Monday, March 18, 2013
COLOR MAD FOLK ART
Several years ago I stumbled across these pictures by artist Jan Dorion Whitney, in an issue of La Vie Claire magazine, and they have been in my inspiration folder ever since.
I just love paintings of simple women doing ordinary things -- made extraordinary via color and pattern.
A couple of years later I stumbled across this book, and fell madly in love with the work of artist W.B.Thompson.
Again, simple almost child-like drawings with vibrant color and pattern.
Since then, I have run across many other things I liked, all with this same feel to it. I wasn't sure what to call this style, but just for the fun of it, I googled "Mexican Folk Art", and these are some of the images that popped up:
All this is what was roiling around in my head when I started playing with that "Muses in Margaritaville" photo in my art journal.
And, down the wormhole I gooooooo.....