Saturday, September 26, 2009

Colors of Autumn

Well, here's something in an autumnal palette similar to that of Diane Allison-Stroud's gameboard shown in yesterday's post. This is a small mixed-media piece that I did a few years ago. The vessel-like image was cut from a print I did in my first monoprint class with Lynn Thomas. I glued it on the background painting and then I hand-cut the little circles out of some heavy paper I had painted and glued them on. The decorations on the vessel were cut from a photocopy of one of the vessel prints in the monoprint series. 9"x11".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Diane Allison-Stroud's Game Boards

Above, is a beautiful reproduction game board made by Diane Allison-Stroud. I've followed Diane's work for a number of years and it's been wonderful to see her honored first as a Country Living Artisan and then as an Early American Life Artisan. In addition to her richly colored reproductions, Diane has developed her own designs which have been influenced by the vintage boards as well as by the designs of the Gee's Bend quilters. Be sure to visit Diane's very interesting and inspiring blog where you'll find many photos of her work, studio, and the beautifully scenic area of the Appalachians where she has chosen to live.