You may remember my visit to the Kaffe Fasset '50 years of colour' exhibition a couple of weeks ago, click HERE to take a look at my visit to the exhibition.
Well as you can see I have been playing with colour. Inspiration Avenue came up with the exciting challenge of creating a piece of work in the style of a favourite artist.
Its easy to assemble a quick still life.... a china cup, a pomegranate ( don't you just love those jewel like seeds!) and a little treasured oriental jar which belonged to my mother. I assembled my little collection on some bright butterfly paper.
I used this wonderful paper to work on, it is made from bamboo and is excellent for mixed media projects.
I used a combination of gouache and neocolour crayon. Once dry I dabbed white gesso over the surface to mute the lines. I noticed in Kaffe's colour drawings that he did not have hard edges on his objects, and I really liked the way his patterns almost blurred into one another.
Of course I didn't want to copy the magical Kaffe, I wanted to capture the feeling of joy his colour studies bring and also keep my own style....
So it seemed right to add some gold flakes, metallics feature in most of my work, I just love these shiny pieces of magic. I am sure I must have been a magpie in a past life as I am drawn to anything glittery!
linking up this week to Inspiration Avenue