Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Rose

A Rose is off to the Howard Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington for their 21st Annual Invitational Small Works Show.  This is my Delia as the puppeteer for a shadow puppet performance of Romeo and Juliet.  She's a romantic, that one.  I am a little obsessed with shadow puppets these days.  I did this piece partially as a study for a larger painting in which I wanted to explore this shadow puppet theater concept.  

Most of this painting is oil, but the "shadows" are done in india ink.  I have had fun experimenting with a different media.  The use of ink, with calligraphy nibs and brushes, was inspired by the project I did for the Phoenix Symphony.

Yes, I said nibs.


pamela said...

em, it's absolutely beautiful. wonderful concept.

Anonymous said...

very intriguing idea, I can't wait to see your large piece!

Marlene said...

Wow, very imaginative and beautifuly done! I love it.