Not waving

A weird sea picture with references to Gauguin and Stevie Smith
Not waving

I love this gloomy piece which evolved under my eyes. My visual memory was jerked by the beginnings of the hunched up figure and I found the image I recalled in a book about Gauguin (hero!) with a photo of a Peruvian mummy. I have always loved the poem by Stevie Smith  – hence the title.

Maybe all the horrifying stories of drownings in the Mediterranean influenced me as well. We can never know all the subconscious themes.

Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).

Y is for Yellow is nearly finished…

yellowblogbutton150and for my last series in the year (the 3rd series) I have been working on aspects of Eve, the apple and the snake (or variations).

All images are 8×10 inches (20×25.5 cm) and are in mixed media.   They are not intended to illustrate the bible story accurately!

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Kids’ Art Week!

Thank you, Carla, for another free Kids’ Art Week! (Last year’s lessons are still available here.)

I’m posting my efforts here this time:

a Dubuffet figure a la Carla Sonheim
after Dubuffet

 

after Hundertwasser a la Carla Sonheim
after Hundertwasser

 

Klee a la Carla Sonheim
after Klee

 

Motherwell a la Carla Sonheim
after Motherwell 1
after Motherwell

 

Picasso dog a la Carla Sonheim
after Picasso

Go, Picasso dog!

 

 

 

Pick and mix

beginning a collage of items from lessons in Year of the Spark with Carla Sonheim
Year of the Spark

This is just the beginning of the piece. At lesson 23, the year’s work is nearly done. It’s been brilliant! Year of the Spark has followed Year of the Fairy Tale – both with Carla Sonheim. This year Lynn Whipple has provided half the lessons. Super mix of talents.

lesson-23-main-III kid myself it now looks a teeny weeny bit like an Egyptian tomb wall – I shall call the bathing belle Nefertiti.

Next year it will be Y is for Yellow. Watch this space…