Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art Bead Scene Challenge for April - Klee

The ABS Challenge for this month is based on Klee's Insula Dulcamara

Insula Dulcamara by Paul Klee, 1938
31 1/2 x 69 in
Oil on newsprint, mounted on burlap
Klee Foundation, Bern, Switzerland
So, as an inspiration, we've got...
Exotic associations
Sweet & Bitter...Bittersweet
Scarlet fruits & brown leaves
Dynamic versus Static
Line and Color
Here's the result:

We've got a plethora of art beads in this sweet little bangle bracelet.  There are some rondelles from Humblebeads that add a really organic feeling when combined with some wooden bicones.  Then, there are some lampwork rounds but I honestly don't know where they came from other than Ebay two years ago.  :)  But, there's even more lampwork with disks from HMB Studios and Linden Avenue Designs.  It's finished out with Greek ceramic disks (also from Linden Avenue) and some "totally twisted" pieces in gunmetal grey.

You can see the other entries for the challenge at the Flickr group here.  There are some gorgeous, unique pieces created from this single inspiration painting.


  1. Amazing combination of beads. Well done!

  2. Awesome interpretation Jen!
    Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. It looks great. Love all the interesting elements and colors.


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