This sort of just takes you there, makes you want to sit and listen to guitar music.Also, I love those red shoes. I want a pair.
I had some guitar music playing while I painted. No red sneaks though :(
We have lots of acoustic guitars in our house. My husband is extremely talented in my opinion, and most times I would rather have him play for me while I exercise than listen to my ipod. Do you play? Or is it your "intention" to play? Definitely a great painting, and I love the red shoes as well! We have a set in our house... along with blue, black, green, orange... they're going cheap, Terri. I get tired of tripping over them. :)
Maybe my intention was to draw your eyes to the red shoes!I can't play the guitar... wish I could, but I can't. But your husband plays, and you have a rainbow of sneakers in your house!
As always, I love your illustrations! And yes, the shoes really are the focal point of this painting, or at least to me it is xD!
Thanks, I used a reference photo for this, and the shoes were part of what made me choose it. I think they said a little about the personality of the girl.
Another beautiful painting. I love the glow and energy of these colors, the red shoes and also the golden guitar and hair. Nicely done!
Thank you Cindy! I've been mixing my own colors - just using blue, red, yellow, white, and black on my pallete. Your drawings are always so vivid, so this is a real compliment!
"To create something nice or to have fun trying?"I like that!
I'm glad you like it!
This actually made me think. When you play the guitar the result is actually inside the creating part. For a painting or a drawing that's slightly different. The true result is only there in the end. I don't know whether that makes any difference when it comes to having fun though. I think art is about trying to create something in such a way that it expresses exactly what you want it to express (If it's only meant to please others or for the money, it's not art in my opinion). Probably that's what makes an artist satisfied and happy. So, to answer your question... I think it's both, but the combination is quite important. When I play the guitar I want it to sound rather good, but still what I really want is to 'like it'. whether that includes me singing while I'm a terrible singer or not. When I draw or paint, I want the result to reflect my thoughts, whether or not the actual result looks perfect (and that's exactly why I stopped drawing lifelike portraits :-)).I think you did a great job with that drawing (and a lot of other drawings before). You always seem to turn the subject into something more personal, something meaningful. I like it. :-)
Wonderful! I've actually had this conversation - in an LSAT class I was teaching, of all places!With music, the artist decides the beginning, middle, end. With a painting, the viewer decides. Both are "art", but their perceptions are different. So, when I do a painting, I can attempt to control how the viewer sees it, but there are no guarantees. And true, what matters first is that I like it. If I don't like it, NOBODY else sees it! Even if I'm being paid - I'll make a dozen attempts before I "turn in" something I don't like. You obviously get it :)And thanks for the compliment (codename!) itihtw. These are quite personal. That's what I enjoy about Illustration Fridays. Just one word, no direction.Nice to hear from you again!
Love the converse sneakers and your statement.
Nice intentions. I think some artist's intentions are to inspire or provoke a response (good or bad). I love the Converse All Stars.
Great red sneakers! I also like the texture of the canvas revealed by the application of paint...bravo!