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Ingrid Lee, is an international award winning artist in modern porcelain painting, abstract expressionist acrylic and mixed media paintings, fabric art. She teaches masterclasses and creates collaborative art projects to share creativity and inspire art enthusiasts in Australia and overseas. When she’s not painting or writing, she’s baking and tending her rose garden. For information about Ingrid’s exhibitions, masterclasses, projects or commissions contact ingridleeart.com ingridleeart.com
My latest painting, finished today, acrylics on canvas 40″ x 40″ titled “Love is waiting” was inspired by two songs, Adele’s Make you feel my Love (video at bottom of post) and Cyndi Lauper’s time after time (wrote about this in another post).
I’ve tried to cut to the parts of the painting which reflect the lyrics of the song which I was expressing, if that makes sense…just to let you understand a bit more about my painting process.
Adele’s Make you feel my Love
I could hold you for a million years,
To make you feel my love.
I know you haven’t made your mind up yet,
but I will never do you wrong.
I know that from the moment that we met,
No doubt in my mind where you belong.
and Cyndi Lauper’s Time after time…..
Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you.
Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new.
Flash back, warm nights, almost left behind,
Suitcase of memories, time after …
Sometimes you picture me, I’m talking too far ahead.
You’re calling to me I can’t hear what you said,
You say, go slow, I fall behind.
If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time.
If you fall I will catch I will be waiting, time after time.
After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray,
Watching through windows, your wondering if I’m ok.
Secrets stolen from deep inside, and the drum beats out of time.
This is the last of my embroidery experiments, Pansies and Roses in silk ribbons. I hand painted the background for this artwork, and using inspiration from my rose bed, where I grow roses, pansies, violets, herbs and so on…I’ve developed the style of rose I am pretty happy with, and had an opportunity to play with the new silk ribbons I bought from Needlework DeLuxe in St Petersburg. These ribbons are pre dyed, I did not paint the ribbons, only the darker lines on the pansy faces…..now I am ready to start my “masterpieces” .
Here is a silk ribbon piece I’m experimenting with, after learning the techniques from my masterclass with Valentina, I am applying them to a few different David Austin style Roses…when I am happy with what I want to achieve, I can start my larger composition.
I have been using acrylics to paint onto these, but I’ll have to invest in some silk paints as the colours aren’t strong enough. Like I said, this is just playing with techniques…I’ll be happier when I’m using silk ribbons as they have a softer flow to the form of the flowers, satin is too stiff (this project has been done in satin just to practise with so I don’t waste the more expensive silk ribbons). I’ll try one more rose study, just a single bloom without the angular leaves and try to capture the more rounded shapes as much as I can with satin ribbon, but really it’s to understand how many individual petals I need to make and how to structure the heart of the rose correctly…so I’ll keep playing until I am happy with these.