Summoning her Frame

Summoning her Frame

1 September 2017

ET woman
ET woman; 8th aquarelle of aquarelle challenge

 

Wonderland

Place of Miracles

Where we pray

Where we stray

Spending light through sun’s array

Countenance at bay

 

Seething sand

Makes me obstacles

Which I grind

In my mind

Through memories I unwind

Past hidden unkind

 

Singing band

Grant me spectacles

Unknown fame

Face no name

Shimmering through light path tame

Summoning her frame

 

Reading of the poem: 

Flying Elephants (part 1) – Gregory Colbert

Flying Elephants (part 2) – Gregory Colbert

Ashes and Snow – Gregory Colbert

Pencil sketches

Pencil sketches

29 August 2017

Stabat Mater copy

 

Today I am sharing two divergent moods in the sketches. One is of a flamenco dancer having fun and one is a drawing inspired by the cover of the CD of Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

 

I thought the sombre vis-à-vis light mood was quite interesting to look at and hope you like them.

 

Flamenco dancer

How do you leave the one you love – Katherine Jenkins

Seventh aquarelle : Cherry blossom tree branch

Seventh aquarelle : Cherry blossom tree branch

24 August 2017

 

I am back to my initial challenge of 10 aquarelles and have taken as subject a cherry blossom branch given the recent synchronicity on cherry trees. This time I combined alla prima type of painting with wet on dry painting.

 

It occurred to me that just looking at pink made me cheerful. Perhaps that is where the French saying « voir le monde avec des lunettes roses » (meaning looking at the world with rose-coloured glasses) comes from  🙂

 

I hope you will enjoy the painting and the typical song I thought would accompany it well.

 

Cherry Blossom branch

Sakura – Japanese folk music

Calligraphy based on own concept

Calligraphy based on own concept

22 August 2017

I am putting a trial of calligraphy made a while ago, trying to establish a pattern that was connected to the subject matter of the written words. The words are in Arabic and basically state that Heaven is under the feet of mothers. This saying means that basically heaven can only be attained if one keeps one’s mother happy and treats her with the utmost respect.

Usually calligraphers are able to create all sorts of images but I have trouble finding good images to create so I wil be gearing this upwards by making more trials to find new types of images based on wordings from prayer or poetry books.

I will be posting shortly more of my trials with calligraphy and might also revive the love I had for Chinese and Japanese type painting forms to resume those as well. I hope you will continue to be kind with your reviews and likes.

Throughout the years and with my various moves, I have either lost or gifted most of my paintings and drawings including Chinese ink paintings and Japanese miniatures. Hopefully with the practice my knack for drawing and painting properly will be restored. You have been very kind in your reviews so I would like to practise and showcase much better paintings and drawings to pay homage to your kindness in commenting and liking my artwork.

 

Calligraphy 1

Ibhath Anni – Majda Roumi  ماجدة الرومى…. ابحث عنى

 

Sixth aquarelle : Isis

Sixth aquarelle : Isis

22 August 2017

 

Yesterday I had an inclination to paint the Goddess Mother for my sixth aquarelle. Though she is meant to be golden brown, I wanted to use my Naples Yellow that was laying on the palette so changed the tone of her skin.

 

For those who don’t know who Isis is or who have been brainwashed by the adoption of the name to describe a bunch of fanatics which has absolutely nothing to do with her glory, here are some words extracted from Wikipedia :

 

« Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship (although in some traditions Horus’s mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.

 

In the typical form of her myth, Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky, and she was born on the fourth intercalary day. » More information in case of interest at : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis

 

I hope you like the aquarelle and the video from where the image is taken.

Isis

Temple of Isis – Diane & David Arkenstone

Sketch and song of Eva Cassidy

Sketch and song of Eva Cassidy

19 August 2017

 

I was listening to this beautiful soul’s songs and had an urge to connect with her in a deeper way so made a sketch of her.

 

I listened to a number of her songs while I drew and while Autumn leaves was the one I felt she sang with the most fervour, I liked more, for personal reasons, her interpretation of Ain’t no sunshine. The version I had always favoured was Bill Withers but I think she does this as splendidly as he did.

 

I hope you enjoy both the sketch and the song.

Eva Cassidy

 

Ain’t no sunshine – Eva Cassidy

Tango sketches

Tango sketches

19 August 2017

 

A couple of days ago, I was pondering on my love for tango and decided that I needed to express it somehow as I was not dancing much of late. The result is a series of study sketches based on videos I viewed of tango dances. I am not sure which one to choose to convert into an oil painting or an aquarelle.

Please do suggest and perhaps I will go with the most popular one. Thanks for all your views and comments in advance.

 

Tango 2

Tango 3

Tango 4

Tango1

Tango 5

 

Chicho y Juana tango Bajofundo) Mantova TF 2008