When both inspiration and energy are low, I turn to design for solace, choosing motifs to layer from the familiar and the beauty around me. I have always loved the designs of William_Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) British textile designer, and been heavily influenced by the motifs, pattern and gilding of the Art Nouveau period, especially the works of Gustav Klimt. The design above layers an old faded story worn curtain from times past, along with the fading, yet still cosy glow of autumn leaves from the garden. This work may become a back drop for a future work, the cover for a visual diary, or a piece of quiet contemplation as it stands – whatever it’s future the process was rejuvenating.
A little weekend therapy with inspiration from my talented niece and her wonderful ability to arrange the most stunning flowers – thank you sweetie! Work measures: 29″ x 21″ is a mixed media piece using ink, acrylic and pastel on pre-textured paper.
The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo’s. All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces. Never-the-less this first completed piece ‘Road to Patuha – II’ seems to have found it’s focus.
The first work, far left on my drawing board was posted earlier this week – the completed image below. Link takes you to my FB page Road to Patuha – the making.