The constraints are the size, 12"x8", and the orientation - horizontal. And, a theme must be stated on signing up.
I saw somewhere - ah, it was here - an artwork by Yvonne Porcella inspired by "Olive trees, new industry and tasting rooms open in our area. I’ve done several works with the theme of olive. Great color combination, olive green, black, and of course, those red pimento stuffed ones."
|Yvonne Porcella, First Press (image from here)|
So, my theme found me. I'm partial to those round shapes in their variety, to the possibilities of marinade and the textures therein, to the nuances of colour, to the practical and symbolic possibilities, of the Humble Olive.
The research will include:
Olives in history.
Olives in diet.
Olive branches, etc, symbolically.
Other things related to olives - the wonderful labels on olive oil bottles and tins. (Hmm, perhaps use the tins themselves...)
Who knows what surprises lie ahead?
|Nano olives are highly magnetic (image from here)|