Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Collage Obsession 'Mother'
The theme this week at Collage Obsession is 'Mother' and this image was provided. I thought the mother and her children looked like a Russian Nesting Doll (or Matryoshka Doll), with each girl a perfect copy of her mother. On doing a little bit of research it turns out that the word Matryoshka is taken from the Russian 'mat', meaning 'mother'. So this 6" x 4" postcard is my interpretation of the image and the word. The background is acrylic paint, dry brushed with gold and distressed. The dolls are hand drawn and painted (yes, I know they look like they are, that's one angry looking baby!), and varnished a few times to give them a polished wood shine. I wanted the overall feel to be folksy vintage Russian.