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Abstract Icon: Nina Simone

You all will have to thank my little brother for suggesting this one to me.  I loved creating Nina!  Unapologetically honest, talented, and beautiful, the late great who was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina, inspired many with her rich contralto.  Gospel, jazz, blues, folk, and classical were some of the genres she sang in her concerts along with monologues and dialogues she’d tell.

Every time I see an image of her, I hear, “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, which is one of my favorite songs.

Nina SimoneSoulfully Yours Art Design
©2013 Brooke Holmes

Nina Simone
Soulfully Yours Art Design
©2013 Brooke Holmes

 

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite Nina Simone song?

 

New Artwork: “Beauty of Africa”

Last week, I was on SoundCloud listening to Ghanaian music.  Upbeat, infectious…it put a huge smile on my face.  That led me to create this piece called, “Beauty of Africa”.  Image

I love the deep richness of the tones and textures here.  I’m thinking that maybe I should create a series based on this.

What do you all think?

Musing: In Front of the Lens with Neo Samo

A couple of months ago, I re-teamed with Neo Samo for a nod towards Boho-African chic.  I haven’t done a lot of headshots when I modeled, but this may be one of my favorites.

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Bold, bright colors were the highlight of this image as well as an island feel.  What do you think of this shot?

Introducing: HDSepia Photography

Yep…I’m branching out more and more into photography!  I’m constantly experimenting with different settings to get the effect I want.  I’m super blessed to have great mentors who answer my questions and give me advice.  Luckily, I have two images to share.  (smiles)

IMG_0786_hdsepia1This first image is that of a hibiscus flower in the front of my home at dusk.  I wanted to capture the bokeh effect with my neighbor’s house in the background.

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The second image are my loves of my life, my boys. wasn’t an easy shot to get because they do not sit or stand still.  lol  However, this is one of my favorites. 

I can’t wait to show more images soon!  

What do you think of the images?  Who is/are your favorite photographer(s)?

New artwork: Abstract Painting- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Hello all!  I wanted to share two new pieces of art that I’ve created recently.  It’s ironic that both pieces are inspired by music, which I love.

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

This abstract painting was inspired by a group that I heard a few years ago and fell in love with their music.  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is comprised of a group of brothers from Chicago who play horn.  Their father is jazz artist Phil Cohran.  Their music is infectious, lively, and soulful to the ears.  Even my soon to be 3 year-old was dancing to their music.   When I listened to their music before I began painting, I closed my eyes and envisioned flashes of color with every note.  That’s how I came up with the artwork.  Make sure to peep and listen to the video I’ve embedded so you all will get an idea why I love this group so much.

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

I wanted to do an abstract of Bob Marley for sometime now.  I looked at a few images of him as a reference before I began creating this in Illustrator.  I put a great deal of detail into this to show the passion of him singing.  I wished I debuted this on what would have been is 68th birthday the 6th of this month, however, life got in the way.   Overall, I love the outcome and colors.

 

What do you think of the artwork?  Which one do you like out of the two?  Comment below!  

Abduzeedo

There are a few websites that I frequent a bit if I need some design inspiration.  Abduzeedo is one site that I absolutely love to pieces.  From photography to typography to illustrations, the site is full of wonderful posts.  I won’t get into great deal about it, just go visit the site and be inspired!