Thursday, October 18, 2012

Listening to Music

Drawn this morning, from life.

Pastel and charcoal on pastel card,  about 9" x 12".

21 comments:

  1. Wow! Bello,molto intenso,mi piace la tonalità che gli hai dato! Complimenti!

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  2. Yes, intense. I agree. You have a wonderful knack for painting women is intense moments. Very appealing.

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  3. She's a beauty. When I was studying early 20th century English lit, there was a recurring phrase -- Joyce used it, and Lawrence, and at least four others -- "Distant Music."

    I never took the long road to a PhD, never seriously entertained the idea, but I did choose this title for the thesis I wouldn't write.

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  4. She must be listening to something deep and stirring - or the blues.

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  5. To this distant observer, my 1st thot was plugging her ears from the "noise."

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  6. The color really fits the mood. Blue? Sad? Bored? One wonders.

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  7. Fabulous and full of personality !

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  8. I just came back for a second look at your last posts. Your figures are dynamic and hypnotic. You are also having a "Blue Period." I hope not for real.

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  9. I have missed out on a lot lately: Beautiful Blues! This one especially is striking - to color, composition and expression makes a powerful whole.

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  10. Beautiful intensity. The first thing that I thought of was the gemstone Lapis Lazuli. Like the way you used negative space

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  11. Thanks, AH.

    That is a beautiful phrase.

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  12. Katherine, I no longer remember the music, just that I was enjoying listening to it, and that it put me in the mood to draw this.

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  13. Ouch, Cafe,

    Trust me, the music was her choice.

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  14. Thanks, Margaret.

    I just see this as romantic, kind of late nineteenth century.

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  15. Thanks, Linda.

    I love blue and blues and have been thinking about posting some of my favorite blue pieces together.

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  16. Thanks, minn. I was in a romantic. Mood with this.

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  17. Thanks, PA.

    The use of space is my favorite thing about this. Could have left it as a diagonal line.

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  18. Bet this one would sell. Are you thinking about having it reproduced?

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  19. Thanks, PA.

    I can see what you mean, but not really thinking about reproductions, lately. Thinking more about painting and trees and abstracts. Though not acting on it yet.

    Saw this amazing oak today. Tree of the year in 2008. (Austin.) Has branches down to the ground.

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