Monday, September 8, 2008

A Watchful Eye



This past weekend the creative juices were flowing in downtown Birmingham.  The 7th  annual Art Walk started on Friday night and rolled thru Saturday.  I have to say it was the most fun I've had in a long time.  Artists and crafts people could be found in every nook  and cranny of the loft district.  Today's photo is one of those that you take,  and then when you get home you find the added element of surprise.  Note Leonardo da Vinci's subject giving this artist's drawing the eye!  The poster by the way, was advertising an upcoming exhibit featuring Leonardo da Vinci's  collection of drawings at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  It begins September 28th.   More Art Walk photos to come. 

The Tune du Jour is " I'll Be Seeing You" by Rod Stewart.

25 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo, de l'artiste en pleine création. beau choix du b&w...

beautiful picture, the artist in the midst of creation. beautiful choice of b&w. ..

Laurie said...

I gasped when I saw this. It's just stunning, V!

angela said...

This sounds as if it was an interesting event as does the da Vinci drawings. I'd definitely go to that..
I wonder if the artist was nervous with the great master looking over her shoulder!

Webradio said...

Hello !

Is she painting with her fingers ???


Jolie photo...

alice said...

You've chosen a very good angle, Victoria. I do like B&W on other blogs, I never think to for mine...don't know why.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Leonardo is one of my favorites -- the other is Rembrandt. I like your black and white of this very much. It suits the mood very well.

Peter said...

Must be tough to perform with Leonardo watching you!

Virginia said...

For those of you who enjoyed the boules post a few days ago, you might want to stop by Olilvier's blog today and see how the ladies do it!

Blognote said...

What a great event, Virginia!!
"I'll be seeing you" is a great choice as the Tune "du jour".
Diederick

babooshka said...

My. she's talented. You's think Hving a town that is full of of artists and the odd photographer, like Ramsey e too would have such exhibitions. Sadly no. Perfect exmaple of when to use mono.

Julie said...

Lovely monochrome, Virginia. I was particularly taken by the errant strands of hair. She is taking such care with her work of art, to see her unkempt and wild is refreshing.

Virginia said...

I regret I didn't talk with her. She is obviously talented, but I think she might have just walked up and started drawing right there on the sidewalk. They had tablets on easels for children and adults to make an impromptu masterpiece. I have an adorable little girl doing the same that I will share later on.

Snapper said...

Ya gotta love those little surprises when you get home and download the pictures eh? Virginia this is just wonderful! Perfect occasion for B&W.

Halcyon said...

What a great idea, an art walk! All of your posts on Birmingham are making me want to visit. I am now trying to convince my husband. :) Any ideas to help???

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Virginia, I've just sent you an email but it seems that badp@gmail.com (that I got from your profile) doesn't exist or is mispelled. My email address is ikol22@gmail.com...

Barbara Rahal said...

beautiful, today we connect totally...

Marie Reed said...

Looks like an absolute ball!

Knoxville Girl said...

I like that the eye is hovering over her head like a thought bubble, maybe her inner vision concentrating on the work at hand.

Strangetastes said...

That da Vinci eye is a jewel you found lying around. The man's drawing is pretty nice, too. Good work. Remember my line that in photography good luck favors the prepared.

Virginia said...

How about "dumb luck" S.T.? This one was what I call a "drive by shooting". No prep, just fired it off and found a diamond in the rough when I downloaded! Our local newspaper showed the same shot but from her left, missed "the look". HA!

Petrea said...

...and the artist's drawing has an eye in it, and the artist is wearing glasses. It's an eyeful!

S.T. is right. You're already a good photographer, that's the prep he means.

Tash said...

Wonderful photograph even without the master's eye, with it, it's superb. I also think it's like a thought lingering above...

Louis la Vache said...

This image would not be half as effective had you posted it in color. The watchful eye is great! ;-)

Your masthead photo looks like a scene in la belle France.

Ming the Merciless said...

I wish I can draw but I'm still struggling with stick figures.

I think I'll stick with photography right now. :-)

Mame said...

I wish I could've gone to that.