Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Sheeler

I decided to do a portrait of Charles Sheeler himself, since I found his image to be very compelling and more inspiring to me than his artwork itself. The background (overlapping layers of coloured tulle) recalls the palette and shapes of his artwork, especially Image result for charles sheeler (1883 - 1965), 
(Amoskeag Canal).
This is the photo that I used for his portrait. 

10 comments:

  1. Great piece Helena. I just love your technique especially the loose threads. They add another dimension. Love it.

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  2. The overlap of tulle is brilliant to get that transparency effect Charles Sheerer was known for. Your "drawing" is so effective...almost looks like a chalk drawing!

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  3. I like the transparency. It was a good idea to use a portrait of the artist.

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  4. Very, very well portrayed in every aspect, from the clever use of sheers for the background to your amazing drawing - I would not have known how to start so hats off to you - I think it is an excellent piece of wor.

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  5. This is a gorgeous piece - having seen it in real life. I love your new style.

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  6. You are so creative to think about the artist instead of his work. Love what you've done!

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  7. I agree with the others, great use of tulles and loose threads, and a very original interpretation of the theme. Love it too!!

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  8. I agree that it is so interesting that you chose a self portrait and I love the pen and ink look that you have achieved

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  9. What a great twist on the theme - made me smile!

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  10. OMGoodness - the same starting point but what a difference. Very inspired to use the colours in the overlapping tulle (lots of lovely transparency going on). I take my hat off to you with the portrait - that is a master stroke of genius beautifully carried out.
    Hilary

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