Monday, December 31, 2012
Here is my entry in Natalia's book.
I found it very difficult allthough I love Klimt !!!
I made an interpretation of Klimt's major work in Brussels in Palais Stoclet. It is a very secret place no one is let in to visit, so I did it by pictures in books of course.
Did everyone do an entry? The book is not full at all ! But I suppose so, since Natalia is next in the list.
Natalia I hope you like it?
When you are in Brussels I will bring you the book.
Happy neww year to everyone!!!
Monday, September 17, 2012
my contribution to Frida's book is done. It was inspired by Frida's preferred topics already used by the others: heart, flight, leafs... Especially I was thinking about "Self-portrait with monkey", "Self-portrait in colier of blackthorn", "Self-portrait at the boarder between Mexico and US"and "Henri Ford Hospital".
Ready to send to Ella in the coming days.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
My contribution in Danica's book on the Frida Kahlo theme.
I tried a self-portrait, as most of Frida's paintings are self portrait illustrating her sorrows, pains, questions... with greenery around, like she also did in her paintings.
It must be one of the most difficult paintings in my life!! I never did a self-portrait and find it doesn't quite looks like me...
My right hand side is colored, and my left hand side is black and white. It must be because I sometimes feel incomplete. Sometimes, not the whole time, because I am smiling anyway and it doesn't make me feel unhappy. Mostly frustrated or melancholic sometimes, and it questions me. I am 40 now and my biological clock ticked away my possibility of having any children.
From my belly grows a tree of endometriosis.
Especially the media and community that makes me feel like an incomplete woman because I don't have any children. Women are supposed to have children, don't they?
But I'm a happy woman anyway and there's soooo much to do in this world to make it a nicer place for other people's great children to grow up :-)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Here is a not so great photo of my entry in the Brandt book. I used the images from the post below to create a Brandt style gate for the Capitol in the fictional world of Panem (Hunger Games). Marker, Metallic ink & Watercolor pencil.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
hope you all are going fine.
I'm finally finished my contribution to Shepard Fairey moly - sorry, i know that it took too much time.
Barbara, I'm really sorry - I impacted your contribution, first it was just a finger in blue color, than i've done something with... Sorry again.
I'm still being working on Mucha book!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
finally I am working on Klimt moly. I didn't want to just copy some of his work, so I tried to find some interesting fact about him and I found out, that he has one weird nightmare that was haunting him for his whole life. It was dream about women swimming naked in deep water. I don't know why it was so frustrating for him, most of the men would find that dream very appealing, wouldn't they? :)
Soooo, this is my idea for the entry. The golden circle was already there so I tried to somehow include it into the drawing.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
For this book I employ Frida's frequent theme of devastating loss. A little back story on this entry will probably help. I am blind in one eye. My parents and doctor don't know if I was able to see before they removed a cataract at age 4, but it is doubtful. Borrowing from two elements in the first entry of this book, I resurrected the red ribbon and cut out motifs. Frida often used banners and text within her work. Within the red banner I have written "Vero cleramente con uno, lo que es invisibe para dos." Which can be loosely translated to mean "I see clearly with one what is invisible with two." For the cut out, I removed the area where my right eye should be. This was a somewhat cathartic piece.
I found myself looking at "A few small nips," "The two Fridas" and of course the many self portraits. There are several works with split backgrounds, and I used that concept to help transition from the gray clouds of albina's entry into by own. Danica, I hope this meets your approval. For those of you who still need to work in this book, I found the following site particularly helpful for its visual timeline.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
I'm discovering the treasures of Shepard Fairy! Don't know yet what I will do as that is a new artist for me, apart from the Obama portrait I don't now him..............
The book looks fantastic !!!
Should I try wheat pasting?
Shepard Fairy in pencil? Or should I try mixed media and drawing ink? ............ many questions. It's a great project!!!
Hey guys, i'm a bit lost with this artist !
Ha Joey I hope I don't stress you now and you're not afraid I ruin your Moly? ;)
Nono won't ruin it. i find already some nice paper and will do something with collage I think.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Klimt moly is ready :-)
I don't know about you, but I seem to have problems taking photos of the work I do in moly sketchbooks. What's your favourite way? Do you have any tips to get really great detail and accuracy? I would appreciate your help here. Perhaps you could share with the knowledge about the equipment you use (do you scan your artwork? or maybe you photograph it?).