explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Three Muses: Artist of Choice





Image of original Chagall painting


Another creative idea for a challenge theme! We were challenged to choose an image from an artist we admire, and incorporate it into a piece of our own art. I chose La Baie des Anges by Marc Chagall, for its mermaid theme, colors, whimsy, and sense of childlike play. I expanded her surroundings in my digital collage to include other colorful and fanciful ocean creatures. This is another piece I can gaze at to counteract the chilly effects of winter around me!

Image credits: Google images (Chagall painting), Holliewood, cemerony, artfreebies, dover, graphicsfairy, vintage moth.

14 comments:

indybev said...

What a special Chagall-like art offering! Your colors are perfect, and you've captured his style beautifully. Bravo, my dear. Thank you for joining us in this week's challenge!

Lori Saul said...

The minute I opened this I knew which artist you had chosen. Such distinctive imagery and your collage setting is so beautifully created!

Taluula said...

Sherry, I have been learning about new artists all day today and here is yet another I will need to Google. I love his simple and childlike naivism and I applaude you for your and for introducing me to him. Bravo.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh wow Sherry this is a fabulous piece. a veritable colour feast
have a lovely day
june

the Inner 'I' said...

Every piece you post is a new and beautiful experience! I love the colors, the swirls, the composition. And especially the style.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea and fantastic choice. Wonderful what you have done with it!

Jackie said...

So bright and cheerful, Sherry, and just what we need on a dull January day! Thank you.

Junibears said...

Another artist for me to Google. This is such a perfect collage Sherry. I love it. xx

Glenys said...

I really love what you have done with the Chagall. He is one of my favs as well. Had the opportuniuty to see the Chagall wall in Chicago a couple of years ago...it is still very vivid in my mind.
thanks for bringing back the memories, sherry.
glenys

Janine said...

Chagalls paintings are so happy and colourful and you did him justice with that collage

Lizbethem said...

What you did with the Chagall is just wonderful!

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Fabulous piece and you captured the mood Beautifully.

Ozstuff said...

Sorry I am late with my comments. It seems I am always playing catch-up these days.
Your mermaid artpiece is exquisite. I love your choice of artist and you have done him proud. Superb in every way. Wow!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I love what you did with this Chagall painting and also love what you have said about gazing at a painting to counter the effects of the cold winter! I felt the same way when I worked with the painting by Pierre Bonnard on my blog. I invite you to take a look! I hope it makes you feel warmer as well!

Betty