After a month of holidays and getting the kids back to school I have been dying to start my first painting of 2009.
Cecily at The Gallery at Duncan Yard invited me to take part in their group exhibition next month, just the inspiration I was looking for. The theme is "With love from India".
At first I was unsure where to start. I had all these weird and colourfull images in my head but after much thought and consideration I came up with the following painting.
This is going back to my roots as a crafter. I used gold leaf, decoupage and photo transfers as a base and then painted the lotus flowers in oils and aged the whole painting with burnt sienna.
I am very happy with the end result and think it does capture a romantic image of India.
With the creative juices flowing I am planning on doing 6 paintings for the exhibition which starts in 2 weeks!!