This Week in the Studio: Finnabair Inspired

Having purchased some round canvases a few months back, I’d been toying with ideas for their use. One idea played out in the studio this past week and I thought I’d share it with you here.

If you’re familiar with Finnabair, you’ll immediately see where my inspiration originated. If you’re not, you can see her work here:

This piece began with a black gessoed canvas that had been gone over with a stencil and white acrylic. I chose a black and white photograph of Louise Brooks, early Hollywood movie star, as my focal point.

In keeping with the black and white palette, I added metal/silver and got to work.

At this stage, I was plotting out where things would go…

Finnabair Inspired Louise Brooks In Progress

Old and new combined here to create an interesting array. The intention was to tightly pack the bits and bobbles. This was the final result…

Finnabair Inspired Louise Brooks

Here are a few close-ups of the detail…

Finnabair Inspired Lousie Brooks Close-up Detail

Finnabair Inspired Lousie Brooks Close-up Detail

There are probably a few things I’d have done differently, if I had it to do over again. As this was an experiment, that is to be expected. Overall, I am pleased with the results of my efforts.

Have you created any Finnabair inspired work? Please feel free to share in the comments, if you have. Simply use your photo’s url to link it in the comments.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!


6 thoughts on “This Week in the Studio: Finnabair Inspired

    • Thank you, Julia! This was a round canvas board. The next one will most probably find itself constructed on a tiny square canvas board. Just now, I need to find a bit of room in which to breathe. LoL!

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