Monday, April 27, 2015

Movie Inspiration


 Here's looking at you kid!  So can anyone guess what movie recently inspired my latest art journal page??

 Here is the initial drawing on a gelli print deli paper background:


Guessed it yet?

 A glimpse of what was on my art desk:


 I'm usually working on more than one project at a time. On the left is a rough sketch of a portrait I plan on painting in my large journal. My green tea is nice and hot in the mug I got from the college our son went to ( DeSales University). It was important to keep it covered this time:)

 Here's the completed page:


  and the movie that inspired it?


                                                              BIG EYES!

 Have any of you seen it? A really good movie based on the art and life of Margaret Keane! Hubby and I wanted to see it at the movie theater but it only showed in select theaters and for a VERY short time so we missed it. However, I bought it last week hoping it was worth it- and it actually cost the same as it would have cost to see it just once at the movie theater! We both enjoyed it very much! It was directed by Tim Burton and starred Amy Adams as Margaret and Christoph Waltz as her husband Walter Keane. They both did an amazing job in their roles! I don't want to give any of it away but will say I was happy about the ending. Margaret was specifically known for her portraits of children with very big eyes, and I have always been partial to big eyes-people or animals:):) So of course I had to make my own attempt at a big eyed girl:)

 Have you seen any movies lately that have inspired you to make art?

 Joining everyone at T Stands For Tuesday hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard, Art Journal Journey hosted by Susi, the Simon Monday Challenge (anything goes),  Art Journal Every Day hosted by Julie Fei Fan Balzer, and Paint Party Friday hosted by EVA and Kristin.

                                           " The eyes are the windows to the soul."





45 comments:

  1. Ah, yes, I've heard of the movie Big Eyes when the trailers for it were on TV. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and now you can not only see it any time you like, you can share it with friends and family who come for a visit. Nice painting, too.

    I always keep my drink covered, because I have fur balls who live in my home, even though they are not allowed in my craft room.

    Thanks for sharing your cup of hot green tea and your stunning art pages with us for T this week.

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  2. Never heard of it but i love your drawings
    Bridget #1

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  3. Big Eyes! Yes, I've been wanting to see that movie. I can see the movies influence. Very cool project! Thank you for sharing with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. And thank you for inspiring me as well!
    ~Michelle

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  4. Wonderful piece, Linda, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey!Valerie

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  5. Wow.. that page is gorgeous - fabulous quote !
    I don't know this movie... will have an open eye for it when I hear about!
    Thank you Linda for another fantatsic entry for Art Journal Journey and
    I wish a very happy T-Day !
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  6. A lovely page Linda, the background is fabulous and the face very sweet. I haven't seen that movie, I must watch out for it. Happy T Day :D

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  7. Lovely work, and such delicate background, worked on a gelli plate. And your words :)
    You are as me, working on several projects at one time :) and I love to see a glimpse of your work desk.

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  8. Fun to see the movie's influence on your art dear Linda.
    I can see where it would be contagious :-)
    I was feeling tempted by The Woman in Gold being a huge Klimt fan and another one coming out this Friday (Far from the Madding Crowd) but it seems I end up seeing films at home mostly these days.
    Wishing you a Happy T Day!
    oxo

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  9. I haven't heard of the movie, but it sounds interesting. I'm glad you were able to find it. I'll keep my eyes ;) open for it when I go DVD shopping here. Happy T Tuesday!

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  10. I've never heard of that movie. I'll have to search out a trailer so I can see the inspiration for your wonderful art!
    Happy T day!

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  11. Love the art this week. That movie is on my list of ones to watch at some point. I've heard good things about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Fabulous page-I wanted to see the film too but it only stayed in the cinema a week-waiting to find it on DVD here! Happy T day! Chrisx

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  13. I have that movie in my Netflix queue. Looked pretty good. Always interesting to me when a movie is based on a true story. I like your big-eyed girl! Happy T Day! :)

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  14. Oh I can't wait to see that movie... adorable big eyed girl!! Recently I watched the documentary " Finding Sugarman" seriously affected me that I wanted to write after I saw it... It was one of those movies that left you with feelings you couldn't even explain... Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. I have not heard of this movie. But I think this is a great idea to do a project based on something you have watched.Your big eyed girl looks adorable.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog Linda. If you are interested I think you should go ahead with a yoga class. Flexibility comes much later, but even otherwise we can reap many health benefits from it, provided it is taught by a good instructor.
    Have a lovely week
    susan

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  16. Love your big-eyed portrait! Now maybe I will have to look for this movie too...

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  17. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment again this week.....grin
    I don't think I have heard of this movie either, but it does sound interesting.

    I ADORE you painting!!

    Happy T-day wishes

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  18. I love her (and the deli paper) .... not heard of this film - one to look out for!

    Karen x

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  19. haha! HOW funny is that?! Your big eyes are MUCH bigger than mine - that's really what I was going for but yours is better! I love it - and you're so right about just buying the movie - it's actually much cheaper since popcorn and a soda would add like $86! ha! Oh! And thank you so much for your sweet comment - you are always so good to me! And did you know? If you just click on my Instagram link on my sidebar it will take you to an online version of Instagram! I recently learned that! It's all online to see too! xoxo

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  20. I'm not familiar with that movie but will look for the trailer. Your big eyed gal is adorable!

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  21. Inspiration is everywhere as you've confirmed with your amazing piece is art Linda.
    She's gorgeous!
    I'm way behind with movies - I have a list a mile long and I'll add Big Eyes to it now!
    I'm a movie buff, but my husband isn't unless it's war or a western - not really my scene as you can imagine..haha!
    Hope all is well in your corner of the world Linda!
    I'm off to France in 5 weeks, as you can imagine I can't wait. I'm so excited to see my grandies!
    Much love
    Shane x

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  22. What an intriguing painting. I've never made any art based on a movie but what a good idea for a theme.
    I like your mug for keeping the tea hot, another good idea.

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  23. Great big eyes girl! When we were first married (58 years ago), dh and I lived a short time in Berkeley CA and saw some of this artist's first works. They were selling for a song. Many years later we happened to find a gallery in Maui that was showing her works - no longer for a song. We could have kicked ourselves for not buying when the artist was starting out.

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  24. I do want to see the movie. Love your painting. By the way, it was Gloria Zucarro's Tuscany scene. Thanks, though.:) Her work is great. have a great day.

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  25. Great girl, love the big eyes. Happy PPF

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  26. I haven't seen the movie perhaps its not over here yet. I do love tim burton so I am sure I will love it. A great piece and such fun to have been inspired by the movie.

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  27. Lovely work this week, I don't see a lot of movies so couldn't guess this one!

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  28. Have not seen Big Eyes, but love your big eyes!

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  29. Such a lovely face! Love her beautiful eyes :)

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  30. Looking great! Love big eyes! :)

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  31. Never heard of that movie but it was a great inspiration. And I love that quote!

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  32. I haven't seen this movie but your girl is so cute with those big eyes. And yes, having tea while you work, that is the absolute best! I think the tea helps inspire!

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  33. Dear Linda, thank you for beautiful and inspiring post. Beautiful big eyes and lovely, creative art desk!

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  34. I am adding this movie to the list of movies for my daughters and I to watch this summer! Yay! I love recommendations for good movies and books!

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  35. I have been wanting to watch this movie and now you have inspired me to do so with your beautiful girl. Love those eyes. Linda, thank you so much for your comments. I always look forward to what you write. I bet the teachers and children you worked with loved every minute they go to spend with you!

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  36. Your eyes are big and mine are closed :)
    I checked her web site - my favorites are close-up eyes...
    Have a good week ahead!

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  37. That is an awesome project! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I got an e-mail advertisement from Redbox that it will be available at their booths. Blessings, my friend!

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  38. Yes, pure sweetness in your compositions all beauty, in those big eyes!

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  39. great painting! I missed that movie in the theater, too. Guess I'll have to catch it on netflix later.

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  40. She is great! I love her big eyes and what a fab take on the inspiration, I'll look out for that film. I was wondering if you would like to link her up to Art it Friday - Show Your Face? I've just started it as a weekly place to share portraits and faces drawn, doodled or painting and I think she would be a great share. Please do pop on over and have a look. Thanks Kim

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  41. Hi Linda, thank you so much for linking up with Kim's Show Your Face blog spot and for coming across to visit! I have never heard of that movie, but it sounds really interesting. I loved your big-eyed girl on her gelli plate background and your blog is lovely. Nice to meet you! xx

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  42. Never heard of the movie but i do love Tim Burton's work so will go check it out. Such a beautiful face Linda, your colours are amazing and i love how she pops right off the page. One day i will be brave and paint a face but that might not be for a very long time. So glad you shared! :-) xx

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  43. Love the big eyes Linda but I haven't seen the film (yet) I've made a note to see it.
    Your painting reminded me of an artist that I met when I lived in Melbourne. Her name is Mirka Mora and she is a prominent French-born Australian visual artist who has contributed significantly to the development of contemporary art in Australia. Her mediums include painting, sculpture and mosaics.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing

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  44. Gorgeous art work. The eyes really are the windows. I haven't seen this movie. My kids love Angelina Wrona, I love how she does her eyes too. Keep smiling and creating, thank you for popping by with kind comments

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  45. I know the film big eyes. Nice paint job you have done ... congratulations!
    Hugs Lina (Italy)

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