Rosie Powell, a San Francisco fine artist, muses about her painting of sea creatures and about life in general
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This was the first painting where I glued photographs onto the work - from my collection taken at the British Museum. The painting on the top is the original version with my attempt to render the diaphanous jellyfish with ink and acrylic paint. Once I got rolling with collage, I decided to try enlarging the source photo and pasted it over the painted part. I like the result. The photograph is of the Shah Cherag mosque in Isfahan, Iran that inspired the painting. My whimsical touch was replacing the chandelier with a jelly.