Monday, September 1, 2008

Celestrial Impressions

In last week's art class I replicated one of Van Gogh's self portraits in an exercise designed to help us expand our use of values. The piece above reminds of me of Starry, Starry Night and I wonder if I was inconsciously influenced by Mr. Van Gogh. It was created from hand painted cloth, foiling, painted Lutradur, and pigments.

It's been a busy weekend so far...lots of company, cooking and general mayhem. I haven't been able to do much art except for the piece above and some incredible hand dyes that my daughter and I did on silk, cotton, organza and chiffon. I'll try to get some photos of those up in the day or so.

Enjoy your day everyone. Eat, drink and be merry!

2 comments:

MaryAnn said...

Lovely surface! I am still amazed that you find time to do as much as you do.

Karen said...

It really does have the feeling of starry starry night! Love that blue! I also read with interest the post about working in a smaller size, I love working small but find that sometimes it just doesnt generate much interest from others, lack of the big WOW factor I suppose.