Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Planning for Simple Images

This afternoon was spent running errands and then, after the boring "have-to-do" chores; to visit my favorite resale shop and the grocery store. Both places are a plethora of artistic materials. A covered, pewter pitcher from the Netherlands caught my eye at the resale shop. Snow peas, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, lemons and some veggies filled the grocery cart.

It is time, once again, to envision Renaissance settings and proceed. A variety of classical images dance in my head. Next, I look forward to sewing a broad-brimmed white cap for my model. A dear friend will sit for some of the shots. Her portrait will be filled with potatoes, breads, copper pots, tulips and poppies. The light will be natural, or candlelight.

It is, as another friend reminds me, "time to work the magic." I can hardly wait.


Martha said...

I've never thought of the grocery store for artistic materials -- you've given me something to think about!

Maria Berg said...

It sounds really fun and I want to see how it turns out. MB