Saturday, 3 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Intention



I had the idea for this illustration after I came across an old photo of my children playing on the beach. My daughter (in the white top) was making a fish design out of shells. She's always loved fish and has carried on this interest to this day, now working in an aquarium in Cornwall!


19 comments:

Bella said...

That is a lovely story behind the picture, Jess. Isn't it strange how some people know what path they are to follow early on.

Cindy D. said...

I love the mustard-y color and the neat patterns on the clothes. Nice job!

Kim Henkel said...

What a lovely piece! and I love hearing where people get their inspiration from. I found my way here through Micki's post, and will be back.
Thanks for sharing.

laura kay said...

your illo is so intriguing! its a look and look again piece.

Sujata Khanna said...

There is a lovely luminosity in your paintings,the colors shine and glow.

The Secret Hermit said...

wonderful colours and fabulous story behind this painting too!!

Mother of twenty daughters said...

Your art is so beautiful, your so flying in creativity and beauty. Keep going your on such a beautiful roll!

Trish said...

Gorgeous....your paintings really are lovely.x

Lisa Graham Art said...

How sweet about your daughter. That is so awesome she stuck with what she loves. Your drawing is wonderful and fun!

Tammie Lee said...

lovely photo, i love how it holds memories now and that they carry to the present. also your painting is tender and lovely ~

Mother of twenty daughters said...

Jessie, isn't it so exciting that we're both developing in beauty. I so love your art work.
:D Julie

Auroran Lauriel said...

I love all the patterns and the hushed monochromatic nature of this piece. Are the plants dreaming in the background? They seem to be the manifestation of spirit for the the people kneeling in the painting.

illustration poetry said...

earth colors... ♥

Anne said...

Evocative, lovely drawing! <3 <3 <3

Amalia K said...

Isn't it wonderful to be inspired by old memories? I absolutely love your colors in this piece, Jess. oxx

Ana said...

I love the colors and the story behind your work.

Carol said...

What a great story behind your lovely illustration and how wonderful that a childhood interest should become a future career. I imagine your daughter really enjoys going to work unlike so many people.
Carol xx

rossichka said...

Unusual colours for a "sea" theme! And so lovely! Maybe this is not only an intention to make a fish, but also to re-create the memory of a Special day?...:)
Your daughter must be happy to have found her place in life!!
The photo is wonderful!

Isabelle said...

It's sooo beautiful... and personal... and touching too. If I was the one judging who is pick of the week, you would win (sorry I am not so ... I don't know who will hehehe) but you have my vote. :)