Monday, December 07, 2009

Looking for Indigo

Lee Krasner's painting Untitled and beads I made

When Cindy Gimbrone first asked me to collaborate on a set of beads for the December ArtBeadScene monthly challenge I was very excited to have the chance to work with the colors of Lee Krasner's painting and Cindy's great glass beads. During the process of making these beads, I found that I had to do a lot of looking and trying out to get close to what I was imagining would be a good match. What I like most about the painting, in addition to my personal connection to the the artist's environs, is the use of colors and white. I did not want to a literal graphic interpretation, so I chose to use a botanical theme and made beads imprinted on both sides with organic impressions. I thought at first that I could use the ivory/white in and on the impressions and then add color around them.

The beads below were my first try at turning my idea into beads. Nice colors but not exactly what I wanted.

I will continue on tomorrow about how I my beads developed.


  1. Looks to me like the beads you put around the picture are getting pretty close to what you want.
    I'm sure you'll get where you want to be. Thanks for being a sponsor for ABS...that's such a great blog and I love your beads.

  2. Hi Rosanne,
    Yes those are the beads I ended up being happy with. I thought the journey there was interesting since it wasn't what I started out thinking would work.


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