Saturday, November 25, 2006

Painting a Day/Illustration Friday - Invention


Today I participated in Illustration Friday-Invention. The title of my illustration is "Radio is the Bee's Knees". This commemorates the invention of the radio. I think it was a truly fabulous invention. The size of this is about 5x7 inches. Watercolor and pen and ink on 140 lb watercolor paper.

I just love the 20s jazz era with it's flappers and such. So this was a lot of fun to do. I've been listening to Radio Dismuke on the internet. It plays 20s and 30s jazz and pop music. I think it's very refreshing to get a dose of that old music once and a while.

Oh, and the little painting on the wall is based on a watercolor I bought at a yard sale. It was painted by A.Rosalie Morrish in 1921.

-SOLD-

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful illustration!

Interestingly, for my Illustration Friday I painted the portrait of the scientist who invented the radio. Cool coincidence :)

Jana Bouc said...

Wonderful illo--it really captures the flavor of that time beautifully. Cool concept too.

RonniHall said...

very nice illo; it captures that yesterday feeling very well. cozy and fun. Love your people...

harmoniousjosh said...

He-Man like pretty music. Like pretty painting, too.

Emila Yusof said...

Nicely done! Good job, Saffron!

Emila Yusof said...

Nicely done! Good job, Saffron!

Michelle Lana said...

Haha...nice! fun illo!

Anonymous said...

WOW great work- i LOVe your characters and drawing style!

Anonymous said...

Got to check out the Dismuke radio. I love the 20's. I bet you like or would like John Held's work.