Monday, April 13, 2009

Paper Dress

Restraint seems to be the word of the day. I restrained much of what I normally do in a painting. Minimal brush strokes and work on the face, the background is simple simple simple.
I used some text from a vintage geography book to establish the dress, added many overlapping pieces of aqua tissue to apply color then drew a simple outline.
I think it is very effective. I think sometimes I may be 'self-indulgent' when creating mixed media pieces, too in love with the process and not concerned enough with the result.

Original on ebay later tonight
Print HERE


Lumilyon said...

Beautiful, restrained, thoughtful...very lovely x

Diane Duda said...

I think it's beautiful! I also love your TAlisman piece. :)

Classic Becca said...

Hello, thanks for leaving a comment! I love your art, it's amazing! I haven't tried welt felting yet, just making a collection of knitted and fabric bag casey things. I opened a shop on Etsy and starting listing yesterday so I am very excited! I'm just making it up as I go along at the moment with the knitting stuff! hehe

Silke said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for leaving such a kind comment on my blog! Your art is inspiring - I'll have to study it some more! :-) Silke