French Mannequin. Gestural Drawings.

French Style Mannequin Drawings
In my house I have a collection of vintage shop mannequins. I use them for my art group, as well I like to I draw them quickly when I get a chance. Recently I created a series of quick gestural drawings and just listed them in my French style shop Atelierinparis

French Mannequin 123

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 123

graphite sticks and acrylic washes on 180 gsm water colour paper

French Mannequin 4

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 4

backed with beautiful vintage wallpapers

French Mannequin 5

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 5

SIGNED and DATED by the artist

Gestural Male Torso

Jenny Davis_ Gestural Male Torso

(Unframed) Would look very “French Chic” in a gilded or wooden frame for classic French decor.

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Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1
Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

 

Collage Tutorial 5. Working with Textiles.

Another abstract composition created with fabrics. I pretty much gravitate more towards abstraction ideas in my work, rather than representation , as this is how I see the world…

For this piece I used a canvas board with a layer of aged cotton canvas glued on top. Next a layer of hand-dyed, aged scrim torn and tattered. Another piece of canvas and vintage tablecloth scrap. I then attached a vintage button with old string and kept going over the piece, sewing in between in areas, finishing with some mark-making using a textile pen.

30 Days of Collage. Stephanie Levy.

Collage Tutorial 2. Black & White Study

Black and white study for collage course. We were asked to create a collage using only black and white materials. I loved this exercise and found myself wanting to add some colour…I couldn’t resist and made 2 collages.

 

I collected 2 canvas boards,  black and white vintage papers, wallpaper and newer paper.

As in abstract painting, I like to work quickly and not worry too much about leaving marks and splotches as I’m doing. In some areas I made marks with felt pens and white gesso paint trying to blend the different textures and areas.

I also explored Stephanie’s idea and used some glitter paint mixing it with gesso so it became a greyish colour. I like the end result but may go further and sand back the whole lot, giving it a worn-out appearance.

 

30 Days of Collage. Stephanie Levy.

Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.

Charlotte

 

 

Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.

 

Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

ABOUT
I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.

 Charlotte

 

MATERIALS
Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

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