Here are the lines and colours left on my mind from the people I've met, and the places I've been, both online and off.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I Love Klimt
This was the name of the swap on Illustrated ATCs that took place earlier in the year. Yes, I love Klimt too. All the glitter and the sensuousness can be quite heady. We could interpret Klimt any way we wanted, straight copies (quite difficult to do on such a small scale) or 'Klimt-style' as they put it. Here are my paintings.
Adele as an Indian socialite. It was her haircut that really fascinated me, and I just extended that bob into a bun.
One of the ladies, and one of the fish, from Goldfish. Delicious or what?
I love Klimt's Hope. This is another Indianised version.
And, finally, I 'Klimted' good old Gustave himself.
All in all, great fun with watercolours and iridescent paints. ATC sized, all of them.
I paint people, places and things in watercolour, but I also use other media occasionally. In the few years that I worked as a freelance illustrator, I found pastels really useful to saturate my pictures for kiddies with colour. These days, however, it's mostly watercolour and sometimes charcoal that I use. Here are my paintings, a lot of them from art exchanges that I've been on, some of them from notebooks that I carry with me when I travel. I'm waiting to see what journey through art they will finally plot.