Monday, April 27, 2009

Illustration Friday - Theater


i am a teensy bit obsessed with geisha stuff so this might seem like a stretch but i definitely thought this painting was very relevant to the illustration friday theme...i mean: costume, make-up, painted set in the background, drama...Theater!

24 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

She's super cool!!!! I love her!!! Her expression particularly captivates me!

John said...

wow really nice work. thanks for dropping in on my lil blog ...I'm now a follower and a fan of yours!

DEB said...

Memoirs of a Geisha - Great book, Great movie...creepy in parts, but well worth the time. I like your painting!

Susan Faye said...

She is very theatrical--not a stretch at all. I love your style and enjoyed visiting your etsy shop too!

Darcy Melton said...

Oh wow! I love your style!!! So mysterious...

Roberta said...

She's stunning... as are all of your ladies!

Kacey said...

Very nice work, and I think it totally passes for the topic...but I did fleas for "fleeting" so what do I know:)Great work on your blog, Can't wait to see more!

Loni Edwards said...

This is a gorgeous piece! I love your style! Nice work!

Tessa said...

Perfectly theatrical - absolutely!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I thought it was just me! I have watched and read Memoirs of a Geisha so many times it's just crazy. Love this illustration. It's more like fine art!!! She is beautiful. I adore the look on face! So theatrical and yes mysterious and dare I say, a little sexy too. Great style you have. thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!

Coreopsis said...

I would think that her whole life would be something of "theater"--certainly the make-up and the way she dresses, but also all of her actions and the way she presents herself in the world. Where is the REAL woman? Or, once a geisha, that's all she is? (I haven't read Memoirs of a Geisha--I probably should)

Lovely painting!

Christy said...

You are so talented!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Gorgeous! Lovely color - beautiful job.

Heather said...

Very nicely done. It fits the theme if you think of the stereotype of Kabuki Theatre--where traditionally there is often a male actor playing a Geshia.

franzianne said...

beautiful, i love this!

Bella Sinclair said...

She's fabulous! I love your strong lines and gorgeous colors. Really excellent illustrations. :D

Yuri said...

it fits the theme very well :)
your geisha came out beautifully!

Tracy said...

i love it! she is absolutely beautiful.

Yuri said...

thank you!

joseph's art and stuff said...

this is very beautiful and fits the theme perfectly!

A Cuban In London said...

She looks so calm and composed. Many thanks for another brilliant illustration.

Dusik said...

she is gorgeous! and really soft and interesting to look at

you can create a deck of cards out of your beautiful ladies... something like taro :)

or you can come up with your own deck. like "personality" deck. or "what type of a woman are you" deck.. lol..

Deborah Ross said...

vAdrienne, I'm new to your blog and I have to tell you...I just love, love,love your style! Is it pen and ink and then watercolors? The lines are so important in your work and they play beautifully against the softer colors.

SABRINA76 said...

ADRIENNE,bravo pour ton travail artistique,quel talent !
1 mot d'encouragement.
J'aime beaucoup tes geishas et ce que tu fais.
Moi aussi,je les dessine et je les adore.
Je suis Française.
www.sabrina.creations.sitew.com
ArtistiKement !
SABRINA.