'Book of hours', Collaged paper with acrylics, 7 by 5 ins., panel.
Susie watching the art-making from the window ledge.
This collage was inspired by Medieval book art. I cut the centre-piece from a child's book on Medieval art, which I had picked up at a used book sale.
Often, the religious illuminated texts from the middle ages used intense bright colours, almost jewel-like in effect; but this particular sample from a book of hours used colour sparingly, being almost monochromatic.
Although book illuminations from the medieval period were often extremely small, perhaps about ATC size, the artists managed to make beautiful and intricate details in their faces and figures.
My collage went through a few layers and changes of mind to finally arrive at this design. Originally, I had shells in the background but the butterflies (or moths) seemed to suit the collage piece better in the end!
Susie loves to watch and tries to swipe the brushes and paints, before settling down for a very long nap!
It has been warm this week. Too hot for me. I have lived for a time in Auckland, Thailand, and the Cook Islands....all very hot compared to UK...but my preference, after all is said and done, is the overcast coldish UK weather.
Have a lovely weekend.
Bye for now.