Thursday, August 2, 2012

PPF: Inspired by Gaudi

Last week I shared some of my sketches from Barcelona and some watercolor hearts I made inspired by the colors and shapes of Antoni Gaudi.  This week, I finished this heart which also reflects Gaudi's shapes - so much of his work looks like dripping wax.  I also made this stylized bird in Gaudi's style:
The mask reflects the masks which appear on one of Gaudi's apartment buildings.  I enjoyed playing around with Gaudi's style so much that I tried to channel it in an art journal page and came up with this:
It incorporates textures which I think are reminiscent of Gaudi, as well as wonky architecture, feelings of community, melting colors and a nod to the nontraditional/challenging of conventions.  I'm quite pleased with it.
It's been fun to play in the style of a new artist. Have you tried that lately? Who would you channel if you could?
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31 comments:

Kokopelli said...

Isn't Barcelona beautiful? I especially love El Drac in Parc Guell! Gaudi's work is so colorful. LOve your sketches. Happy PPF!

Natasha said...

Love the colours. The textures in your journal spread are beautiful. I would channel Emily Karaka if I had the option, or Frida since I am engrossed in a book I am reading about her at the moment.

Gloria said...

Great sketches Rinda! Wonderfully done! Happy PPF!

Helen Campbell said...

Your sketches are wonderful, I especially adore the heart! I'm curious what you used to make the circular square textures in your journal page... it's very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Nora CG said...

Beautiful sketches, I love all the inspired work you did here, particularly your journal page. Lovely!

Alicia C said...

I absolutely love the last one - great colours and texture!

Amy said...

The AJ page has turned out so well, I am loving the colour and the texture!

Lynn said...

You are introducing me to the art of an artist I am completely unfamiliar with. I love learning more and appreciate your work in his style. Dripping wax is fun.

Karen said...

Love the colours you have used and the heart really appeals to me.

Ayala Art said...

I love it Rinda, so much fun, thanks for sharing it!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

you have captured the spirit and colour of Gaudi perfectly in this series...xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the art journal page,Rinda....Gaudi is totally inspiring,isn't he?

Nordljus said...

Beautiful sketches, I love the lines and colours. I've never been to Barcelona, but hope to go some day to see Gaudi's architecture. I love the organic shapes. I also love your journal page! It's just gorgeous!

VonnyK said...

I love those colours and the heart is fab. The texture on your journal page relly makes the piece. Love it.
Von PPF

Carolyn Dube said...

Your bird is my favorite here today but it is an extra tough choice when Gaudi is the inspiration!

Alison said...

Love the art journal page...especially the houses..and do I spy some Washi Tape there?!
Alison xx

Giggles said...

Very good idea! Great texture and color!! I'm afraid I'd channel a few people alive, an impossibility but that's who I admire, Johnathan Adler, Amanda Hone, thomas fedro!

Hugs Giggles

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Your Gaudi work is great. It is fun to try the style of an artist you admire. Mine right now is Wayne Thiebaud. Happy PPF

Gloria said...

Rinda, those casitas were awesome, weren't they? Thanks for going to see them and hopefully someday I can get the energy to start converting my home to look like that or at least resemble. :) Take care. Happy PPF!

Sian said...

Fabulous! The colours and that whole melting wax effect - you have conjured it up perfectly. Art Saves.

Missus Wookie said...

Do love that house die - I find myself using them so many places.

Cool texture/colour and yes gives the feeling of Gaudi so nicely.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful work inspired by Gaudi!
I especially love your journal page!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

craftattack said...

Love what you have made. I love playing with the forms and colours from Hundertwasser, too. If you like Gaudi, I think you must like him as well! Valerie

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Never heard of Gaudi or the work. Must check it out. Thats whats fun about blogging you learn from each other. Love your colors. HPPF

Connie Lutz said...

Love the journal page - great textures in the background!

soulbrush said...

And I love the colours, they all 'fit' the theme so well.

Karen said...

I love the journal page, and the beautiful soft colors of all three pieces.

Melissa said...

Rinda, you always amaze me, trying new things. I enjoy seeing your art. I haven't had much crafting time the last week or so, but I did take my art journal on our recent trip & made some collage-y type pages by gluing in memorabilia, etc.

Karen Smithey said...

Love all that texture!

I would channel Marc Chagall. I love all the amazing colors and the dream-like quality of his work--

Melisa said...

I'd never heard of Gaudi so of course I had to go check him out. That's some really interesting architecture! And now that I've seen some of it, I can definitely see his influence in your paintings here.

Gail said...

Love your art journal page. The colours are gorgeous. You know it's funny I had never heard of Gaudi until you posted those Barcelona pictures.