Sunday, May 5, 2013

Illustration Friday - TRIBUTE

This week's Illustration Friday topic is TRIBUTE which inspired this art nouveau tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Doing a Google Image search under his name will show an abundance of gorgeous stained glass and furniture that he designed.

This particular piece of his matches the colors for the current Play Date Cafe Challenge of Black/White and a Splash of Pink.   
India ink applied directly through the dropper allowed the thick lines.  My first attempt was with Tulip Black Dimensional Paint which was a spectacular failure! Wondering if the problem is the bottle of paint I have - it keeps coming out in tiny streams and then HUGE globs - the tip doesn't seem to be blocked though.  Would have made really cool faux leading more like a stained glass window had it worked.
Colored the pink with a Neocolor crayon and a waterpen. 
Linking to Sunday Sketches,

21 comments:

Guto de Oliveira said...

Lovely

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Zafaran said...

Looks very bright and lovely!

NatashaMay said...

Oh I love it! Love how you used ink to make it look almost as a print. Amazing!

TwinkleToes2day said...

visiting from APR - I am a big fan of CRM so I love what you have done here, particularly the pink,*wow* :0) Mo

Lynn Holland said...

Really nice. A friend of mine had her embroidery featured in a book about mackintosh. Hmm, must dig it out and have another look at it.

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I love makintosh's work - i was lucky enough to go to his house when we lived in Scotland - i think your painting is a lovely and fitting tribute to his work x

Kimberly Jones said...

Love your inspiration and of course the PINK! A lovely tribute!

Jez said...

Your CRM piece is beautifully done - I can never get ink to go where I want it as you have done - it always gives me blogs. I love the simplicity of this piece, you have made a great tribute, and it reminds me of our visit to the Mackintosh house in Glasgow, so a nice memory, thank you.

Pavinee s said...

Enjoy reading your process. It's fun to see how your art developed :)

veronica said...

very graphic! and PINK! i love it!! i would love a stained glass of that!

Manon Visser said...

I love the way you presented this post. Happy belated paper Saturdays I went on a little break but I am back to admire your piece of art now, very nice :)
ManonX

Paper rainbow said...

This is beautiful, love the pink, I love all things Mackintosh! A design genius!

Cindy D. said...

What a neat idea to recreate the stained glass! Nicely done. :)

WrightStuff said...

There is a house in my town decorated by him and I have never been - isn't that terrible!

Seeing your lovely tribute has made up my mind to go and visit it this weekend!!

Barbara Schwartz said...

Visiting from APR. I love your work today. I first was introduced to him years ago and fell in love. Your rif is terrific. You can find me at http://morningprayerblog.blogspot.com

Cat Beringer said...

What a fun pick for inspiration. I like your version!

Lynda said...

Love this!

anya said...

Oh, I love Mackintosh's patterns. This is a fabulous interpretation! So glad you could join us for the Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Currie Silver said...

extraordinary genius!! loved learning and discovering!!

stefanie stark said...

Your artwork looks really cool! I like it very much!

Maria said...

Lovely!!!!!! simple and soooo beautiful!