Friday, December 24, 2010
Dec 24 - Holiday Wishes and the Carousel Horse
This started as a standard 36 x 24 inch stretched canvas, and knowing I was going to cover most of it with cut fabric swatches, I didn't tone it like I usually do for a regular painting. I used about three images of carousel horses, composited for the design--head from one, mane and tack from another, leg from a third. Artisans who carve these horses have their own signature styles and are well known to historians. I didn't want any one style to predominate, as an artist, that's one starting point for originality.
As you can see, I'm already thinking purple/blue/orange for the complimentary color scheme. No fabric at this stage--purely drawing and thin layers to make my mental "connection" with the idea in my head to the white canvas.
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