Saturday, 25 February 2006

Illustration Friday
Tea Ceremony
As I've said here before, I'm fascinated by Japanese culture and the geisha in particular. At the start of the twentieth century there were over 1200 geishas in Kyoto, today there are just 223. I wanted to celebrate these supremely talented women who spend years studying and perfecting their art yet are dwindling in number in the face of modern production-line culture.
This is an 8x8 gallery wrapped canvas which I completed very recently and thought I'd show you as it seems appropriate for the Tea theme. Hope you enjoy it!
If you're interested in buying, you can do so here

11 comments:

  1. Lovely artwork! Tea ceremony is an art of its own :)

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  2. Wonderful. Love your feel for colour.

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  3. Beautiful! So evocative.

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  4. This is so beautiful. I love your colours and it has a really textured feel about it.

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  5. As always, beautiful, mysterious, elegant.

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  6. I have a thing Asian culture, too and Indian. I love what you did with this illo, Fran. The colour palette is perfect and so is the composition.

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  7. This is lovely, what an interesting
    narrative to go with your very appealing illustration.

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  8. This piece is simply superb. I suspect the orginal is even better. It reminds me of Joseph Cornell and I mean that as high praise.
    Regards, Neil

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  9. Wow, I love this. That pink/fusia/red/ish hue running through it is so haunting as is the subject. Wish I could get some repetition in my works. You did a great job here.
    Sally

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  10. i love the repetitive images! it's hauntingly nolstagic!

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  11. Love the colors. The composition reminds me of a piece of a filmstrip...very curious about where it leads.

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