I loved the freedom of this challenge! And it gave me an excuse to leaf through my art books. Brian and I have collected hundreds of art books (literally), ranging from our college Art History textbooks to the book on the Women of the Bauhaus movement that I bought on Monday. We can't seem to resist books on art and artists.
For my inspiration, I chose a wall mural by a woman of the Ndebele tribe in South Africa. I loved the graceful thin black lines and the strong white lines in this mural, although I wasn't so fond of the palette. I decided to substitute shades of aqua and teal (which I seem obsessed by recently) for the brown.
My final piece, unnamed so far:
|Unnamed, 30" wide x 22" high|
Rhonda chose "Wheatfield with Crows," 1890, by Vincent Van Gogh:
Her piece, made using cyanotype fabric paint and leaves from her neighborhood: