Friday, May 25, 2012

Mildred is a faded rose -

'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone ~ Thomas More

This week's Illustration Friday theme is FADED.  While "Mildred" is vibrant in hue her old-fashioned appearance and outlook are as faded as the last rose of summer. 
"Mildred" is based on my interpretation of Amedeo Modigliani's work.  I remember seeing his long-necked, long-faced ladies a long time ago but didn't realize what a "nudie" painter he was so click on the link at your own risk!!
BTW - I asked my son, Connor (15), what he would name this lady and he said Doris or Mildred.  I laughed at him but then looked online at the most popular names in the 1920's and Doris and Mildred were ranked 8th and 9th respectively.  Go figure - that kid is smarter than he looks!
Linked to Creative Every Day, Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day

14 comments:

veronica said...

did you know that Mildred is my aunt Pinki's real name?
it is of his style, and very excellent work. amazing even, i love it!

Mandy said...

OH...SHE IS WONDERFUL...SHE LOOKS LIKE A WAR BRIDE ....LOVE HER...XXX

Giggles said...

Ha maybe she told him her name!! What kid would think of those names!! I love Mildred!! She is just fantastic! Love your style!

Hugs Giggles

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes he is so smart! She does indeed look like a Mildred- you've captured the era perfectly! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kimberly Jones said...

She looks like a character from an Agatha Christie novel, and Mildred suits her perfectly! Go Connor!

Cindy D. said...

Very cool style and love the hat! Kind of sad to think of her as a faded rose, though. There is hope for all of us!

Denise Mulligan said...

Very original piece, I love her hat and style. Her eyes are mysterious and reserved yet the red lips give us a hint of her inner passion. Lovely work!

Claire Wildish said...

She may be faded but she's definitely rosy with great style and she looks like she's got many stories to tell.

Janet said...

Mildred fits her perfectly! And she's so cool. I like her long face and the hat is fantastic.

DJ said...

i knew right away modigliani!

great style. really love this one

Netty said...

Loving Mildred, that is such a fab style. Happy PPF, Annette x

Julie Rowan-Zoch said...

reminds me of Modigiani

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Mildred is awesome! I love the tone of her skin and her long features! Beautiful!

Viola said...

Mildred is a good name for the pretty lady! :) A lovely face you have drawn here :)