February 14, 2013

In Love . . .

Happy Valentine's Day!

A few weeks ago, my art group was given a challenge to create an altered envelope inspired by Gustav Klimt. An Austrian symbolist painter, Klimt was known to be an extraordinary admirer of the female persuasion. I completed my envelope and will reveal it in a future post; however, in the process of creating my mail art, I renewed my fascination with all things "Klimt".

One of Klimt's most famous paintings, "The Lovers", depicts a couple caught in an intimate embrace. Rumoured to be Klimt and one of his many "lovers", I've always been intrigued by their story. So, a few days ago I pulled out a sketchbook and allowed my Muse to play with my interpretation of another Klimt painting. "Awwww" . . . . she murmured as my pencil flew and my imagination soared.

As much as I loved my drawing, it seemed incomplete. Known for his use of geometric forms and color, sadly, my drawing lacked Klimt's bold hues. Modern technology was called into play: I quickly scanned my drawing and played with "filters" in a photo editing program. "Ohhhhh!", said My Muse, as she danced around with computer mouse in hand! "That's more like it!", she uttered breathlessly! Yes, I fell in love with my "Klimt interpretation" of love!

May your Valentine's Day be filled with love and creativity in many forms!


Janet Ghio said...

love the drawing and the color on it! Klimt is one of my favorites! happy valentine's day to you!
I have tried three times to leave a message with this stupid prove you aren't a robot-I'll try once more

Healing Woman said...

Love it! Happy Valentine's Day! Perfect post for it.

Marilyn J. Rock said...

This is awesome! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done, Terri!