Monday, February 8, 2010

Our "Different" Sense of Humor...

After I did my last pastel painting, I was so hooked, I wanted to paint another one. And this one became a great source of mirth! Originally, I had two women sketched out, both of them sort of a little bit off the page.

Then I decided I didn't like the second woman and wanted flowers, probably because I had walked Winslow that morning and admired all the beautiful camellias in our neighborhood. So, I left this woman as she was and finished the whole little sketch.

When I showed it to Daniel, he really liked it, and then promptly turned her on her side...
and called her DOA (dead on arrival), a reference to my love of crime shows and murder mysteries (and I hope I'm not offending anyone with this). That had me laughing all evening. What can I say, we just sometimes have a "different" sense of humor.

She's a keeper and up (actually, on her side) in my studio - makes me giggle every time I look at her...

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours, Silke! I sat for my life class last week...a lot of them work in pastels & it's beautiful to see the different textures they achieve. I'm in awe of your artistry! Much love for a wonderful week, Rachel xox

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  2. *DOA* is perfect! Now.... you've got me laughing, Silke! I do love her on her side.

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  3. I love both views...your pastels are gorgeous..Ive never gotten the hang of them...I think its a control thing..LOL...either way..a beautiful painting..!

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  4. it's great to have a hubby who makes you laugh
    and I can just see someone on the TV closing her eyes for her...

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  5. Funny! I do like this picture...with the 'spring-ish' background... Maybe she is just forzen from winter and snow and dreaming of spring to come... although DOA is funnier.

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  6. First I'm so glad you found me! I didn't post a link because I didn't want you to think you HAD to visit my blog. But I do love yours and hope to see you visiting me more often. Also, I just LOVE LOVE your hair. And your pastel is really great but your DOA made me burst out laughing. You two are hilarious. My son and I have that type of sense of humor.

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  7. Oh, too funny! She's beautiful, dead or alive silke!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who watches tv shows like that! I just discovered the ID (Investigation Discovery) channel and I watched it so much, I started to think I had issues! They really do lots of re-runs though and I think I've seen them all so I'm channel surfing again.
    have a great week!

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  8. I love your pastel paintings and this one is amazing whether she is alive or DOA. Some of my favorite TV movies were the murder mysteries with Peter Falk playing Columbo...I had almost forgotten about them.

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  9. I vote for the D.O.A.----they could use her as one of Angel's skethches on *Bones*!
    Seriously, it is lovely; I like cropped images because it forces the imagination to pick up and get active.
    And, after too little sleep, I sort of resemble that this morning... ;)
    lovely--bright, cheery!

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  10. HA! DOA! Good one. I love the colors in the background...looks like Easter is on it's way. Happy Monday, Silke. **kisskiss** Deb

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  11. Hi Silke, the painting is lovely. :) Your husband seems like he has a great sense of humor - just like mine (sounds like something he might do). Have a great week!

    Theresa

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  12. too funny, silke, the change actually changes her facial expression!she looks quite content.

    :)

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  13. Bwahahahahaha! If she is DOA then that is the most beautiful DOA I have ever seen even in my professional experience. Hehehehe! She is beautiful and these pastel paintings rock. Do you know the first paintings I did were pastel oils? I did them before I came to the US. I don't know what happen to them but about four of them were at my sister's house. The rest probably rotted in some corner. Hah!

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  14. I love the murder mysteries also and vote with Daniel for DOA I'm glad to see you make each other laugh-next to trust that is to me the most important thing in a relationship a common sense of humor.

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  15. Up or sideways, this is a wonderful piece, Silke1

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  16. Hi dear Silke,

    Just think she is too pretty and alive to be DOA!!!!
    She is beautifull, and your first pretty woman too, I realy likes your wemen in pastels.

    Love and hugs to you from Denmark

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  17. I like her better DOA... great again ;0)

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  18. Beautiful expressive artwork- I so enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  19. I think I like her DOA as well... x

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  20. That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh :)

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  21. Great work Silke. Poor baby, she died with her eyes open :( None the less she has beautiful eyes. You always do such great work. Have a good week.

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  22. She's beautiful! And i love the DOA comment. My husband would probably do something similar. I found your blog from your comment on Martha Lever's blog. We are practically neighbors. I'm in Jacksonville with Martha.

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  23. I had to put up two of your posts at the group site - your work is absolutely beautiful.
    I'll also be including your "Heart Art" in a Valentine's Day round up post :)
    Waving at you from New York

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  24. So funny, Daniel is certainly right, giving you a laugh is priceless. You two are wonderful.
    happy monday sweet artist Silke.

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  25. Just darling, and I kind of like her on her side!! Funny!
    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  26. Oh, I love all your comments! You made me laugh!! And I am so glad I didn't offend any of you with my DOA painting... So glad we have similar types of humor!! Love, Silke

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  27. Thank you Silke! I have been enjoying baking mud pies lately.

    Are you kidding? Get offended by DOA? That DOA woman looks better than me alive!

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  28. Ah, I am not really sure what you are saying Silke. I am just a little girl without a shirt.

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  29. Hi Silke, I love your painting & your sense of humor. I actually think (don't laugh) that Daniel may be on to something. I really like her turned on her side. Hugs, Diane

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  30. Hi Silke!!! this is beautiful....and I love your post!!! you are a breath of fresh air and funny to boot!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  31. I love how you did this -- and took out the other woman to focus on only the one. Don't you love when your muse just knows what's "right"? As for sense of humour...love Daniel's and calling this one DOA for your love of all things crime (ME TOO!!) -- it's amazing how something can change just by "how" you look at it! :)

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  32. Haha! I love your sense of humor! I'm just catching up with your posts, and really love what you're doing with pastels. Blending the colors with your fingers is so much fun, isn't it?
    Love,
    xo
    Angela

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  33. You and Daniel make quite a team. She is beautiful, Silke. I love those flowers behind her in a cloud of white. Brilliant! To me, she looks like she's resting in the garden. Perhaps listening for earthworms?

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  34. Hi Silke,
    Your new picture's working with pastels are so dream like and very beautiful.:)
    I love the soft focus effect, pastels create on the paper. Oil pastels are good too but are a lot more sticky in texture...Great fun though!:)
    Jo.x

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  35. Fabulous colors! Yep, agreeing with Daniel, her flat cheek instantly made me think she had fallen frozen. Funny, funny friends! Thanks for the smiles.

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  36. I so miss you guys and your "different" sense of humor! (It not lebel!)

    Love,
    TJ

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  37. What an ingenious idea to turn the painting on its side - now she looks (to me) like she's on a flowery pillow watching TV - and I'm it! (the TV) he, he, he...she's to vibrant looking than to be a corpse (not, that I've ever seen one)

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