This is a journal page inspired by Klimt. I found an advert for cross stitch cushions, so I collaged some of the photos into my page.
I used mixed media and lots of layers.
I took the pattern from the womans dress. I added a gold embossed frame to make the picture stand out.
as a base for embossing powder.
Unfortunately it doesn't show
up that well.
I recently went to an art exhibition held by Hereford Cathedral School as part of the Three Choirs week. I was truly amazed by the range of different styles, the talent and energy of the pupils work. I am pleased to say there was a lot of mixed media work.
Their portfolios were also on display to look through all of the inspiration and ground work undertaken to arrive at their final pieces.
I came home feeling inspired to revive my own drawing skills and analytical approach to it.
This is my very first quick sketch.
This is my second, this time the grids were very roughly drawn and I realised that I need more accurate grid lines to follow.
I am using it to store all of those small bits of art work, backgrounds, test pieces etc.
Apologies for the side on view. My daughter gave me a Klimt diary as a present and I never really used it until recently. I now stick all sorts of random bits and pieces in it. Bits that I cannot easily put into the bin or things that I don't really want to smash. I find it works well.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
Keep crafting, Hannah x