Tuesday, December 9, 2008

alphabet soup

This is a mixed media piece I did for the "Scavenger Project" an art project organised by Art House Coop. The prompt they gave was "alphabet soup" and this was my response.

It is a mixed media art work on a vintage book page. I drew with pencil and painted with acrylics. The words have been written with white souffle pen.

The words are imaginary dialogue I wrote using the story that was on the vintage book page. The key words are in the soup in the ladle. I enjoyed doing this page. It was nice to do some drawing and painting again rather than collage. I liked the old page and the text as a background to start from and the double prompt of the words on the page as well as the prompt from Art House Coop.

I am interested to see whether any of my submissions will be printed in the "scavenger project" book, but it is not due out till next year, so I will just have to wait!!


Anonymous said...

I love this....the drawing is excellent and the coloring is just perfect...really great!

Joanie Hoffman said...

"Alphabet Soup" is delightful and such a different version of a tired old phrase.
I like it a lot.
Happy days,

Anonymous said...

love the colours and your ideas
a very very nice piece of art

Azulita said...

Very nice. This is a very comforting image. It makes me want to head home, make some soup, and then curl up and read.

Helen said...

Your work is wonderful! I have a brother who lives in Devonport- I wish I could visit more often to beautiful NZ. I found your blog through Janeville!

aimee said...

this is wonderful! i love how the white lettering floats like clouds against the blue.

Renee said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog because it has let me come and see yours.

I am enjoying it so much, and I love this picture.

By the way, Wuthering Heights was a long time ago, but I remember the intensity of the book.