Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Name that tune!

"It's a mid-week day. A rainy day. Walk-a, walk-a, walk-a waaay!"

Really, bonus points for whoever can name that tune. Think waaaaay back to the decade of decadence, the 80's. That's the only clue I'm giving.

"After Boticelli- "Birth of Venus" " ACEO
Coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes
Copyright Rita Woodburne

It is, in fact, a mid-week day and although not rainy Mother Nature has granted us some warmers temps and a weird concoction of ice pellets and light snow. I don't have much to write as I've been creatively sapped for the past week and a half, although I do have a couple of ACEO's to share, one above and one below.

"After Sargent- "Madame X" " ACEO
Coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes
Copyright Rita Woodburne

I've got more of these Masters ACEO's I plan on doing since I'm really enjoying the challenge of re-creating famous works and giving them a bit of my own twist. I thought about turning it into a series titled "Tackling the Masters" but then I got a weird visual of me in a huddle with van Gogh and Mary Pratt about to take on Vermeer, Michelangelo and Emily Carr in an attempt to push them back past the 40 yard line. It was odd and yet slightly amusing.

Anyhoo, art mingled with sports aside, this week again has been filled with a ridiculous amount of running around and the Other Half and I are having guests this week-end so I'm quite sure that no art will get accomplished.
Next week might hold some promise though, but only time (and my energy level) will tell...


Jennifer Rose said...

I have no idea at all who sings that song or the title, but the title probably has something to do with walking away :p

the ACEOs are really nice :D I really like the way Venus's hair looks and Madame X looks striking like the original

Lisa B. said...

Wasn't it Fozzie Bear who sang walka-walka-walka?

The masterpiece series is totally awesome. The Vermeer especially. Your blog looks like a mini masterpiece museum!

Rita said...

Jennifer and Lisa, thanks for the kudos! :D

Jennifer, think along the lines of Duran Duran... but less famous. :p

Lisa, I hadn't even recalled Fozzie, but you're right! Walka, walka, walka! My brother used to say that all the time (Fozzie Bear was his idol when he was younger... Fozzie and Grover. ;) )