Saturday, July 16, 2011

is the prompt this week at Illustration Friday

"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. "
 ~Henri Matisse

I'm sure my little cheeky cheshire friend below would like to make an '..expressive gesture' all of his own.

just a bit of fun this week after last week's serious post.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


rachel awes said...

i would want to nestle in her hair too. she is the definition of lovely. a gesture of paradise. xox

Mindful Drawing said...

Well done. I overlooked the cat in her hair. Nice quote of Matisse.

INDIGENE said...

I'd say you captured the soul of Matisse! The colors, patterns and expressions are exquisite!

Vilt og vakkert said...


I also thought of Matisse's style and way to paint women in one of his periods!

Beautiful gesture ;:OD)

Tammie said...

this is lovely and serene
even though that kitty might take action in any moment~

Ana said...

beautiful work!
Love that cat, looks like he is smiling with his eyes :)

naomi orana said...

thanks for your comments, he is a cheeky little guy, not sure why he's a he!?
especially with the roses - must be all that blue!

Ted Blackman said...

While in art school I had an assignment to copy a famous painting, so I picked Matisse because I thought it would be easy. Boy was I wrong, he was a brilliant colorist and I didn't even get close.
I like this piece with hidden cat and friendly bird. I wish wild birds would light on my hand like that. I'm commenting here because I know nothing of essential oils :(

rossichka said...

Such a lovely mood of calmness and inner harmony! I hear the cat's murmuring, before falling asleep. The perfect hug!:) For me, these are your colours! By the way, I'm changing your cards one by one in the hall - we like to look at them!:-)
Have a nice and successful week, Naomi!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Loving the cat hidden in her hair. Great colours and pose.

naomi orana said...

Ted - glad to hear I'm not the only one that dreams of wild birds being my friend and has no idea on essential oils lol!

Rossichka - thank you! I love the idea of the cat happily settled, you're absolutely right - my favorite colours :-)

Rabbit town animator - many welcomes !

Andrew Finnie said...

Haha I am blind but you have taught me to see, the roses are beautiful and the cat is a lovely surprise,!

see you from up here :)

sorry I have no suggestions on the scent _ I like turps actually :)

Roma Gutierrez said...

Great illustration!! wonderful idea!!

Sarah Melling said...

Lovely! I'm glad that you included the close-up, as I didn't see the "hidden" cat at first!

ruth said...

You're a Friday Favorite!

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