Saturday, July 6, 2013

Don't fence me in

A couple of years ago I painted a hydrangea pushing through a wooden fence, next door to us in France. Don't fence me in was an obvious choice of title. The following year I photographed an Ipomoea (Morning Glory) winding its way through some metal railings in the town of Melle, and intended to use the photo as the basis for a companion piece. I finally got around to completing the second painting; I have no progress photographs for this painting, but I used a mix of pastel pencils, Rembrandts and Sennelier for the painting, and it is painting on my usual Pastelmat support.
Both have been framed in shabby-chic frames picked up at brocantes for about €5.00 each! And neither painting is for sale!
Don't fence me in #1

Don't fence me in #2