Sunday, November 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smoke

This is an older painting, and I guess it is a little sad.

The original title was Pandora's Box; it is about childhood gone up in smoke along with the long-gone people, pets and toys that were loved back then. It is about the events you can't rewind and the innocence you can't ever get back.

Hmm, I guess the Seattle rain is making me gloomy today :-)

21 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Lovely work...love your style!

Diane Duda said...

so, so pretty!

Rena said...

Really sweet! Great work.

Jeannette said...

oh, wow, really good.

studio lolo said...

reminds me of the velveteen rabbit in story....nice illo still!

Natura said...

I feel your work very special and beautiful!

Tj said...

Beautiful! Love the textures especially of the background. I also like the way you've depicted the girl and the cats; to me it felt more curious then gloomy...

Malin H said...

The colour and texture is great!
/M

constance said...

You've captured that mood very well, beatrice, from the colours and the hidden face...and the 'evaporating' swirls. The sadness in this piece can be felt, but hopefully, the sun will shine again soon for you! It's a beautiful piece :)

Lu*** said...

very interesting!

saludos!

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, this is sad, but beautifully so. Sad things actually can make me feel better sometimes, so thanks.

tusen said...

sad but lovely

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!

Roy Blumenthal said...

Hiya Beatrice...

This is a very beautiful evocation of pain and loss.

And while it's sad, and stirring, there's also a ton of positive, uplifting stuff in the pic.

For me, the tendrils of smoke from the burning childhood are also shatfs of energy floating into the future, permeating the air that surrounds that person.

It's a way of saying that our childhood stays with us all through our lives. And yes... there are horrible things as well as good. But we can take what we want from our memories, since they're insubstantial. They are smoke.

Thanks for the pic.

Blue skies
love
Roy

PS: Here's my take on '
Smoke'.

Paulinho said...

Maybe it’s not sad but full of emotion.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Love it!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Quite extraordinary! I love the colors and the textures. So nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Snuggle Muffin said...

Beautiful illustration! I adore your style of painting.

jim bradshaw said...

I love the mood.

flossy-p said...

Oh how heartbreaking. So sweet and tender though.

Jontxu said...

A great blog, a surprise for me can see your illustrations and paintings are very personal. Continue show us your personal world!!!