Bridget Jones’s Diary featured in The Acrylic Painting Group 11 September 2011

Bridiget Jones’s Diary was featured in Shameless Self-Promotion on 4 September 2011

Bridget Jones’s Diary was created on 4 September 2011 with acrylic and coloured ink (mixed media).

Bridget Jones’s Diary is 12th in my Top 10 Movie Series.

On New Year’s Day, hung over and still single, Bridget Jones, a 32 year old London girl decides to get a grip on her life and starts a diary…’Resolution one is to lose twenty pounds. Number two will find a nice sensible boyfriend and not continue to form romantic attachments to alcoholics, workaholics, peepling toms, megalomaniacs, emotional xxxxwits or perverts."

But Bridget finds it is not easy to keep new years resolutions and finds it difficult to chose between bona-fide-sex-god with big car Daniel Cleaver and aloof but good looking and thoughtful sensitive man Mark Darcy. There are some direct and humourous allusions to one of my favourite novels and mini series of all time Pride & Prejudice.

Renee Zellweger is Bridget Jones. Her accent is superb and she embodies the role with such finesse and authenticity. Hugh Grant is Daniel Cleaver and Colin Firth is Mark Darcy and they offer tension and rivalry as Bridget’s two love interests. Their duel is a highlight in the film and plays out to the upbeat tune “It’s raining men”.

A wonderful romantic comedy that makes you smile and laugh and at the same time proving that reality is often a lot different to the way things appear :)

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Valeriu Buev
    Valeriu Buevover 3 years ago

    Colors are perfect, couldn’t be better. And expressions on faces are also very natural and ful of sense. Sorry for my poor English.

  • Valeriu thank you for wonderful comment. So glad you think that the colours are perfect and the facial expressions are natural. I appreciate your response to my art.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Hi there sweet Lady, I just saw your painting in Sojie, I am I think about two below you..the painting is really gorgeous…Becareful what you ask for..beautiful as always my nice kind Aussie Friend…have a great day, I am about ready to get to sleep early for a change…
    Have a wonderful day…and I love your stories..really clever and creative to go with your paintings..
    Sherri:):) huggies

  • Yes I saw you there too. Your painting is very beautiful too dear Sherri. Thank you for lovely comment. So thrilled that you like my stories to go with my artwork. I try to give them some back ground and context.

    – Anthea Slade

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    fab! vivid expressions…going dance :) see you.

  • Thank you LisaBeth so thrilled you like the vivid expressions. How was your dancing?

    – Anthea Slade

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 3 years ago

    Superb art. Congratulations,

  • Oh thank you very much John Morrison for your lovely response to my art.

    – Anthea Slade

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Shanghaiwu thank you for featuring Bridget Jones’s Diary in Shameless Self-Promotion.

    – Anthea Slade

  • AkaDaka
    AkaDakaover 3 years ago

    nice work.

  • AkaDaka thank you very much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 3 years ago

    Remarkable portraits with beauty of colors & nice expressions

  • BasantSoni thank you for your beautiful words.

    – Anthea Slade

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    brilliantly done, love this!

  • Banrai thank you very much. So glad you like my Bridget Jones. It was a lot of fun to create :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Captivating , those gazes are just so Fabulous Anthea.

  • Paul thank you very much. So thrilled you like their gazes. It was fun to create this work.

    – Anthea Slade

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    FABULOUS Anthea! This one I saw and what a perfect work of art! The expressions are so right! What a talent you are sweet friend. Just adore this series! Warmest hugs, shar XOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Oh this movie is so much fun. So glad you enjoyed it too. I am very happy you think I got their expressions right my dear friend Shar.

    – Anthea Slade

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