This stack of work has been drying out in the cellar, today I finished off the edges and they are now ready for a bisque firing before I add colour ... the really fun bit.
You may get a glimpse of some new heads I have been developing for an exhibition next year. I have been inspired by the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. I love the simplicity of his early 20th century portraits and I am combining that simplicity of form with the theme of cut flowers for an exhibition that I am very excited to be included in at Gallery 49 next year. I have a long way to go but I am pleased with progress so far. Fingers crossed on a good firing.
The colours used in this 1950's catalogue found in Janette Rays second hand book shop York, will definately have an influence over the treatment of colour on The Flower Heads.