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vhere
09-16-2014, 01:48 PM
I've got to do work for an exhibition Rags to Riches and wasn't sure on the angle I'd take. Then I remembered some work I did on Harlequin a few years back. I'd done some research on the Commedia del Arte and realised that it woul fit the theme :). I still have the two big canvasses, one still over the sofa. So I'm working on doing more of these. You can see the work here (http://vivienb.blogspot.co.uk/#uds-search-results).

This is one small one, about 6 ins square in an S&B sketchbook.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2014/53888-image.jpg

I may use thread, stitch, fabric, metallic inks and foil in some .... Anything goes :)

vhere
09-21-2014, 08:03 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2014/53888-image.jpg

And another small one, about 7 ins.

I added collaged tissue paper, hand made paper and foil and some stitching in gold thread. Also a shimmering gold ink.

Any thoughts?

robertsloan2
09-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Oh these are striking! I don't even like abstracts and these are striking. Beautiful combinations of materials and sketching in various media. It just WORKS, both of them do. I think you've got the feel of the theme just right.

vhere
09-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Thanks Robert I value that. :). I'm at the stage with the idea where I really need feedback, reactions, thoughts.

Harlequin ended up with the diamond patterned costume as it evolved from the patched and frayed costumes of the travelling players. Under the candle stage lights they still caught the light with the illusion of glamour. Those are the thoughts behind these. Then just playing with layers, colours, marks and texture :)

vhere
09-26-2014, 01:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2014/53888-image.jpg

An A2 one in progress. Done with XL tinted charcoal and a little pastel.

virgo68
09-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Stunning....I love the vibrant colour very much!

vhere
09-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Thanks :)

vhere
10-05-2014, 05:40 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2014/53888-image.jpg

And one done on the ipad

zebby
10-05-2014, 07:39 PM
love these pieces of yours. I just checked your blog quickly and will have to go back later. beautiful!

vhere
10-09-2014, 06:09 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2014/53888-15.JPG

and one done in ink to check out a new pen I was persuaded to buy by friends :) (Sailor Flude pen, the green one that has a curved nib) Lovely for getting a variety of marks out of one pen, very thin to very thick. I also used my Rotring pen a little. It's also my first experiment with Noodlers bullet proof ink - so far I like it.

vhere
11-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Lots more done and I've not been updating

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2014/53888-22.JPG

ink and coloured pencil

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2014/53888-harlequin__mm.JPG

mixed media

vhere
11-04-2014, 09:14 AM
and digital experiments ....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2014/53888-harlequin_dig_12.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2014/53888-harlequin_digi_8.JPG

I think developing these ideas onto really big canvasses could be fun :)

vhere
11-04-2014, 06:22 PM
And another but in oil, acrylic and oil pastel, about 10x8 inches

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2014/53888-image.jpg

I wanted it to look worn, aged, frayed, patched ... Layers of history

There is copper and gold in there