Sunday, March 22, 2015

Earthy Meets Elegant - Gourd Art Bowl with Turquoise Glass Bead Border

I am always striving to elevate my artwork, whether it be by theme, style, modality, or by product usage. Having worked with Gourds for many years, this past week I wanted to create a Gourd Art Bowl that blended a truly Earthy yet Elegant feel to it. While some of my gourd work, especially the gourd sculptures are intricate and detailed, I wanted this piece to bring a simple yet dynamic statement.
While I have used Golden products for a long time in my paintings, I have never truly used them with my Gourd work. For this piece, I created a beautiful yet simple gourd bowl that was accented with one of Golden's products, the Glass Bead Gel. 
This was placed over a Turquoise Border, which completely elevated the piece, enhancing the bowl with an shimmery elegant embellishment.
It brought a textured glass feel to the border of the bowl, creating a wonderful conversational piece of Home Decor. I could envision it being used to store keepsakes of gemstones inside. 

I have this piece listed in my Etsy shop. Photos don't do this gourd justice, with it's rich and shimmery allure.


ShadowDogDesigns said...

Your gourd art is absolutely amazing. I adore this one (:

ConsciousArtStudios said...

Thank you Catherine :) I'm being "One" with the Gourd this week.