Waggle Dance – a new painting
The inspiration for this new painting ‘Waggle Dance’, came from a delicious British Library manuscript of a grumpy bear with bees….
The idea buzzed around in my head for a while (my husband would love that pun!) until I went to see the Court and Craft exhibition at the Courtauld and saw the beautiful geometric designs created in 14th century Iraq.
This was the result of those two very disparate experiences:
Pigments used include azurite, lapis lazuli, indigo, minium (red lead), lead tin yellow, genuine vermillion, cochineal, terra verte and Persian (buckthorn) berry
I have recently been elected as a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and hope to have this painting on display at their convention in London on the 17 / 18th May.