Friday, November 23, 2012

Game of cards at five

 

When my aunt played with some of her friends, 

I got the idea to paint women at the card table.

It seemed to have so many metaphorical possibilities that 

I just could not resist!

 

  Some quotes I found...

 "Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."Jawaharlal Nehru 

"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. "Charles Lamb

 

 

Cards on the table can swing any way and I guess the trick is to play it right,

not get lost in the shuffle!






















I have used gouache, ink, a bit of glitter.


I want to add a sketch I did using ball point pen.



Happy Paint Party Friday to all of you! 







18 comments:

  1. I love that quote about what your dealt and how you play it. Gonna remember that one. Your journal pages of your aunt's card game are priceless! Great work and Happy PPF!

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  2. Hi Za faran. I like your sketch very much. You captured so much in it. When I look at it I feel that I would like to meet that person.

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  3. Terrific pages and loving the characterisations. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Wonderful sketches ~ very expressive and fun ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. I can just imagine the conversation and laughter while these women are playing cards.

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  6. what a great scene! so well captured!

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  7. I love the look of your ladies. I would like to see more of them in possibly different venues. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. :-) will keep that in mind! Thank you!

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  8. Wow, great painting, really expressive! I think the Charles Lamb quote goes wonderfully with this painting, they look so intense! Love the colors and patterns, too!

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  9. I love this! What a cool idea and the different quotations are great!

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  10. Wowl! This is awesome. I really dig your rich dark colors and full lines. I agree with Anne Manda--very expressive painting. I can feel the mood. And that wallpaper maybe my favorite--the detail draws me into the story which feels like a dream.

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    1. I wanted a background that highlighted the energy of the game. So, red was a natural choice and the decorative pattern was to give a salon look to it. :-) Thanks Kae

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  11. The ladies are really great, full of expression and fun.

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  12. Oh my, she doesn't look very happy with the cards she's been dealt .. ;-) Very expressive page! And lovely sketch too!

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  13. that background makes the whole thing come alive and pop... great pages...xx

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  14. cool cards art work ... reminds me of asian art works.

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  15. I had fun drawing this! and I was happy to read each and every comment. Thank you so much!

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I am always happy when you comment. It gives me the push to go on painting, writing. Thank you so much!