100 Wednesdays: Week 2 - Painting
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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