I have created observational studies of features that caught my eye in Hugues and Larsson’s paintings with a loose approach to dip pen and ink drawings. I have also explored the colours that I see in quick studies and timed watercolour paintings. This allowed me to be less judgemental about the work I was creating to sustain the enjoyment in the work.
I love the predominant use of bold red and moss green. The use of colourful settings excites me and homes are picturesque. I sense more character and inspiration from the hand design of wooden furniture that are curvaceous like the human form. It is a very decorated perspective of living and one that I admire in comparison to the use of plastic and metal furniture that has a lot of block shape designs which is something that I regard as less connective with nature and therefore dystopian.
I also love the typical fashion of women as they mainly wore long dresses. This also makes the imagery dreamy.