Monday, April 29, 2013

Art Bead Scene - April

April Monthly Challenge

Walk in the Meadows at Argenteuil, 1873
Claude Monet
Oil on Canvas, 54.5cm x 64.5 cm
Private Collection

About the Art
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists. Their independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, in spite of harsh opposition from the conventional art community in France. The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satirical review published in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivari.
Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. The development of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media that became known as impressionist music and impressionist literature.

When I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do, BUT, getting from my mind, to paper, to fruition wasn't that easy.  Any way, the blue and yellow flowers were made of rick rack by Kathy Jo. I added the green leaves.  The Bib, I made using material and green lace. The butterfly, which I realize is too big, I need to make smaller, I made using wire, crystals and beads.  All I have left to really do is put on the gold tone chain, but I was still waiting on the flowers to dry to the material....but you get the idea. I love doing these challenges to see what I can come up with.

Without flash......                

With flash

Once I redo the butterfly smaller and put the chain on I will re-post.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vera

    Thanks for visiting Archie the Lizard. I can see you are a nature and wildlife lover like me.

    I found the orange tip butterfly caterpillars late last autumn and overwintered them in a shed as pupae. I had about 16 in all. It was so exciting to see them emerge last week and a joy to release them back into the garden. We had an exceptionally cold and snowy start to spring so I hope I gave them a chance to survive which they wouldn't have had outside.

    Your bib idea looks lovely. The butterfly will look perfectly at home with the flowers.

    Happy beading
    Best wishes