Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taking It Further.....

is turning out to be a real challenge. It started out all right. 1st page of a new notebook. (Don't you just love first pages?)
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At first the colour scheme didn't immediately appeal to me. It took Vero in
Au Fil du Jardin and she translated it into things like lavender and olive trees. That made me look at the colours very differently. By then I had decided to go with the concept. Admiration! There are lots of people I like, a few precious ones I love and there are many artists in all spheres who give me pleasure. My choice of Queen Elizabeth may suprise some people and may be ridiculed by others but the Queen has been a constant in a changing world. Now in her eighties, her sense of duty and dedication to the job she inherited is unfailing.

I wondered how best to represent these duties and then I thought of the handshake. Goodness knows how many times the Queen must have exchanged this greeting. An endless line of people!!! I wanted the line to be never ending, swathes of people at the garden parties at Buckingham Palace, people lining the streets and reception lines all over the world.
These are some try outs.




Then note to self: Give more thought to your background!!!!I had an idea for the background of a map of the world which I wish I had developed.

You can see here that I was now trying to incorporate the colours. Suddenly I found myself painting lace and this is when life started to get difficult.

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I will post further on my learning curve, when hopefully I will have resolved some of the problems.

12 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Oh Pat - I was going to do the Queen, but then I knew that I wanted to do the Andy Warhol type thing and I wasn't sure if that would be appreciated :)) Not that I'm saying that SHE reads my blog (although you never know *LOL*).
This is coming along splendidly. Why the problems with the lace painting?

jacqui said...

Sounds like an excellent idea, sure you will resolve the problems in no time.

coral-seas said...

No ridicule from me. I am full of admiration for our Queen, even though I didn't think of her until I read your post.

I love your ideas and look forward to seeing where they lead you.

CA

pinsneedles said...

I am another who echos your admiration for the Queen, and I love your design with the interlocking wavy lines, just like hands shaking. I really like your map of the world too, even if New Zealand isn't there! :)
Jocelyn in NZ
http://pinsneedles.wordpress.com/

verobirdie said...

It is very interesting to see how you developp your idea. That is my weak point. So I do admire you. Can't wait until your next post!

Ruth said...

I think the painted lace looks good and I like the evolution of your thinking in the sketchbook. It's very interesting to see how other people work.

Susan D said...

I'm with you in admiring the Queen. She said on her 21st birthday she would dedicate her life to the people and country and she has never shirked from that responsibility.

Susan said...

Hi!
Like others commenting, I, too, like your idea, your thought process, the sketches, and the lace...Keep it up! Your design will come from this approach. I'll look forward to where this path takes you.
Susan

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Pat - all I can say is wow! I am fascinated by your thought processes and really keen to know what is wrong with the painted lace - looks fine to me. Thanks for the link to CED - just love it!! TIF is proving difficult for me...

sharon young said...

What a brilliant idea, and a lovely tribute!
I really enjoyed seeing the progression of your ideas, it's wonderful how they just roll one to the other until the concept reveals itself.
The lace looks great with that defused colouring, looking forward to seeing where you go next with this.
Thanks for your comments on my blog post.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

A great start on your TIF. Can't wait to see the next steps.

kay susan said...

Great start! I think it's a super idea. Thanks for sharing your thought processes.