What’s happening on the art front?

This is sketchbook work towards a larger degree piece. I’ve been looking at Gustav Klimt and his mosaic style paintings (and discovering I’d never get that gold leaf look because he used actual gold leaf!).

This is a fire screen in my house. It has candle holders fixed in rows to the back so the design is intended to flicker gentle light through to the observer, rather than to act as guard against a roaring fire.

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They’re both made on a layer of white gesso applied to black sugar paper; one with inks, the other watercolour pencils. Each has been detailed with dark pencil lines, wetted, and dabbed to draw up and lighten some of the colours. Let’s see how the next stages go.

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