Sunday, October 25, 2009

Inspirations For Wearable Art.....

I've been busy painting more wooden and sand dollar pendants this past week, trying to stock up on art for the holidays in my Ruby Lane shop. I was looking at photos of my purple Bearded Iris collection that blooms each May and decided to create an abstract pendant on wood, using that theme. The above is my abstract purple Iris.

I'm really enjoying painting in miniature on wood, it is a great surface to work with and has endless possibilities. I'm adding silver beads on each wooden pendant necklace and I think they set off the design very nicely. I'll be looking for beads in multi-colors for the future.

A freeform puffy heart painted in magenta on a sand dollar.

I've become very inspired by dark colors these days, sometimes being the main surface color and other times this being the color of the centerpiece of the painting. I had that in mind with the above wreath pendant.

I'm enjoying the abstract paintings very much....and can I help it if I end up using a lot of my favorite colors....purple and blue.



Looking back through all my photographs over the last few years, I'm always inspired to paint from nature. Both of these pendants were created from butterfly and rose photos, with a heavy dose of imagination added into the mix.

Most of these pieces can be found on my ETST shop: http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .

9 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Oh, these pendants are gorgeous.
You've inspired me to paint some for myself.
Well done.
Hugs,
Anna

Suzanne said...

Ruth, these are beautiful! And I'm really loving the abstract ones. I love how the colors swirl together to create such a unique piece.

6p00e54ef5b61a8834 said...

HI Ruth!

So sorry it's taken me so long to get over here.
I LOVE that you are incorporating birds into your work now :-)
Wonderful!!!
I also enjoyed more photos of your Mohonk adventure :-) That purple is just lovely!!
I hope all is well with you!!!!!

xoxo!

Michelle

Lynda said...

They're all so beautiful Ruth!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh i love them all!

so beautiful!

xoxox
melissa

Donna said...

Beautiful, Ruth! Each one is a fabulous little piece of art.

Hugs,
Donna

A wildlife gardener said...

Each one if a work of art, Dear Ruth...I am inspired each time I visit you :)

Siobhan said...

These are stunning Ruth!

Love your betterfly photos too

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
Your pendants are gorgeous. Each one is unique and special. I love the elegance of them too. Sounds like you are really enjoying the surface too.
I wore the latest I purchased from you today and had so many compliments. I love it.

Have a great week and happy creating.
hugs, Celestina Marie