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I’m Done With Picasso – #Inktober2019 Day 14

I finished my Picasso inspired acrylic painting on Day 14.  Imagine the green inks as vivid and muted shades of oranges, yellows and reds – and the black inks as various blues!

Abstracting my Blue Stars design with the use of brush strokes, shapes and colours was harder than I had imagined. I now have a deeper appreciation of Picasso’s art and other abstract works!

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Helen

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Done With Picasso -#Inktober2019 Day 14

Channelling Picasso – #Inktober2019 Day 11

Day 11: I started an acrylic painting of Blue Stars in the style of Picasso.  Each version of my Blue Stars is teaching me a lot about famous artists, techniques and challenges.

The line drawing for my latest piece came into being easily – not so the painting.  I’m finding I’m having to experiment a lot with colours and shapes to get an acceptable abstracted, somewhat cubist outcome!

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Helen

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Channelling Picasso – #inktober2019 Day 11

Blue Stars

I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of stars makes me dream

– Vincent Van Gogh

I was lucky to find Blue Stars (Chamaescilla Corymbosa) appear in our bush garden this Spring and this pen and watercolour painting followed:

Blue Stars Of Balligar

Blue Stars Of Balligar

I love the way the seed pods look heart-shaped from certain angles.

Blue Stars are also called Blue Squill or Mudrurt.  It is a tuberous perennial that grows to 10 – 15 cms high with grass-like leaves.

My research to identify this plant educated me about Blue Stars of the astronomical kind and I couldn’t help but draw parallels between them and the intense, short life of Vincent Van Gogh and his dramatic death!

Blue Stars are very large and compact, burning their fuel very quickly so are very hot and extremely bright.  They die in a spectacular way – they explode! Find out more http://www.kidsastronomy.com/stars/blue_giant_star.html

BFN
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Helen