Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Inspiration Chihiro Iwasaki


I found a wonderful book. In Japanese. Not a single word of English in it....It is some woman Artist that does the most wonderful watercolors. I have scanned in her portrait and a few images from her book (may be someone who knows Japanese can tell meher name?) To make a long story short--I loved what I saw in that book. The gentleness, the softness, the magical transparancy and the delicacy with which she paints children is amazing! Children are hard to paint without falling into one of thestereotypical cliches of "cuteness". Her work is full of life and light.Below are a few watercolors I painted afterlooking through the book. I am so inspired!

8 comments:

Horacio said...

Hi Vita, I agree with you, this panter is great. Her name is Chihiro Iwasaki, is very famous in Japan...

Hugs!!!

Jane said...

Hi Vita, how wonderful that Horacio knew this artist's name! Her work has inspired some beautiful paintings from you.....thank you for sharing them.
I think you may now have got some snow......??!! ;0)
Jane x

Vita said...

Oh wow! Horacio--you are the best!!! Now I can google:)))))

Jane--boy! do we have snow! The great big NYC is almost paralyzed (at least in our part). No mail, no food deliveries to grocery stores, the cars can not get out, the streets have not been cleaned. It is a potential disaster

Lorenza said...

You are a great artist!I always see your blog. Lorenza.

Kylie said...

Hello, what beautiful magical images they have really captured the fragility and dreaminess of childhood. Always love to visit your blog, happy holidays and blessings to your new 'youth' too.

Vita said...

Loorenza--thank you! I am glad to see you here
Kylie--aren't they wonderful?! Wishing you and your loved ones all the very best as well!

NUT73 said...

good work, your blog is original.
Happy New Year 2011.

Melissa (Melgurl) said...

Your paintings look very similar to hers.(thats a compliment for her and you)(;

 

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