7/30/06

Clean


Inspired by my Grandmother. She preferred to air dry her sheets. I used watercolors because I wanted it to be more organic the sky and her skirt scanned so pale I enhanced the color in photoshop, does that make it mixed media, I don't know.
Btw, I studied the flute back then, I was awful.

19 comments:

michael dailey said...

if one used their imagination a bit it looks like a boat with full sails. dont blame ur grandmom at all. sheets rite off the line are the best. nice pic

claudine hellmuth said...

great illo! love all the sheets waving in the wind!

Carol said...

Your sheets really billow. Well done.

curiouskitty said...

Great work! :-) looks so clean! i like the blue sky the fresh grass and the billowing sheets!

Franfou said...

thats fun and beautyfull ! very clean indeed !

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the layout design, can feel the fresh and clean air!!

JO said...

Really nice. Great illo.

constance said...

Oh! I thought I caught a whiff of the fragrant soap powder just now! A beautiful illo I must say :) I love the colours and I bet the wind is actually dancing to the tune from your flute. I like this very very much.

carla said...

I can almost hear those sheets flapping in the breeze! My mother always hanged her sheets out to dry, even in the winter, and she always ironed them! They always smelled and felt so wonderful. You defintely captured that fresh, clean look. I love this!

erika said...

this is so nice. love the mood and the pattern of the sheets drying. beautiful.

Rrramone said...

Laughing at your flute comment. And nice illo!!

mel said...

love it! beautiful mixed of colors. nice illo :)

murphy girl said...

there's nothing better than laundry on the line! love how pouffy it is!

HARDWAX said...

Sweet. sweet fragrance of sheeta on a line, bliss of pristine clean-love this-the design, with your grandmother dutifully and defiantly hanging out the laundry. Wonderful piece of work!

Amy Zaleski said...

My grandmother was the same way. I love what you've done here...the sheets really look as though they're flappin' in the breeze. I love the softness of the sky, too. Hope you're staying cool in this 105 degree weather!!

scribblesk said...

So light and airy!

modroom said...

Great clean breezy illustration.

denise said...

Great idea. It brough back memories of my mother hanging the clean sheets out in the back yard. The smell was so much better once they went back on the beds - a beautiful clean smell.

Ian T. said...

This is a gorgeous composition! I love the way the eye is drawn to follow the line of the clotheslines - a bit like musical staves - down to the flautist. It has some of the billowing feel of a sailing ship, so you've captured the blowing sheets perfectly. The colours and media are just right!

I don't know why, but playing the flute makes me breathless, in a way that the saxophone never does (I'm a terrible flautist too)!

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