I've been really inspired of late by images from the Public Domain. The black and white images pull me especially. Sitting and studying the different people from so long ago truly sparks my imagination and gets my creative painting juices going.
While exploring the Public Domain, I came across the Ohio Historical Society that featured many images from former slaves. Oh how I wanted to talk with each and every one of the men and women featured in this collection!
I took this Gelli print page -
And turned it into this -
Title - Miss Elsie's Flowers
Mixed Media on Flat Canvas Panel
The background for this piece is from my Gelli prints that I made on my Gelli Plate. The edges are framed in other Gelli print pages which wrap around to the back of the canvas panel.
Here is Ms. Elsie Ross and the image that inspired the above painting - Ms. Elsie Ross
I imagined that Miss Elsie loved and appreciated her flowers so much that she probably had to go and whisper to them before she left the house to go anywhere.
What's been inspiring you of late? I'd love to hear about it! :)