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

4 comments:

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