Saturday, March 13, 2010

Triumphant Blaze


I am so proud to show you guys this picture that my super best friend in the whole wide world painted of me! Bow down to artistic talent! I have been immortalized! Someday when she is world famous, this painting is going to be worth a ton of money.

In other artsy-fartsy news, I got to do a photoshoot last week for my super-hippie art class! These photos are meant to depict the intersection between urban and nature and I dunno, but I really like how they turned out. Plus, they feature my epic leopard coat, which I am considering naming Ethel. I am the urban animal in a concrete jungle!! Oh, symbolism...

27 comments:

diane said...

That painting is gorgeous. The way she did the vibrant colors, and the grass in front. Just beautiful.
You should name your coat, what a great idea! Ethel makes the leopardness less intimidating.
The art class photos are different, I really like them.
Nice post today Isa.
Almost forgot, are you naming the painting Triumphant Blaze? cause that rocks.

kasmslo said...

Ugh, awesome entry.
The photo shoot turned out amazing. I love the first shot.

Sarah said...

I love the picture ,it has a very monet-y feel to it. I also think you did a great job on the photoshoot, it really shows that theme/Love you blog x0x0 <3

Katy said...

Your friend is an amazing artist! I absolutely love that picture.

Peacock's Hat said...

That painting is amazing. Just to be nosey, was it done from a photo or a sitting when you had shorter hair? Also, liking the artsy fartsy photos- oh, how I miss my Art lessons.
And that coat is already named Ethel, you can just see it- it's obviously her name.

Alyssa said...

Wow, that painting is spectacular. You are really lucky to have such a lovely portrait of yourself. :)

louise or valentine said...

your friend is a really talented painter.
i really wish i could paint!

i've decided to learn how to draw...

Anonymous said...

Dear Isabel,

I am still working on the series of you. I have almost completed another gigantic painting.

I also think you should apply to art school. Your photos are amazing!

<3 Shelby Seu

Dhu said...

That is an amazing painting, I love it.
Also, those are some aweosme pictures. I really think Ethel would be a fitting name for that coat.

S-laith 青 said...

your all so bloody talented

Damsels said...

the painting is incredible , she has talent

Hannah said...

ah you're so lucky to have such a talented friend! did you really lie down sideways in the grass for it?

the coat is definitely an ethel... and she is very photogenic.

Amy said...

Gaawwwdddd I love that coat. The painting is so gorgeous!

mckenziepaige said...

I am still in love with that coat.
Yours is ten times better than mine.

worn fashion journal said...

I LOVE this images. I really love the location and how you blend into it all. Great job!

meggasus said...

I love the painting! so pretty. Your friend has a unique style!

btw- its my first time on your blog! Its very nice keep up the good work. and I love your "about me" hehe

{ I V Y } said...

OMG, AMAZING. the painting is so beautiful.

rachel said...

That's such a beautiful painting.
I love how all of the plants and vines in the photos are all tangled up, and just really, really wild lol.

Faux Naif said...

i love that painting. damn, i wish i could paint.

The Bambina said...

That painting is amazing! I really feel the love in it, too, which is even more beautiful.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Ethel.

Þomeline said...

Your friend has a lot of talent, that's a beautiful portrait. I really like your urban animal in concrete jungle idea as well.. so much talent.

anne said...

fun stuff!
the painting is amazing, lucky you :D

Miss Woo said...

haha, you definitely represent the intersection between modern urabnity and the romanticism of nature, or something ;) Either way, the coat is gorgeous.

ps: congratulations on getting the AA job!

A. said...

I love where those photos are set- very modern day fairytale, like I expect Hansel and Gretel to emerge from the briar...

-A!
missmaterialist.blogspot.com

Marlena said...

The painting is absolutely beautiful!
I love the way she blended the colours. So pretty *_*

And you should totally name your jacket Ethel, it's a fitting name :)

Becca Jane said...

That painting of you is absolutely stunning! You have a very talented friend!

Chloe said...

I love the brushwork in the painting