Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GOTHIC ARCHES-"Risque"



This week there was a wonderful theme challenge over at Gothic Arches; it was a challenge for me, finding an image that was both risque and yet tasteful~because although I love vintage nudes both for their beauty and history, I have always been shy about using them in my art. I found this beautiful image on Flickr, courtesy of Suzee Que~she shares some absolutely wonderful public domain images, (and also her lovely artwork), and I'm very grateful to her! I hand-colored the image with my art chalks and then, well, the rest is pretty obvious . . . I do love using little Prima flowers and those Stickles! To see all of the artists' lovely interpretations of this theme, go here!
PS-click on my images to get a better look!

11 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow this is great.
Really sexy arch. Love them.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.
Stunning arch!

aino said...

Nice work.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jann
this is just so lovely! romantic and subtle! I also love Suzee's images! beautiful work!

Yvonne said...

Your risque arch is gorgeous!

lilibulle said...

beautiful Jann!! thanks for your comment!! your risque is very nice.; and the theme tuersday "faces" just stunting!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi Jann,
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
The image you have used for your arch certainly is risque, - I love it. The way you have put it together on that beautiful background paper is just gorgeous!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Gorgeous arch Jann!! The image is absolutely beautiful and I love how you colored it with your chalks! Your art inspires me so much...you are such a talented artist!
Have a great weekend...love you sweet friend! Carol Anne

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Tasteful and lovely.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Hello Jann ~ This is a great challenge theme, isn't it! I am so late playing along, but did not want to miss it.
Your arch is stunning, lovely lady, colors and special touches!
oxo

Lynn said...

Oh, Wow, this is fantastic Jann, sorry I missed it last week, you really know how to work the "risque" theme :)
Can't wait to see what you do this week :)