Friday, 16 March 2012

The Crimson and the ... Scarlet


I just love those adjectives. Don't they just ooze lush and sensuality? What is it about red that makes us wish to lose our inhibitions? To inbibe fermented fruit; to turn up the volume and just dance like nobody is watching?

OK, I admit it. I did actually do that this evening - but nobody was watching... so who cares?

This is Donna. I'm not sure she actually looks very Donna-esque, but I painted her from a Donna Karen advert so felt obliged to give a nod in that designer's direction. I think I once owned a Donna Karen skirt (but that is pretty irrelevant to this post).

I'm having a personal soirĂ©e of music, art and dance ... with a drop of Sauvignon Blanc.

Some red art for The Butterfly Effect... which for some reason makes me think of making toast and marmite... can't think why?

13 comments:

  1. I love the movement, and the color, and how the brushstrokes almost veil her face. Really nice!

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  2. You Silly! enjoy that wine and wish I could join you - I could use some dancing in wild abandon right about now...

    smiles
    xo

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  3. I love the movement and simplicity of the piece.

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  4. Nice piece, and quite normal to always think of toast and marmite. (I have to import my own marmite, you can't get it here!) Valerie

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  5. That's the first word that came to my mind. Sensual! :) Gorgeous!

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  6. This composition is pure tenderness full of sensuality, delicious.

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  7. I love me a good personal dance party. Sounds like the perfect evening. (but the wine is the wrong color)

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  8. Ahhh Lisa, you do lead a charmed life. I'll bet you had a gorgeous red something or other on when you danced...your girl is fabulous. Another wonderful centerfold girl in your book.

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  9. looks like she is enjoying the party also ;) love the loose brushstrokes of this whole piece, the background, the hair and the dress, wondeful redish :)

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  10. Loving your lady in red.....did you draw her in charcoal? x

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  11. Loving your lady in red and wishing you good luck with your plan for your art whatever it may be. I have to do this as well.... Just stop entering challenges and take time to decide what i really want to be doing nd creating!

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  12. Sultry lady! Love her balmy expression and bold swashes of color across the page!

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  13. ...this is so so so awesome. Love all of your girls. Wow, I'm "baff". And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Blog!

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