Welcome to Barbara's "art" blog. I create artworks that range from small to large, from somewhat eerie to very joyous. Most of my works come straight from my imagination; I use my experiences and filter them through my brain. Soometimes I try to sit back and watch my hands create, and enjoy the process almost as a spectator. Eventually, though, my more technical side comes out to correct the spontaneous one, and the two compromise.

See links (on the right)to my hand-painted jewelry and pet portraits.

Note: any artwork on this blog is copyright of Barbara Yalof

Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Interesting Perspective on Men and Cigars

This is a painting of a group of people crammed into a small space having an interesting discussion.  The female is a violinist at this black tie affair; a note of color.

I had fun with perspective in this painting. The top-down approach added anote of humor, as we are able to see the balding patterns of these distinguished men. The feet are intentionally small, and the focus is on the cigars and hands.

1 comment:

Darrelyn said...


Thanks for your lovely comments on my French Theatre box. I'm so glad I came to your blog - I especially love this piece! It feels so right - I can almost hear the conversation and smell cigar smoke! Your jewelry is also very intriguing; I'd love to have some in my jewelry box - maybe when I have "disposable" income once again - haha. I love the wedding pin and the flowery earrings with dangles. Mixing art eras/styles is very appealing to me; I want to experiment with that myself. Enough of my rambling - thank you again!