Landscape with Stars
by Henri-Edmond Cross
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Date: ca. 1905–1908
Image Credit: www.metmuseum.org
One of my goals is to participate in all of the Art Bead Scene's Monthly Challenges. I tried to do this last year but I missed a couple months so I plan on making 2016 the year that I succeed. And if they keep picking such lovely and inspirational pieces of art, how can I fail.
What really struck me about this painting is the blue and yellow along with the stars. I managed to cover all of my bases by combining a lovely blue ceramic focal from Grubbi with a gorgeous yellow polymer bird from Rosebud's Lampwork. I don't usually work with yellow so I was ecstatic when this little bird arrived as a gift with a recent order. The word joy sums up what I feel when I look at the painting.
I also added in a handmade beaded chain with sodalite rounds and brass wire along with some brass chain and a toggle clasp. All in all, I am very happy with the necklace and pleased that I pushed by boundaries by both combining artists in my focal and using that dreaded color yellow.
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