Thursday, 31 May 2018

Matsue Jo

Wilhelmina certainly had a variety of styles.  It was hard to choose between the really contemporary modern work or the more traditional style.  I wanted to incorporate one of my pictures from my latest trip to Japan and I have enjoyed looking at the work of Rosie James and our own Helena Scheffer and also Gillian Travis.  So when I saw some of Wilhelmina's sketches, some of which were brushed with a hint of colour, I thought I would give it a try. 

Here is a picture that I used for influence: 




And mine.  This is based on a photo of a castle in Matsue, with, as you can see, the cherry trees in bloom.  It is all "drawn" in black thread and then I did a bit of colour wash using water colour crayons. 


7 comments:

  1. Spot on Dianne. Love the subtle colours on your background cloth showing through your thread sketching.

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  2. love it Dianne! your piece is beautiful on its own yet shows its inspiration from Willie’s sketch. love the touch of colour.

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  3. I do like this piece. Very soothing and restful with the touch of colour added to your drawing in thread. Looks as if it took a long time to do! Well done to bring in your trip to Japan and its influence.

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  4. A creative combination of the artist and your own experiences. Was adding the colour wash after all that stitching just a bit nerve wracking???

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  5. Japanese art is often minimalistic and I think you captured this very well in this piece while it was definitely inspired by W B-G's work . Veryclever. Well done

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  6. What a lovely memento of your trip, Dianne. Cherry blossom and a temple. Simple with just enough detail. Has the feel of a Japanese water colour painting. H

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  7. I like the wash of colour over the sketch. A lovely way to remember your japanese trip too.

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