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Friday, May 26, 2017

Challenge 317 - Tangle with a Photo



This week's challenge is to tangle with a photo. I have a box of photos for collage, so I went though it and came across this beloved detail from Hieronymus Bosch's painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. I've always loved the idea of being inside a friendly golden bubble of light and happiness. It's something I visualize frequently.


The scanned image was pale and delicate, so I decided to use a renaissance tile and brown ink. Imagine my delight to find Bosch himself drawing Frumkey right there on there on the left in blue! All I had to do was just extend it out onto the tile. Then I used my two most favorite tangles of late, 'Dillo and Joki. I just love how they fill up a space with their curves. And how all the individual armadillos and jokers combine to flow together. Finally the whole thing seemed to call for a strong boundary and Zander volunteered his sheaves and was very welcome. 

I had fun, it didn't take long for some reason. It was quick and easy and the drawing process was a touch of earthly delight for me. Thanks to the Diva. I would never have had the nerve to paste a photo into a tangle without her daring inspiration.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous !!
    Gudrrun S.

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  2. OMG. Just gorgeous. Love the exquisite shading, too.

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  3. I really love this. Your patterns fit so well into the feel of the original picture.

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  4. I was wondering if your photo was in black-and-white and you colored it or not, but I think your comment tells me it was in color. I love your obsessions!

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  5. Beautiful! The tangles complement the picture perfectly.

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  6. This is beautiful Mary! Soft and delicate. Very reminiscent of renaissance art. Love it!

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  7. I feel it! yes I do! The golden bubble of light and happiness. From looking at your tile. So lovely.

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  8. Love how subtle your Tangles are. Really made it look wonderful.

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