explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Three Muses: Black and White



Here's my contribution for this week's Three Muses "Black and White" challenge. No image was provided.

I can't quite figure out the look on her face-- a bit annoyed, maybe? Does she crave some color in her life? Is the bird digging its claws into her shoulder? What do you think?

Image credits: Talbot's catalog (arms and dress- much altered by me); sherrie jd, melsbrushes, dover, beth rimmer, graphicsfairy, miss mint.

23 comments:

Christine said...

I think she's flirting with some colorful guy ;)

Janine said...

Oh this is really beautiful. I love the bird withthe jester hat

indybev said...

I think she's peeved she's stuck with a dog and a bird when she'd rather have a man! This is a great study in black and white! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous black and whiteness!

Grannie Annie said...

I love all your cute black and white friends Sherry...wonderful work!!!

Judy said...

Wonderful collage, Sherry, I agree with Bev - its a man she'd rather have!

"MOI" Freubel said...

To me she looks hopeful. Perhaps she's waiting to be coloured :)
Great piece Sherry.
Clever that you've repied the striped background into the hat and her sweater.

Betzie said...

Ohhhh I don't know how she is feeling but I loved the feeling I got seeing this! My cup of tea!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!!

Ozstuff said...

Sherry, your black and white piece is gorgeous and whimsical and joyously ... black and white! I think the lady is thinking that, if the bird perched on her shoulder decides to leave a little something, mayhem will follow. I love a picture that tells a story - or at least a story that we can all finish in our own way.
Great work!

Junibears said...

You have put a lot of work into this Sherry and it shows. Absolutely wonderful! xx

Sadie said...

What a great great picture. I love B&W and im sorry i cant participate right now. Your picture is grand.

I think the lady is jealours of her poodle (called Mrs. J) because it has this lovely soft curly fur. But thats just my guess.

Hugs, Sadie.

Lizbethem said...

I think she's afraid her hat will fall off! This is a super Black and White entry but I know what you mean about colour...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic piece, think she's dreaming on some bright colours ;)

the Inner 'I' said...

She looks a little bit flirty to me!

Taluula said...

I think she's trying to tell you she's falling over and needs a steadying hand. Either that or she's bored with standing there at all and would prefer to be sipping a cocktail with a handsome man.

Jackie said...

Such a wonderful piece, Sherry - maybe it's just the angle she's at that is making annoyed! Love the poodle!

missy k said...

Lovely piece.....

I think she looks slightly guilty..... I think she is hiding something behind her back!!!! Not sure what!!!!

Karen

RPL said...

I think she looks forlorne...."Come back, come back. Don't leave me like this. I need a little color in my life!"

Great collage.

Paulette

Tina said...

This is such a fun and fabulous piece. I love all the textures and patterns in this. I'm not quite sure what the lady is thinking, but it does look like she has a secret thought or two!

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Sherry! I think she might be waiting for Tyrone to call, but he is wrapped up in his piano lessons LOL Truly, this is a wonderful collage - very delicate lines, and swirls, and superb composition. Love it! xo

LiveArt said...

what a fun piece!! Love the bird and the look on her face :) to me she looks as if she's caught me redhanded doing something I shouldn't, lol.
hugs and smiles,
Linda

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

What a Fabulous piece!!! Love it.