Art Nouveau Panel
I'm working towards making a new lampshade based on this Art Nouveau design. These colours are a combination I haven't used before, so I did this little panel as a try-out. To get the terracotta brown, I put bright orange dye on top of the blue/grey and it worked!
I absolutely love Art Nouveau especially the flowing whiplash lines of the early designs. This design I have adapted, is from a brass jug I have which was made by J Sankey in the early 1900s. I collect anything I can afford of the period and if each piece I buy inspires me to do some new work, then I can sell it and buy more original Art Nouveau! That's the plan anyway!
I really liked the rough border where I had been testing the colours while I was working, so I decided to mount ithe finished original onto a white cotton background and frame it complete. The 'Art Nouveau Panel' is FOR SALE in my Gallery (16"x12 inc frame) for £125. Let me know by email if you are interested in buying it, or would like to commission a lampshade featuring the design.