Friday, March 6, 2009

Amanda Blake-- Sigh! So Lovely

she dressed her children in clothes made of night, painting by Amanda Blake

I love everything this woman does. Her awkward little personalities, the blockiness of it, the backgrounds, alternating between flat and patterned. Look at the little hatches in the yellow tree. I just love it. Reminds me of Aboriginal dream paintings. Oh, well, maybe that's another reason why I love it. Those paintings have enchanted me since I was in college.

I love the starlight here. I should, I do starlight like that often. Well, sorta. Doesn't matter. Still makes me swoon.

I love also the way she talks of being a mother and a painter. It just resonates.


Melissa de la Fuente said... too, me too! This painting is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for reminding me of how much I love her work!

amanda blake said...

thank you so much, wonderful to be featured on your lovely blog and such kind words.
and thanks melissa.