Monday, March 16, 2009

St Joan: a foray into pre-Raphaelite styles in grisaille enamel

As I explore the possibilities of grisaille enamel - I thought I would investigate the possibilities of pre-Raphaelite style. I found this image of a Dante Rossetti painting in a book about the Saints.

I've been away from blogging for a couple of weeks as I try to get my head around opening my on-line enamel supply business. Been taking E-commerce workshops and talking to IT specialists - which you wouldn't think would be very conducive to creativity - but in fact, once I get into the studio I find myself pretty energized. Here's the latest project:

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

grisaille enamel Joan of Arc

It's amazing how pervasive this image of the warrior woman is. It has always been particularly inspiring to me, much more so than 'mother and child'.

I am SO enjoying painting. It's very satisfying. I can also complete a grisaille in a day, while champleve takes me six days before I see the results. I have some more cloisonne projects ready to go, so I will be posting them soon.

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