Where the Art Masters Meet our Muse is the wonderful new focus for February over at the Art Journal Caravan Expedition on Scrapbookgraphics.com.. Isn't it funny I hadn't really given the Masters any thought till seeing then I realised I just love most art and artists from the Impressionist/Post Impressionist Era such as Monet, Seurat and Gauguin. Probably as they are who I remember from Art History at School. The other Master who's work I really love is Gustav Klimt and it is his work that was my muse for my journal play last night. He had a love for Gold Frescos and the use of geometrical shapes in his work so I decided to do my take on his 1907 painting which was a portrait of Adel Bloch-Bauer I seen here.
So I reached for my A3 Watercolor Paper and started with a layer of Gesso before taking to it with Gold and Yellow Oxide Paint. I then continued to add color with paint and detail with my Big Brush Stamper Pens and Black Art Liner and White Posca Paint Pen. Finally adding detail to the face with Charcoal and Watercolor Pencils.
I then took my file into Photoshop Elements and added and enhanced the color as well as adding some grunge style elements which include a piece extracted from one of Klimt's original works. I have used three of these hexagon portions as the sleeve of the ladies dress on the right as you look at the image. All of these elements were from the AJC2014 Kits by Tangie Baxter to achieve the below look.
I am really loving my experiementing playing along with the Art Journal Caravan this year. Doodling, painting and enhancing on the PC are all things I enjoy. This art is truly just for me and my enjoyment but I hope you like it too!