Monday, December 24, 2007

January's Inspiration - Frederic Leighton

Remember I mentioned we should do something bright and cheery for January? I can't imagine this one not being cheery and bright...LOL Do you like Flaming June? I'm excited!

I'll be pulling the colours from this one and putting it onto a fingering weight superwash merino, bamboo and nylon sock yarn for the coming month. And the bamboo yarn is a little different from the first one used in August too - this one is a true fingering weight which I'm also excited to get out to everyone.

I browsed through a lot of images to find something "bright" and this one is just wow...I didn't have to go further aftering looking at this masterpiece. I can't wait to paint the yarns for this one! Knowing how bamboo behaves, it will not be eye burning bright but a nice subdued bright too. Stay tuned!

6 comments:

jules said...

Great choice!!! I can't wait to see the final result!

Andrea said...

I'm not an orange person, but I love the painting!

RoxanneZYG said...

It won't be orange orange when it's done...I see more "peach gold" in this painting surrounded by brown burgundy and a hint of blue so we'll see what I come up with :)

Tara said...

Oh my gosh. I have that painting over my sofa. And of course I chose to skip this month. damn damn damn.

InkyOrchid said...

*claps*

This is one of my favorite paintings!

RoxanneZYG said...

You aren't going to believe the colours I pulled out of this one ;) I am happy with the half I've dyed so far...yippee!! :)