Phew, I finally can really sit down and blog about my third painting after a long week of being unproductive, running errands (not for my own business) and all. This project follows the “imitation” project that we did a few weeks ago (I will try to blog about it when I put the photos in the computer).
In this one, we used panel as the support, a ground was not a requirement. The initial ideas of the whole piece was based on a quote we found. From there, we were free to do whatever we wanted to express that quote. The most important requirement was that it had to be painted somehow.
I came across Virginia Wolf’s quote and really liked it. As a student in a women institution, the role of the women was mentioned in almost every single class I took. I am really aware of how the women was in the old time especially when their role was not recognized in the society (at least, not as significant).
Anyone who knows me will not be surprised when I started looking for images of flowers to represent the women. To me, flowers are so beautiful and their meanings can be applied to paintings. I especially am in love with the renaissance which explains why a lot of the basic human drawing and the composition in this project were influenced by that time period.
At first, I was struggled with the idea of how to incorporate this quote into a painting. Yes, I love the quote. Yes, I love being a women and will fight for women’s right. But that was not enough for the idea to come up. I knew I wanted a light and airy feeling. I knew I wanted to use flowers’s symbols. Ferns and honeysuckle are the two symbols that I knew would fit into this project perfectly.
Ferns: Sincerity, magic, fascination, confidence, shelter
Honeysuckle: Beauty, fidelit