. Such a happy occupation. It's contagious!

Rob Inukshuk said...

All you need is some music and you have a party, that's what the second painting tells.

Angela said...

lalala, skipping and dancing and humming...waving at you Tessa!

DEB said...

Beautiful art, beautiful sentiment!!

kj said...

why am i so drawn to that white fluke? and why am i ready to dance with my fingers still on the keyboard?

tessa, your colors are so vibrant and your people so simple you create magic. that's all there is too it. i LOVE your work! i LOVE it!

xo

pRiyA said...

its a good contagious thing to spread around!

A Cuban In London said...

It is contagious, indeed. That's why I have never understood the whole drugs+ music= enjoyment malarkey. No, music IS my drug. And my disease. Because it IS highly contagious (listening to The Doors's Roadhouse Blues, live in California). My head is shaking side to side and I love, love, love this post. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Woman in a Window said...

It does take over, an infection of the soul. Your painting speaks this in volumes. I laugh a little though thinking of the few audiences I've been a part of in Canada. We so try to resist.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Love the vibrancy, Tessa!

And there's a little something for you over at my place :-)

willow said...

I especially like the movement in this second piece, Tessa.

ValGalArt said...

you are so right! beautiful in every way :)

Val said...

fabulous and i too feel like dancing now - and music is the food of life too :-)

Polly said...

That's very true. Music is contageous and addictive... love those pictures!

Ribbon said...

Spot on!....

best wishes
Ribbon

Mama Shujaa said...

muziki - the universal language..I just LOVE the paintings!!!

soulbrush said...

music makes the world go around, the world go around....i totally love this (again)

karen said...

I love the idea of being hit painlessly by music! x

Anaka said...

Lovely painting and a fabulous description. Music can heal, uplift and unite, all at once. Fantastic colours too!

Caroline said...

Music and dancing - contagious indeed! I love this painting it's full of rhythm!!

ArtSparker said...

Music is a wonderful take on the theme, and perfect for your rhythmic style.