Sunday, December 07, 2008

rainy day

Way back last January (which feels like just about another lifetime compared to the present) I got an idea to do a painting of a girl walking around in the rain with an umbrella. One BAZILLION years later I finally got around to doing it.



It totally changed from the originally intended version. The only similarities are the girl, the umbrella, and the vertically inclined composition. I didn't get started on this image way back when because in part it really bothered me that I couldn't figure out what was going on with the girl. I didn't know what she was all about, or what the image was supposed to be about for that matter. I had to change it around this much to make it feel right. It's kind of an intangible thing and it looks pretty hokey in writing, but oh well. Sometimes making art is a hokey business.

In other news, Unique LA is this coming weekend and I have sooooo much stuff to do still to get ready for it! So I'm gonna go do that stuff!

13 comments:

TheSeaWithin said...

I love it! I love your illustrations!

pumml said...

I really like what you did here, Brigette! Beautiful. Good luck getting all your stuff done!

Food and Drugs said...

Seems to be a bit sad but anyway it has the quality to convey that feeling, which is in itself a good feature.
Regards

Justin said...

Absolutely stunning! I really adore this piece.
-JC

gerrijo said...

The painting is wonderful, I love her yellow unmbrella

Ivan's blog said...

his one is great brigette. will you have a print of this one at unique? cause ill buy one from you for sure.

-Ivan

brigette b said...

Ivan: Yes I will have a print of it! They'll be 19" tall ones which I'm excited about. The circus folks will be big prints too. See you there!

'Diamond' Dave Merritt said...

Nice piece Brigette. I like the birds. Subtle.

Christian Robinson said...

Yeah! i remember those beautiful color test you made for this illustration. Well it turned out phenomenal, absolutely lovely Brigette!

kim* said...

Her kicks are cute :)

Cindey said...

everything about this is really pretty! :)

Highflyin' V said...

Cool! I definitely know a thing or two about doing things a bazillion years later...

gamusino Javi said...

very nice!!