Friday, 12 June 2015

Correct Tension

Back in 2013 I painted a whole series of "Pure Aussie Wool" works where I combined watercolour with collage from vintage knitting patterns. Several of these were sold both here in Australia and the USA.  Last weekend I had the urge to create another but with dark faces. The process of creating a work starts from how many sheep I want in my painting. I decide on a colour palette and then look through my vintage knitting patterns for some suitable bits and pieces. Sometimes a word jumps out while I am flipping through the patterns and with this in mind I get to play. I push and pull with shapes and colour until I get something that pleases me and I feel is a finished piece. I find this a very rewarding way of creating and many hours get lost in the process. This work was done over several days interrupted by my Tuesday class schedule, a couple of lunches out, shopping etc. but this meant I could enjoy each step and consider where to go to next as the finish work is never in my mind when I start. I am looking forward to having this framed and hung in my studio soon.

Correct Tension
Watercolour and Collage
Unframed size 57cm x38cm

9 comments:

  1. It's great to see you've added a new piece to the series! I love how you play with the shapes and have made a beautiful composition out of these adorable creatures.

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  2. This is different and very you. Love it

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  3. Its charming, and the depth hints at other sheep. Very nice

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  4. A winner for sure Lorraine! Those are the sweetest faces!

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  5. A fabulous creation, these three faces on the wall will bring you joy whenever you look at them :-))

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  6. So cute and cheerful,very FAB art work !!!

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  7. Excellent. You are a master at collage, Lorraine.

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  8. Lorraine- simply wonderful. Such adorable faces make this work so charming. Glad to see this addition to your series.

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