Connie’s cushion, gutta and silk painting

I made this for a christening cushion which I gave to Connie our great niece last weekend when we went to the christening in London. I was inspired by an Honore Daumier piece made in 1865 entitled ‘Mother and Child’. I like to use the masters as they can still teach us so much. The freedom and confidence of his marks are so liberating. He was primarily a cartoonist and draughtsman. Click as usual to enlarge folks. I include the original image so you can see that too. Lately I have been working on a large response for the ‘Self and Other’ show I am co-curating for summer 2018 at Neoartists in Bolton and will share when it is complete. Don’t know when that will be so watch this space folks!