Yupp. I did it again and entered another challenge. This month the theme was "Inspired by Picasso".
One of my least favorite painters.
I know, I know. He is great, right?
Well, it just so happens that I have spent about 4 years of my young life stuck in a classroom with a heavily faded horrid reproduction of Guernica.
I know it's supposed to represent the horrors of war, particularly the Spanish Civil War.
My mind understood that, but at the same time, every time I think of Picasso, I think of the feelings that staring at that picture evoke in me. Which were mostly very very dark.
I can't help it. Every time I think of Picasso, to me it's desperation and misery.
So how do I counter balance that, so to speak?
By thinking in abstractions, so to speak.
What does he really represent, what is the first thing that comes to mind if I try to block out Guernica?
Boldness. Brigth colors, right out of the tube. As if he was rushing, and did not have time to mix a pleasing shade, just went for it, and abused that tube of paint.
Here is the outcome.
Not very Picasso. But then again, like I said, I don't care for him....
The voting for this month's challenge will take place at the Etsy Beadweavers' Team blog between the 9th and 15th of October.
Go vote for your favorite if you have a chance:))