I just joined a monthly challenge sponsored by the Art Bead Scene blog. According to their blog, here’s how it works:
“Create something using an art bead that fits within our monthly theme. We post the art to be used as your inspiration to create. This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc. The art bead can be created by you or someone else. The challenge is to inspire those who use art beads and to see all the different ways art beads can be incorporated into your handiwork.”
There is a monthly winner, a blog hop to see everyone’s creations, and a weekly featured artist.
This month’s inspirational painting is Brown River by Wayne Thiebaud.
Here is the necklace I created in response to this painting.
The pendant for this necklace is a pretty artisan made ceramic square by Yolanda’s Clay, that features a little bird rising up in flight.
Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings are known for “clear light and vibrant color”. This color sense is evident in the intensely hued yellow in the fields, which I tried to capture in the bright yellow ceramic pendant and in the glass beads all around the necklace . There are echos of what is known as “strikemaster” purple, throughout the painting and that color is also echoed throughout my necklace. Although the painting doesn’t depict any birds, one could well imagine them in this scene. Perhaps my little birdy is singing the praises of the beautiful fields and winding rivers that Wayne Thiebaud has mastered so wonderfully !