Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sculpture and Drawing

Overwhelm is trying to solve too many problems at once. Where to begin?
Solution: Pick one aspect and work on just that.
This cornucopia approach uses spring flowers and fall harvest fruits and grain to symbolise the couple's birthdays.
In this drawing I am using Solomon's Seal, a plant in her garden, to frame her face.
I was invited by craftsman Mark Downing to collaborate on a project.

Mark is making an Art Nouveau style door in quarter sawn oak, and wanted me to paint a portrait of his lovely wife to grace the interior side of the door. Mark loves the work of Czeck artist Alphonse Mucha, so I'm designing the panel to be in his style. A good challenge as Mucha was a master draughtsman.

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