Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"A Bit of a Blossom..."

...dusted with dots.
I was inspired by the Oaxacan folk painting style
used to decorate
beautiful and intricate wood carvings.
Methods of painting
Oaxacan carvings are uniquely localized
to the particular village from which they originate.
As this art form evolved
these carvers
incorporated geometric rug patterns
and
mosaic floral designs into their work.
You can check out
some authentic art from Oaxaca, Mexico here
and
some of the various village painting patterns here.
Enjoy! :)
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

8 comments:

marianne said...

Oh I love all those dots!!!!!
beautiful design. I always wonder how you come up with something new every time! You are amazing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This looks like a picture of a rug or tapestry. Wow. What a unique painting. HBT.

soulbrush said...

how do you manage to get those dos all so perfectly lined up, very lovely

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Actually learned all about that city in Spanish class! Who knew you pronounce it "Wahaca"?JGL:)

Lotus said...

So beautiful! Love the brightness of the colors! I love dots... ; )
Lotus

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sorry not been around to comment of late. All these dots make the artwork look like needlepoint. Beautiful.
Sorry you have lost your lovely friend Judy.
Looking forward to seeing what your new project is all about - looks like a doublespread sketchbook swap or share.

Evelyn said...

Wow, great texture.

studio lolo said...

A tapestry interwoven with abundant talent ;)

Looks like you used a linen textured card. Wonderful job on this beauty!