Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vanetta Joffe's favourite picture

SECRETS 50 x 50 cm mixed media on canvas/MDF

"Secret" is Vanetta Joffe's favourite picture for this year Swindon Open Studios 2010:

"The theme is "What lies beneath....". Leading on from the Elements series, this painting started as an abstract of the Wiltshire landscape, using acrylic washes , inks , rock salt, fine twigs.

When all this was dry I drew the ammonite in water-colour pencils, sealed with clear varnish, and then applied gold leaf .

The original theme has opened up so many avenues to explore; I hope to have one or two more completed or in progress for the Open Studios weekends."

You can read Vanetta's interview from last year Swindon Open Studios and visit her website.

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