Sunday, 17 August 2008

Renaissance Gothic Arch


Our theme for the Gothic Arches Challenge this week is Renaissance and I whipped this one up very fast as my mother is still here so there is not much time for my art and I must readily admit that my fingers are literally itching to get back into my studio!

Making this art certainly relieved this feeling somewhat!

The background is a previously made fabric/paper collage which had the theme of Venice and a stamp of a detail of Botticelli's painting. To this I added a detail of Michelangelo's ceiling painting, showing just Adam, to go with the definition of Renaissance which I also added. One of the definitions reads: "a coming to life again, especially in art". The image is from a vellum sheet by LostArtCreations.

Finally I layered the arch with Timtex and watercolour paper and stitched around the edges with gold zigzag stitching. To the top I added a charm (also LostArtCreations).

I've said it before but it is so true that I will repeat myself. Sometimes having to make art really fast does wonders for it and these arches are a case in point!

20 comments:

carylsrealm said...

Just gorgeous Frieda!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful arch!

Tami Roth said...

I'm so happy to see my favorite image of Venus in your arch and you transformed her into a beautiful mini work of art in gothic arch form-bravo!

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!! great background and love the colours!!

vintage wil said...

beautiful work !!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Stunning!

KardKrazy said...

I cant believe this was a speedy creation. This is an amazing collage!!
Funny how sometimes we create that which we like the most when we don't slave over it.

herminesplace said...

Geweldig, wat een prachtige achtergrond.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent arch presentation...Beautifully created.

Faye said...

What a fabulous creation! I love the Botticelli and Michelangelo paintings in your art. You combined everything so well. It truly is beautiful.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your arch is just beautiful! I love the soft washed look of it and it has a dreamy feel! beautiful work! :)

Mary-Beth said...

Frieda, this is lovely!! Venus Rising is one of my favourite paintings and you've used her wonderfully!! Love it.

Kersten said...

Frieda, I've so missed seeing your stitched creations - this is gorgeous! Welcome back to all things artsy!

Rachel Bland said...

Excellent arch and well chosen images

Lenna Andrews said...

"Sometimes having to make art really fast does wonders for it and these arches are a case in point!"

I could not agree more, Frieda! There are times when I spend more time on pieces, but in most cases I jump in & create quickly. Your arch is really beautiful, all the way from the fabric-paper base to the images & the quote and the stitching!

I knew that you were busy spending time with your mom, but it's not just fair for you to go on "vacation" right after I have returned! (wink) Enjoy the rest of your time together and thanks for this quick dose of your art.
so wonderful!! xo lenna

WendyK said...

This is gorgeous Frieda, love all the different textures and thoughts behind it

aino said...

Great work.

sija said...

Schitterend!!

purplepaint said...

This is awesome! Love it!

Happy Daze said...

This is really lovely you have used super paintings for the inspiration and the techniques are fab
Moira

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