Very simple, but lacking in additional interest. The goal here is to avoid being cutesy.
The piece definately needs a pop of colour, but which colour and where? If I attach the cochineal dyed silk organza I'll add stitching in a contrasting colour.
I'm not sure that this works either, but it's interesting... just the wrong colours and not enough of them. Acrylic on watercolor paper.
Here's a bit of gouache and watercolor, with ink sketches, on paper behind the main panel. The main panel is still lacking, it needs a pop of something, anything... but it has to be the right element otherwise it just sits there like a lump.
So I will continue auditioning elements into the wee hours of the night, once I have this niche figured out the remaining eight niches will be a snap since I'm working in a series. I will be adding additional elements to the outside of the niche in the form of copper and/or black brads and tacks.
Niches for an upcoming solo show, am still playing off the theme of Queen Anne's Crows from last year.
The door on this piece, and another similar piece, were confounding me. This issue has now been resolved... the big reveal will be this coming Sunday at Cafe Diem, stay tuned.
She was Third Class to the right of these two pieces.