Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Gingersnap Creations - Famous Painters

A couple of weeks ago Ali asked me if I would like to be a Visiting Artist for the month of August at Gingersnap Creations. I was in shock ... still am ... and I feel absolutely delighted and honoured having been asked. Thank you so much.

The first challenge this month is a theme challenge: Famous Painters. I love going to galleries, looking at paintings but I don't have a favourite painter as such ... I normally just look at the composition, the colours, the craftmanship to decide whether I like it or not (LOL) ... but I am quite often drawn to art which portraits women and women in their environment. This is one of the reasons why I chose Leonardo da Vinci as my famous painter ...
Immediately when I saw the drawing of the head of the woman, I felt fascinated and intrigued by it. I love every single detail of it ... the colours are so warm and welcoming. Being a piece about a painter it had to be a wall hanging. I cut some very thick cardboard slightly bigger than a postcard and covered it with graphics 45, crafty individuals and 7gypsies paper ... the edges are slightly distressed with ink. The vital accessories for a painter (palette, brush, pen) were created by stamping the pieces with Darkroom Door and Creative Expressions stamps onto sligthly textured white card and doing some fuzzy cutting. The work of art and a scenery of Leonardo's environment Florence come from Magic Moonlight Free Images.
Petra.

13 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

This is fabulous Petra and you have used one of my all time favourite images with the lady's head.... LDV did some gorgeous ethereal type sketches of women's faces and captured all their beuaty and serenity in each one. I love this project. x

JeanFB said...

I absolutely adore this piece!! The composition is gorgeous, and I love the images and patterned papers that you've put together so beautifully! So glad to see you as a visiting artist this month at Gingersnap!!

Dawn said...

This is wonderful Petra and CONGRATULATIONS!!! on being the visiting artist at GSC indeed it is a honor and well deserved this is a wonderful piece hun I love it

Love DAwn xx

Netty said...

Wow Petra, totally gorgeous, love it.
Annette x

Yvonne said...

This is gorgeous, Petra!

Ali Manning said...

Your challenge piece is so beautiful! We're so happy to have you at Gingersnaps this month!

stampdiva said...

When I spied this on GSC I thought it so beautiful and had to come to your Blog to tell you. Gorgeous choice of colours and those papers - wow. A huge fan of art myself so get where you are coming from LOL. Enjoy your time at GSC - I know I had such fun when I was there in March. Lynne Moncrieff

Linda64 said...

This is beautiful Petra, specially love the art word, brush and palette in the bottom left corner... Wishing you a creative weekend.
Thankyou for sweet comment in my blog..

Linda!

Lindsay Weirich said...

that is a work of art Petra, well done you!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Like Lynne, I had to hop over from GSC to tell you this is stunning! I love it, and also the other things on your blog - I seem to have been a bad blog hopper lately. So pleased you are Visiting Artist and well deserved - hope you will be a visiting artist at my house soon,

Lucy x

Kim x said...

Wow! This is stunning Petra, I love the layout, choice of art and the palette and brush, gorgeous.
Kim x

Donna said...

Hi Petra,
This is just gorgeous! I love the image of the woman,and your embellishments are perfect. I also love the addition of the little snaps. Great job!

Autumn said...

I just love this piece! Beautiful!

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