Monday, November 9, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Fashion

With the Spring horse racing festival in full swing, and the Melbourne Cup last week, the talk in the media was all about fashion. That is why I chose "fashion" as the challenge prompt on Mixed Media Monday for this week. As I was pondering what I would do for the challenge, my mind turned back to 1965, and the fuss surrounding Jean Shrimpton, and what she wore to Flemington on Derby Day. It was a mini skirt - but even worse than that, Jean didn't wear any stockings, or hat and gloves! It made quite a headline back then. It's funny to look back on now, considering what some ladies wear these days. My piece is done on a canvas board 20.3 x 25 cm or 8 x 20 inches. I have used lots of collage elements and computer generated images (including Jean and a couple of other ladies present that day), along with gesso, oil pastels, rubons, a ticket and rose stickers which are meant to represent the beautiful rose gardens at Flemington.

16 comments:

Beth said...

How fun! I love the story behind your piece, Diane. And the colors and all the collage elements are just perfect.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful story behind your piece Diane!!!

I love it and the wonderful textures...

great work!!!

Lori Saul said...

Wow gorgeous colors and such fun images - wonderful art piece!

Kelly said...

beautiful collage! I looove all the beautiful colors used! great layout!

Kristin said...

So so wonderful! I love learning the story behind the work - I was wondering about the horses (my dad is a huge fan and the track was a big part of our lives) but now I see why the horse would share the stage. It's just too good! Kristin :)

Amy said...

beautiful pink collage..love all the image's!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

johanna said...

what a striking page you made! great image&color composition!!

WrightStuff said...

I love looking at all the layers - both real and metaphorical! Great story and artwork.

Effie said...

That's just beautiful........I love the soft dreamy colours, the whole thing is fab.

Faye said...

This is such a beautiful inspiration piece, Diane. What a lot of changes have been made since 1965! I enjoyed your story of the races and fashion in days gone by.

Yvonne said...

Great theme! Love your creation!

Anni's Art said...

Once again you have made a wonderful exampel to inspire us, love all the differents images and the story behind your piece.

Rosie said...

Love the story, love canvas piece! Clever you and the oil pastels seem to work so well for you. It's a beautiful piece Diane - bravo!

Terri said...

Thanks for sharing the interesting background to your art!
Love it!

Yvonne said...

love the story behind it, its very beautiful and romantic.