Seriously, if you love clothes, interior design and all things art-deco-ey and fantastically over the top, you *must* check him out.
In honour of this artist, I offer you today's 'masterpiece', inspired by one of his gorgeous designs:
This painting was extra fun to create because I'd decided that I wanted to try something new in art class and Ms Kathy suggested that I try using ink.
Mmmmm, this medium was absolutely delicious to use. (Hmmm, that last sentence was odd. Maybe it is because I'm feeling a tad peckish. No, in case you worry, I didn't actually drink any ink. I don't tend to consume odd food-stuffs. The weirdest thing I've ever eaten was a piece of chalk and a tub of perkins' paste when I was a kid. I can recall it being very chalky and paste-y (in that order). Word of warning - don't try this combo if you happen to be suffering from constipation is all I can say!)
Sorry I digress - back to the artwork! The ink colours are bold and I liked the way the medium doesn't run the way water colour does. This was really exciting for a novice like me. The only thing that I found to be a bit of a negative is that the inks are quite a permanent. Once they go down, they're down and not going anywhere (kinda like bubble-gum). I had my heart in my mouth as I painted her and I truly felt butterflies in my stomach. I sighed a big sigh of relief when I finished her. She wasn't perfect, but she'd do. Phew!
Thanks very much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to. I'm off to bake dinner!