Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Something in the air

I'm a hopeless romantic and as soon as I read the prompt for the Three Muses' challenge this week... something in the air... I knew it had to be love!

I had an interesting time with my Muse tonight. She pushed me back in the direction of portrait painting though I wanted to wait until I start my new course (more on that another day). She was insistent. "Paint someone who looks like they're dreaming of their new love" she urged... Easier said than done. I laid down a few layers to my story first before she began to take shape. She wasn't enveloped in a gentle romance though. There was a sadness to her eyes tinged with jealousy. Was it unrequited love?

I took her to the magician called Photoshop to see what could be done for such a terrible love sickness. The remedy called for a trip to Paris. Surely that's the last place she should be going to alone? Ah... we see she wishes to inflict more pressure on the cracks in her heart... Is that a wintry moon shining down on the passionate embrace of her love with another or perhaps the green-eyed monster? There's surely something in the air on the banks of the Seine this chilly evening...

Background: my painting
Embracing couple with street lamp: getty images
Over-active imagination: I think I'll claim that as mine too

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow this is stunning.
    Fantastic design. Love them.

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  2. Lisa, Oh I love this, and YES, you captured that feeling!

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  3. OMG!!! i love the EYES!!! how do you even paint expressions ... i can see that she's contemplative ... you're a genius!! this is just amazing!

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  4. fabulous image - fabulous imagination

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  5. This is really wonderful, and what a great feeling you've captured :)

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  6. Your collage is absolutely gorgeous! I love your composition - the combination of small and big scale works fantastically. Beautiful artwork!

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  7. what a great combination of media. it works so well . Love the way your mind works, beautiful creation

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  8. That is absolutly brilliant.
    A surreal dream!

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  9. The diversity of work that finds its way to our challenge is amazing. This is such a unique and creative piece. Thank you so much for sharing your talents (both artistic and literary)!

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  10. ... the stars were bright, Fernando. Now you have put that song into my head and it is going to stay with me all night! Your picture is superb and I am struggling to find the superlatives to adequately express my reaction to it. I love everything about it. It is so unique and so clever - and your writing is fantastic. Take a huge bow!

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  11. Beautiful take on this theme.

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  12. This is incredible, Lisa! I love everything about it.

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  13. holy smokes!!! what a wonderful piece you completed for the challenge this week....there is something really neat about it and I am with you...love is in the air!!!

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  14. I agree, holy smokes...
    This is beautiful, as is all of your wonderful art pieces.

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  15. Wow! You are really pushing your own envelope these days. What a powerful image this is. I love it!

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  16. What a creative & wonderful piece!!!I love it, great job!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  17. I'm just singing back at you.... Fernandina!! You are getting better and better, but I love reading what you write too! =)

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  18. Absolutely stunning, Lisa, truly fabulous art!

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  19. Beautiful...I just love her moon/eye!

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  20. I love this. The artwork is gorgeous and the story is so romantic. You have outdone yourself on this one.

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  21. Bravo!! Absolutely gorgeous work!!♥

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  22. Oh, this is just so creative and I love all the details, there is so much to see. It's amazing!

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  23. Stunning!! I totally love your collage.
    Debby

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  24. I love this image, Lisa! Absolutely beautiful... ~Nikki

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