3/10/09

Frenchy


This French inspired painting was commissioned for a women's dressing room in Raleigh, NC. It was installed in a mauve painted room with cream upholstered furniture and dark mahogany tables. My inspiration was a combination of carved antique French beds I slept in when growing up AND how a love note left in a pocket appears after having been washed along with the clothing.  3ftX5ft

24 comments:

Alan G said...

Very, very nice Tina. It immediately paints the image of a treasured moment falling into an abyss. There's seems to be a distinct aurora of sadness about it....leaving you to wonder the fate of the two lovers.

self taught artist said...

perfect for its surroundings!

TSL said...

Thank you Alan. The two lovers, I'll have to write a book about that one day. You are so wonderful, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Self Taught - I hope the weather will soon turn for you to get some things done. I will check in soon. Thanks as well for your comment!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

How fascinating!

I really like how you describe the setting it's going to be seen in.

Thanks also for your comment on my success in getting into the SBA exhibition.

TSL said...

Thanks, Katherine! And continued best wishes to you!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful large paintings on this blog! Love it.
I also enjoy the pencil drawings...good work.

TSL said...

Thank you, Dean, so much for stopping by and taking time to comment!

Angela Wales Rockett said...

This is so cool!

TSL said...

Fanky Angela!

Judith HeartSong said...

love the inspiration!

Judith HeartSong said...

I love the idea of the love note.....

Edgar said...

Yes, I can see the fibers that tore unfolding the washed note. Isn't it even more precious as an artifact that is mostly only in memory? The script is now encrypted, and secret for all time. A palimpsest.

sanjeev joshi said...

Wow! just love this abstract!

sanjeev joshi said...

Lovely!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Tina - I just left you a note on my blog; thank you so much for visiting me there and introducing yourself! Your work here is breathtaking. I also visited your father's paintings, what beautiful memories you must have of him and what wonderful treasures he has left for you and your family to enjoy.

I've added myself as a follower so I can keep up with your new work.

TSL said...

Judith! You must be a romantic like myself and Alan G!

Oops! Edgar - I see you, too, are! (what a great writer you are)

Thanks, Sanjeev! Still loving your work!

Angela - nice and lovely comments, and thank you for wanting to follow, how awesome.

Helen Stannard said...

Tina,
How beautiful...I can invision the room as I read about it..sounds lovely...It is nice to read about your inspiration. And I always enjoy going back and looking at your previous postings - portraits, pets, abstract - all are really great.

Joy Logan said...

Softly wonderful piece!

Joy Logan said...

Softly wonderful piece!

TSL said...

Helen, thanks for stopping by and for going back and viewing older posts as well, your comment and time very much appreciated!

Joy, thanks! I wanted it to be soft, so that is great!

Joy and Helen - my best to you and your families!

lizette virissimo said...

Tina these abstracts are so full of emotion and feeling but most of all color. the title is so appropriate for this one. very french!

http://lizettevirissimo.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Thank you for the visit, Lizette, and your thoughts! I am looking forward to learning more about you.

Francine Gardner said...

Thank you so much for your so nice comment...
in turn i am stunned by the etheral beauty of this painting. On a side note, my nickname is "frenchy"...

Tina said...

Francine, how amazing, and thank you so much!