Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Only Waiting

Another illustration in progress from The Old Man and the Cat by Anthony Holcroft (see earlier posts). Here all the wildlife has vanished, & the old man is left to carry on alone with his dreary tasks.

Acrylic on collaged maps & texts from antique sources, on canvas, 9x12" Please click on the image for details & to find the hidden cat.

31 comments:

Jill said...

beautiful leaves...the foliage reminds me of ancient, miniature Persian paintings.

Anonymous said...

Oohh, the old man, the beard and especially the shoes :) Very nice!

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ellichort said...

Beautiful image :-)

Andrew Finnie said...

Great image, I like the arabesques of the leaves too. Very maurice Denis.
Nice to see you posting.

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Beautiful illustration and style.

Maria Bogade said...

Beautiful illustration! Love the style!

Joel Haas said...

I love this illustration,Leah!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful image!Love the details!

Alina Chau said...

wonderful illo!! Love the texture and the style!

k.h.whitaker said...

very beautiful, I love your style

doodlingbanjos said...

I love all the wonderful texture!

Catherine Luce said...

very unique style and use of colour, Wonderful!

Jessica said...

It's been said a dozen times already, but this is just lovely! It pulls me right into another world.

tusen said...

I love your style. The details of grass, leaves and trees are great and the Old Man is an intriguing character.

P√°sztohy Panka said...

great

(god knows - milk ain't that good)

studio lolo said...

leah, this is a beauty. You put so much into every detail. Once you see the cat he really stays present.
Really well done!!

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

beautiful

Angela Matteson said...

I love the mood of your color palette, and all the crescent moon shapes in the old man. Wonderful work!

Steve said...

"...once you see the cat..." Any clues for those of us who don't?

Curious Art said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

@ Steve (& anyone else who's cat-hunting)-- be sure to click on the image to see the details. This little kitty is so small, the wind might blow him away!

Steve said...

Thanks for the clue, the lost kitty is now found.

Love your work!

Swan Artworks said...

Hello there,
I've just discovered you blog - it's wonderful... Your artwork is really nice, lovely rich colours and textures... I'll enjoy popping by from time to time...
Best wishes
Carrie (Windsongs & Wordhoards)

johanna said...

your work inspires me, leah

Julius said...

Fantastic work. Is there anything published in Spain?
Congratulations for your superb works.

3-G The Poet said...

Great blog you have here, if you’re interested here is the link to my blog of poetry.

http://thehumanicana.blogspot.com/

Or my facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poetry-By-Grant-Grey-Guda/399397276060?v=wall

Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and laughter,
Grant-Grey

D.M. SOLIS said...

Oh, this is great. The idea of the fantastic doing something very mundane. Now you are really onto something here. Peace and all good things for you in your work and in life.

Sincerely,
Diane
(Writer and visual artist)

shazartist said...

Very whimsical and thoughtful, love the gold cat...thanks for the tip. I was just blog hopping and found you. It looks like an old print...lovely.

Tor Hershman said...

Thou art (art *heehee*) an
AMAZING Artist,
Ms. Preiss.

Ces said...

I have to buy a copy of this book!

Ellis Nadler said...

I love the colour scheme on this one

myrtle said...

WoW!.. great image. . love it.


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