I made this for one of my work colleagues, the 2nd of 5 that I want to finish by the end of the year.  (Previous effort was Put on your wings).

Etoile is named after the stars on the woman.  I wanted to use black and red for my colleague, and I really like the geometric look of the harlequin stamp at the top of the canvas.  I added some white and gold to lift the light a bit, and I like the effect with the dangling beads at the bottom of the canvas.

The picture is a different style to the vintage woodcuts and the art nouveau images I have used in the past.  The image is still vintage – probably from the 40s or 50s I would guess – but from an actual photograph which adds a different texture to the overall image.

I’m not sure what B thought of it, but I’m happy with  how it turned out.  And now I have to do 3 more in about 8 weeks.  I know what I am going to do next, hopefully I’ll get it done on the weekend.  It will be with wooden shapes like Waterlily, so I’ll see how I go.

Author: Philippa

I make arty mixed-media things, & write fantastical things (with kissing), & do musical & dancing things, & play gaming things, & do weightlifting things, & organise fabulous event things. But mostly I wrangle cats. Renaissance woman.

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