Wednesday, June 27, 2007

camouflage


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So much DETAIL Hardwax! It IS often called upon to wear a smiley face when just wanting to tear your face and anyone near you faces off! For the sake of the children. Who are usually the ones responsible for having to wear the camouflage in the first place!

I feel better now :)

WHO is the dark, yet vibrant shadow person holding your hand and protecting the milk from spilling? Is that YOU Hardwax? Ooops the milk spilt anyway Hhehhehhheeeeee.

Twisselman said...

Don't know why, but the song American Woman comes to mind looking at this. So much to look at here (especially like the cat getting his/her treat). There's a dark and sad commentary here about the state of the modern family amidst all the faces I'm seeing everywhere. Beautiful piece.

md said...

well miri i just hope this isnt how ur week has been going for u. straight up six supper boiling over on the stove, cat makin a mess in it, dad palying with the kids and mom trying to keep it all together with a big old happy face. but i believe i can see the steam
comin out her ears. great rich details and textures and a situation i think most moms can sure relate to

AndyDoodler said...

Wow- what a view through the window. I wonder what's going on at the neighboring houses. Since I was a kid- always loved looking at artwork with a ton of details- so this piece is like heaven- it's like a big chapter of a book. In my book, I always tell myself that, "the real smiley face is just a few pages ahead." It will be. Creamy potato leek soup? mmmmmmmmm
Peace.
(P.S. have you considered printing your work onto canvas- and getting into shows?)

Brine Blank said...

I really like your 'paintings' like this that seem to have that realistic painterly texture...a perfect slice of americana!!! Where are you at in the great land of OH...(and I would like to see an actual extreme close up painting of a face in your 'style' that has a smiley face painted on it as in this pic...like your button/zipper pic that still haunts me to this day)

Janice said...

you came through again... Great painting seeped with meaning... You rock Miri.

studio lolo said...

If I just smile, everything will appear to be okay. It didn't fool me as a kid and it wouldn't fool me now. I wonder why parents think kids don't know how it really is? They never give/gave us enough credit. Great illo Miri. You always reach into the deeper parts...and that's a good thing!

ValGalArt said...

Very compelling and beautifully done in your textural style.Alittle scary too!

Ellen Byrne said...

wow! how cool is this?! I LOVE the colors and textures!

studio lolo said...

I just noticed the glass of wine in her hand. That makes it even more perfect and true to my childhood. (Only her drink was vodka!) Your illos always get me :P

steve said...

Wow Miri!! How scary and true. You gotta empathize with anyone who is raising children, huh? This says so much! Wonderful once again.

studio lolo said...

Miri, I've just nominated you for Thinking Bloggers Award. I had the honor given to me weeks ago and am just now getting around to naming mine. If you'd like to participate you need to nominate 5 people who's blogs move you or make you think. You can read your nomination here
http://studiololo.blogspot.com/2007/06/thinking-blogger-award.html

Lauren Kate said...

Wow this is BEAUTIFUL - I love the colours and the vibe it gives. Keep it up!

Mauricio said...

Very good the "the se�orita smile!"

wonderfull work :o)

isay said...

The smiling face mattered a lot despite of the messines around her.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a fifties housewife - I would recognize her anywhere...