Portrait of Olga in the Armchair, 1917
Oil on Canvas 130 × 88.8 cm
(Please note this art is copyrighted and is to be used only as inspiration.)
For this month's Art Bead Scene challenge,
I wanted to design with the colors
found in Picasso's painting of Olga,
incorporating some of the lines and shapes,
more than specific objects, such as the flowers
(although that was tempting too!)
I focused on the dark green,
the grayish blue, the faded pink, and the amber.
Design, wirework, and clasp by me (Sharyl McMillian-Nelson).
Art beads by Natalie Pappas and Serena Thomas.
Handmade pottery focal bead by Natalie Pappas, NKP Designs.
The lines on the bead remind me of the folds in the dress fabric of the art piece.
The color is also similar to the fabric.
This long focal dangle also is reminiscent of the climbing flower vine
on the chair in which Olga sits.
The copper-plated leaf component was purchased, but I added a coat of black patina to it to darken and better go with the lines in Natalie's bead.
It echos the lines and shape of the leaves in the vine design found on the chair.
I used a copper headpin to wire wrap this handmade lampwork spacer bead
by Serena Thomas of Serena's Beadery, aka Taneres to this copper filigree metal.
|More beads from the colors of flowers and vines represented in the painting: |
muted grayish greens and blues, pink, and amber.
Along with several types of stone and copper beads,
are transparent amber and gray lampwork spacer beads
from Serena's Beadery.
The front and side parts of the necklace are linked with large copper hoops
and a small bit of soldered copper chain.
The beads that make up the sides and back of the necklace
are Dragons Blood Jasper in deep red and forest green
with accent beads of copper and African Turquoise Jasper rondelles.
I handmade a simple copper hook for a back fastener.
There will be an ABS BLOG TOUR HERE
on Wed., July 31.
Just click the link above on that day to get the guided tour!
Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are always welcome!
Special thanks to ABS and to bead artists, Natalie and Serena, for their inspiring beads!
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For those participants in the upcoming blog hop, below is the final list you can paste into your entries. It has not changed from the one sent the last time. Many thanks! ~Sharyl
Blog Hop Participant List:
Kashmira Patel ..... Sadafulee...always in bloom!
Lisa Lodge ..... A Grateful Artist - Pine Ridge Treasures
Tanty Sri Hartanti .... TJewellicious by Tanti
Kathy Lindemer .... Bay Moon Design
Laren Dee Barton ... Laren Dee Designs
Melissa Trudinger ... Beadrecipes