100 Wednesdays: Week 2 – Painting

by Sarah February 16, 2011

Week 2 Painting with Mati and Lisa. This week was to find a subject matter or artist that inspires you as your starting point and create a piece based upon it. My inspirations for the week included: Picasso, Orla Kiely and Jessica Swift.

The Picasso piece is petite fleur and I chose it as the main starting point because it has always been a favorite of mine. I love the simplicity of this piece, the hands wrapped in giving and the colorful flowers they are holding. It means friendship, love and happiness to me. The colors: red, yellow, pink, green, purple, blue and orange also speak of life and love when I see them. In addition to Picasso, I found Orla Kiely a nice breaking off point to begin this piece. Her designs to me, show simplicity, color, repetition of pattern and are very graphically pleasing to look at.

Next comes Jessica Swift. Her graphic details, bright colors and whimsical subject matter are what attracted me to the piece above. (incidently, it was included in a package from her when I purchased a piece of her art) The piece above by artist Betsy Walton was included in Mati and Lisa’s inspiration for the week and I included this specific one as I really liked the leaf patterns, the red glasses and the miniature house down in the right hand corner.

So what did I find about my painting this week? I really enjoy using bold color, simple patterns and a more graphic style to represent my work. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday……



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