Still so much to learn in respect to proportion etc but this is basically an idea in the making, merging together natural elements with the feminine. Unfortunately I overworked the surface of the paper, should have sealed this first. The main image has been edited with Photoshop.
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.
Following the theme from “Kimberley’s Curtains” – I revisited a favourite composition previously used in oils and ink. Some of my students will recognise this still life arrangement. “Summer Table” is soft pastel on textured brown paper. As I am really enjoying this style of working, my weekend goal is to set up further still life arrangements so that I can continue to grow this collection.
Really enjoyed working on this piece and satisfying my love of bright colour. I used charcoal for the initial sketch and worked the image in soft pastels on textured brown paper. Final work is approximately 600 mm sq. Reference photo’s were taken this summer.