Friday, July 18, 2014

Kelli Takes Time for Herself (7-18-14) SOLD

"Kelli," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $60

I apparently got carried away again, this was supposed to be a simple gray tone piece with no background.  Oh, well!  At least I'm having a blast doing this stuff, and I'm sure glad to have you all along for the ride!

And for the record, we don't officially condone this particular activity, due to the obvious risks involved.  At least she was sensible enough to bring a phone with her, but she ought to have some scissors, and someone to keep an eye on her.  But hey, it's just art, right?


  1. Wow, old school phone! Rotary dial! Man, I do miss those. Always enjoyed the feel of dialing and listening to it as it rotated back. Would love to get my hands on one of the old black ones that has been retrofitted for modern plugins.
    Oh, and nice drawing. ;-)

  2. Hey, if you're going to have a phone in art, it might as well be a real phone, right?

  3. Kelli and film noir...what a team-up, and in color, no less! And, speaking of the phone, it adds greatly to that noir style of the painting, what with the situation, the environment, and most especially the lighting. "Kiss Me Deadly" comes to mind with it's 1955 Los Angeles locales (check out the Criterion edition DVD cover, bondage fans) or, as this is a color piece, "Chinatown" works too!

    Noir notwithstanding, there is something very sensual about a woman tying herself up which Kelli embodies here in spades (and red sure works for her). And not to worry, I'm sure Rita Hayworth or Barbara Stanwyck is standing off camera to keep an eye on her...though how safe that really would be is questionable. Oh, and by the way, how many of you out there as kids used to take a "Detour" and "ride" the rotary dial back for each number while dialing? Keep getting carried away, my friend!