Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Challenge with Art Bead Scene

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted....been very busy. Trying to set up my online jewelry business. Anyway below is the picture we were given for the September challenge.  I had already started a piece with clay that had some of these colors so I went with it. 

Flora by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1588
Oil on wood, 73 x 56 cm
Private collection, Paris, France

About the Art
Flora is one of Arcimboldo’s most famous paintings, painted at the same time as Vertumnus, when he was at the height of his career. Although his work was forgotten after his death, over the last 100 years it has grown in popularity to be included in many contemporary forms. This particular painting was used as the 2009 cover for the album “Bonfires on the Heath” by the English pop band The Clientele.

 The leaf and main beads are clay. I worked the clay and came up with the design of colors then made the leaf and beads. It is strung on silvertone wire with brown and yellow glass beads, silver metal beads, and swarovski crystals. I attached two silvertone metal leafs to accent the clay bead.

Thanks for looking.