Saturday, June 4, 2011

Abundance - WIP

This piece's color scheme is inspired by a particular Japanese textile design from a book on modern Japanese textiles, which had red ochre background with beige, yellow, tan, grey, orange, and burgundy flowers and leaves, and gold outlines. As an adult, especially after I started painting fantasy images, my interest in Japanese textile design has grown tremendously. Many of their floral styles have such strong appeal to me since I tend to do detailed work. (Who knows... maybe I was one of the textile artists in my previous life?) This color scheme has an added appeal to the Feng Shui meddler in me -- the colors red and gold are the ones often used to energize the chi.

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