We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Making waves ...

The Fearless Four got together recently, though we were only three as one was unwell; but fully recovered now.

We had decided to use some Powertex in our creations. Last year I visited the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum (see here) and so decided to use his Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) as my inspiration.

This is a box canvas and I mainly used heavy modelling paste, together with some threads and ribbons (dunked in Powertex), for the structure.  I also got some colour on the background.

As the paste was so thick I couldn't go any further, as it needed to dry out overnight.  The next day I had great fun using lots of different blue paint! I redid some of the sky, and added some gold highlights.

So, this is my homage to Hokusai (minus the boats!).

And what did the others get up to?

Linda started making waves on a mirror - to be finished.

Lin continued with a painting started earlier, with lots of texture.

Had a trip to Tate Britain to see the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition. Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) is the last major figure associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, one of my favourite art movements.  The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and art critics founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

This is another stunning exhibition, with too many favourites, but here are a few -

The Depths of the Sea

The Golden Stairs
Edward Burne-Jones had a preoccupation with myth and legend which led to him working with sequences of images. These next three are from The Briar Rose series, based on the story of Sleeping Beauty.

And finally -

The Graham Piano

Good times with great friends and great artists!

1 comment:

  1. Love the colours on the wave box canvas. Must finish mine now. Lovely day.