"Park Near Lu"
By Paul Klee, 1938
Oil and coloured paste on paper on jute; original frame strips
100 x 70 cm
I really enjoy challenges especially the ones put on by Art Bead Scene as they force me out of my comfort zone so that I work with new colors or techniques. Some of the inspiration art work that they put up really resounds with me and others not to so much. This painting by Paul Klee really rang my bells. I loved all the black lines surrounded by color so that is what I decided to play with.
I found this gorgeous lampwork focal Patricia O'Brien. I don't see where she sells online except on Facebook. This focal as the black lines I was looking for which I then highlighted by hanging it from a bail with black waxed linen.
The necklace itself consists of two strands of onyx beads and Indonesian lampwork beads made of recycled glass for those pops of color. I had a lot of fun designing this necklace and I want to thank Art Bead Scene for hosting these monthly challenges.