Friday, February 08, 2008

A Little William Morris

I’ve always loved the work of the Pre- Raphaelites, and lately I’ve been particularly fascinated by the fabric and wallpaper designs of William Morris. I had planned to search out some fabric remnants and wall paper ends to start work on some collage pieces. But, as I looked at the snow coming down again today, I just couldn’t bring myself to dig the car out and slip and slide my way on any excursion that wasn’t completely necessary. So, instead I decided to paint a “William Morris”, well at least inspired by. It’s a sort of take on his “Orange Tree”. Over the next few weeks I hope to incorporate the Morris designs into my figurative pieces.

I also finished another Madonna, this one is done on a rustic piece of wood, plenty of texture and finished off with gold leaf on the halo. The robes and pose are inspired by a Virgin and Child masterpiece by Duccio di Buoninsegna.


Michelle said...

Just wanted to let you know that this is anexsquisite piece.
YOu do beautiful work.

Heather Grilliot said...

This is so Beautiful! I just stumbled across your work tonight on etsy, I especially love your Frida and Nun work, so beautiful, will be ordering prints soon!

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