Sunday, March 13, 2011

Untitled 80

Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 3" x 3.5".


The Husband recently discovered that Gadjo enjoys armpit massage.


At  Charminar, Hyderabad, India.
My best wishes to those in Japan. Japan was where I experienced my second-ever earthquake.

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Sonya Johnson said...

This painting looks like fire along a distal horizon. Very cool. It looks like the texture of the LaCarte contributed to that.

Gadjo looks like a puppet in the second photo, and the third photo is downright hilarious.

wv - plampic. Seems apropos to this post for some reason ;).

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Sonya - that's what I thought glimpsing a wildfire. Yeah, leaving some of the LaCarte showing I'm sure contributed to that rough feeling.
I TOTALLY agree, Gadjo looks like a puppet. He has a head/neck that remind me sometimes of a snake, a ferret, mongoose, heron...or yes, a sock puppet. :) He DID look plampic.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Wow! I could say it about a lot of the paintings in this series but I think this one has topped it for me as my favourite, I love it.
There must be a lot of laughing in your house between the animolecules and your husband to keep you entertained. I can't decide if Gadjo is just blissed out here or starting to train the others in the way of Ninja Jedi Kitty master. His smile looks like he's reached a higher plane.

Ann Gorbett said...

Jala-I too am intrigued by this series of pastels. And I keep forgetting they are small until I look at your size description. Do you plan to display them all together? Do bigger ones?
And as for Mister Gajdjo-well, what can I say? This lastest photo is the funniest thing I've ever seen-made me laugh out loud.

jane minter said...

long necked gadjo ....beautiful love this format your photos of your travels reflect in your beautiful use of colour jala

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Lisa. Glad to know this one hit a mark with you. Gadjo and Rumi make us laugh more than anything. They're both clowns. And I totally agree about his blissed-out smile here. Yoda-like.

Hi Ann - Glad Gadjo made you laugh. Cracked me up so bad when I saw this that I had to go running for the camera! If I had a pastels show, I would display all the pastels in one room. I will try to put them on the blog sometime the way Loriann suggested. I don't think I will be doing them larger. I like them small. I feel like with their intense colors, they're like little gems, and I like their intimate size. (In fact, if anything, I've started making some even smaller!)

Jane - So long-necked. He looks like a heron. Or a puppet, as Sonya said. :) Thanks.

ELFI said...

un massage sublime..!

Jala Pfaff said...

ELFI - J'en veux aussi!

Caroline said...

I really like the square format for the beautiful expressive painting. Very striking with the red flame. Gadjo is wonderful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love the painting and the adventures you share from your bright airy home!