Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A Girl With No Name


This is a large coloured pencil piece, which had to be  photographed instead of using the scanner.  I haven't ever got a decent photograph of work in coloured pencil, the subtle detail that can be achieved  just doesn't show up.
The statue is outside the town hall in the next village, the beautiful but crumbly17th century Villa Filangeri.


What I really need is a good title for this piece of work...anybody got any good ideas?

28 comments:

Barbara B said...

This is really lovely, Cathy. Such detail in the statue, wall, and window! Is there a name from local lore that would be appropriate?

Sue Pownall said...

This is beautiful, if you have lost detail in scanning it must look amazing.

What about one of the Roman goddesses?
Minerva - goddess of wisdom, medicine & crafts.
Pomona who protected fruiting trees and gardens.

ElasticUnicorn said...

Hello Cathy,

I know what you mean - I always have trouble trying to photograph drawings & paintings. I even had problems scanning my stag drawing, I thought I would be able to scan it and it would look as good as the drawing but it doesn't.

I know what you should call your drawing - the same as I call it
AMAZING!

Stew.

Shirley said...

It is so beautiful in the photo, I can only imagine what it would look like in person. Sorry I can't help with the name - but it makes me think of treasures of old times.

. said...

Wow, its amazing and I cant believe you did all that with colour pencils, its really stunning. She looks shy, a younger soul, like she over looking the grounds, protector or some kind of goddes of the gardens (I like what Sue P wrote about Minerva or Pomona).

Beautiful work!!!

bettyfromtexas said...

Such impressive, gorgeous work! It truly is masterful!

seesue said...

This must be over-the-top amazing in person as the colours smooshed into the wall, that crisp shadow, the soft detail of the statue. Perfection.

debra morris said...

Stunning Cathy! Can't think of an idea for a title but will if I get any ideas...

Alex said...

Simply awesome Cathy =) I absolutely love it! Not sure of the name though... I am sad in giving names to my art work myself :(

Sarah said...

How about 'That Which Remains' or 'What Will Remain of Us?' (which is shamelessly stolen from the last line of 'An Arundel Tomb' by Larkin, hee hee.

Anyway, beautiful work Cathy, with lovely rich colour!

frayedattheedge said...

Oh - this is amazing!!

Sandra said...

I have no title, but I do have total admiration for your work.

Ann said...

Just gorgeous! I am terrible with titles though, sorry.

toadinaboat.com said...

This is an amazing piece! Beautiful colors and details. How about something like "Greet the Morning" because she is facing the light and the window shutters are thrown open to let in the light as if both the statue and someone inside the room are enjoying embracing the morning sunshine.

Revelle said...

Truly lovely! How about "The Secret". It's very mysterious with the window open and her looking away.

Dan Kent said...

First, I think the work is magnificent! Every part of it blows me away. I love the subtle colors in the wall, and the statue, and the shadow. The composition is excellent and the way you have framed the two main elements is totally unique.

Ideas:
Goddess of the Garden
Goddess at the Window
Guardian Goddess
The Watcher
Watcher at the Window
She Stands at the Window

Just Love Books said...

I was going to say:
Lady Filangeri's Alabaster Guardian

Pat said...

Fabulous piece.
I would call her "Sentinel"

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you for the fantastic ideas, I don't know which one to choose!!
:)

Rock Kyndl said...

To borrow from your own text description: "In the Next Village"

(I can tell you that there would not be a scene like this in the village next to mine!)

Despite the always disappointing 'camera as scanner' let-down, your talent still shines through.

Lucia B. said...

This is a wonderful painting! The detail of the half ruined plaster is fantastic, but I find that the whole composition is really well done!
My suggestion for the title is: "The silent keeper".

freebird said...

Colored pencil? Wow, I thought it was a watercolor. Very nice. As far as names I would say Timekeeper.

evensketchier said...

this is an absolutely great piece... the way the shadow falls and the textures and the coloring on the wall. really nice work!

Janene said...

This is beautiful, Cathy. I like the subtle colors in the wall, as well as everything else! No name suggestions though--you've got some good ones already.

Sara Light Waller said...

What a lovely piece Cathy! The colors are so beautifully subtle. :-)To me the statue looks like the patron goddess of the Villa. Perhaps she'll tell you her name as part of the title. ;-)

marancat said...

What a superb drawing! Does she have a name already?

Cathy Holtom said...

Yes I chose 'The Silent Keeper' suggested by Lucia B. Thank you everyone for helping out, some of the suggested titles inspire me to draw some other local statues!

Lucia B. said...

Oh I feel honoured! :-) Thank you Cathy and many compliments on your beautiful works!

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