Friday, March 9, 2012

Portrait of a Girl Reading


I've been hiding away from the world these last few weeks, scheming and painting (and reading too much George Martin). I've pulled my drapes closed, taken the phone off the hook, and locked myself away, only occasionally checking the radio and peeking through the blinds to ensure the rest of the world still in fact exists. It's always a comfort to know that the wide world can spin along perfectly well without my attendance or assistance.  

But, even introverts can become bored of their own company occasionally. So, I made myself a new friend: this is my newest painting, "Portrait of a Girl Reading." If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that's a book of poetry she's holding on to -- probably Emerson or Yeats. Coincidentally, those are two of my favorite poets as well. Happily, she's so immersed in her own book, that she's perfectly content to let me continue on with reading Game of Thrones in peace now that I'm done painting her.

3/23/12 Happy announcement! The archival prints of Portrait of a Girl Reading have arrived! I've just posted them for sale in the shop! - C.P.S.C


 

11 comments:

  1. She's lovely Charlie, you finally finished her.
    I totally understand the thing about finding a little refuge once in a while and home is a perfect place for it.

    Annabelle ; )

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  2. Lovely charming haunting...she is as deep into these poems as you are into the Thrones! Fine Art!

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  3. Gorgeous illustration, so poetic. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. such a beautiful painting, she is lovely so delicate, theres nothing wrong with hiding away from everyone once in awhile, its good to enjoy our own company, HPPF!

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  5. Great illustration and I understand about disappearing to read those books... I have been hiding the next book and saving it for holidays or else I will get nothing done... they are great aren't they... enjoyed your blog enormously and love the work... xx

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  6. She is lovely, charming and a bit mysterious! Beautifully rendered, you have a lovely style! Happy PPF !

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  7. What a beautiful painting, I agree with Anne, charming is the perfect word to describe her.

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  8. Fabulous! Love her face and expression. :)

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  9. She's beautiful, wonderful work! Deb

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  10. She's beautiful! I like her expression. I can well understand that she just wants to go on reading her book.

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