Friday, 6 November 2009

Geisha Girl


I've just finished reading the book Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. If you haven't read it already, I'd recommend it. his descriptions of the kimono are wonderful, it made me want to paint one!



Here's a picture I did inspired by the book :)



18 comments:

christine grove said...

Oh Jessie, this is just really, really beautiful! The character, the colors, all of it! Great job!

April Jarocka said...

Yes. Great job. I think I started to read it..very inspiring.

Jessie said...

Thanks Christine and April, I did enjoy choosing which colours to use!

GreenWhisper said...

a beautiful painting and inspired by a great read :)

joanne May said...

Hi Jessie,
Good to see you today!
Glastonbury is a great place and also the Wells reclamation center. If you get a chance to visit...
I love this book too. I had to read it twice and see the film twice because I thought it was so wonderful.
Very nice illustration and I forgot to mention...
Congrats on your new book. I like the cover. I think kids will love it!;)
Have a good weekend.
Jo.

Vita said...

I love your rendition on this subject. Enjoyed the book a couple of years ago, and agree that it is a good read.

thedoodlegirl said...

Isn't that fun to be inspired by words and then create something visually? So cool. Wonderful illustration!

Patricia González Palacios said...

Beatiful lady , greetings paty

Julie-ann Bowden said...

HI Jessica, your book is beautiful.

My very annoying post lady delivered it, folded it in half and left it stuck in my letter box. The book was folded. So annoyed. Managed to straighten it best I could. The post lady here often leaves things stuck outside in my letter box also.
Getting quite annoyed with her.
Well chill, I will just breath in and out! Thew, good job I can chill,lol!

Hope your having a great weekend!
Julie
So pleased your daughter likes the video too. The song is cute!

faerie finder said...

oh such lovely and bright illustrations! :)
xoxo

3ster said...

Lots of happy colours and characters in your blog, Jessie!!
Love this nice dressed-fox. :D

ruthie said...

Hi Jessie, loved the book & love the painting. the kimono details are beautiful. I haven't seen the film yet!

dinis mota said...

Very beautiful.
Hugs

Jessie said...

Thank you for the lovely comments. She looks quite reserved which was unintentional but interesting from my point of view! ;)

Kathy De Wit said...

Wonderful Jessie, you are exploring a lot of your talent...nice to see that! Let's hope you can be a winner too for my Giveaway ;)
love Kathy

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Nicola said...

Wow how did I miss this one before? I LOVE your Geisha girl, she is gorgeous and the beautiful tones you have used. That background especially is lovely. Wonderful work Jessie!!

Jessie said...

Thanks so much Nicola, it's such a lovely subject to paint isn't it? I loved playing around with the colour!