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!


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.