It’s been a while since I’ve participated in an Inspire Me Thursday challenge, but I’ve really enjoyed this one:
This week, let’s try something a little different. Let’s all download Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière and use her somehow in a piece of art. You can cut, collage, paint, decoupage, whatever your heart desires as long as you use some part of this image in your art.
The portrait of Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière is a painting by the French Neoclassical artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, now in the Louvre. [more information here]
My interpretation of this challenge was to create a watercolour painting/collage with one of my signature style backgrounds. I also gave her a bit of a wardrobe update and a bit of extra lippy. I’ve titled this one “Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere Dreams of Love on a Starry Night”.
If you’d like to buy this painting, it is available at my etsy store.
I have joined Etsy so I will have another outlet to sell my art – with unintended side effects! I am really addicted to buying stuff on Etsy now. It’s a fantastic website, so please check out my etsy shop. I will be selling some handpainted jewellery there very soon.
In other news, I am currently working on a piece for a commission. I will upload pictures as soon as it is finished, but I am really excited about this one 🙂
This week’s topic over at Inspire Me Thursday is Moon. I immediately knew what I was going to paint (although the finished product varied slightly from what I had in my head, as is often the case).
I have titled this work “Tipped with Silver”. It doesn’t show up too well in this picture, but the edges of the tree branches have been given a very thin silver outline.
This Sunday was my first visit to the Springfield Lakes Art Group, and I had a great time! This week Sally Harrison came along to teach us all some techniques, and our focus was colour mixing. We were given a strip of paper from a famous painting, and our task was to try to make the strip “disappear” by matching the colours. I found it very challenging! My strip of paper was from a painting by Camille Pissarro, although I’m not sure which painting it was. This is what I came up with:
I had a lovely time and learned a thing or two. Many thanks to everyone at the Springfield Lakes Art Group, and especially to Sally Harrison – you can check out her beautiful artwork here.
At first I wasn’t sure I was even going to contribute to this week’s Inspire Me Thursday. I thought about making homemade soup and photographing it, but it’s the middle of summer here and I just don’t feel like eating soup.
Eventually I came up with this idea:
The original plan was to do a background and then paint over with black to make amoeba-looking shapes. But I liked the background so much that I thought I would just keep it the way it is. You can imagine the microscopic amoebas floating around in that water.