Guest Post: Antiquity Travelers

Antiquity TravelersHello and Welcome to Cynthia, the first Guest Poster here on New End Studio.  I'm happy to share her art infused post with you.   

Visit Cynthia's blog to see more beautiful jewelry inspired by her love of gemstones, history, and travel and to read the colorful, funny, and realistic stories.   Thanks, Cynthia! 

Vincent Van Gogh is an artist who had periods of visionary creativity juxtaposed with times of deep despair. Such a complex story, but then that is what this series is about. Taking certain aspects of his life and using that as creative juices.

You might recall that I mentioned having a bowl of earring 'singles.' I have this bad habit of creating only one earring because I love the creative process, and then I grow tired of duplicating my efforts. As inspiration, I've chosen Van Gogh and his rich use of color to motivate me.

Van Gogh moved to Arles, France in 1888 where he was enchanted by the local landscape and light. His works from this period are deeply influence by intensity of color and light on his subject. Yellow is a prominent color in his paintings of the wheat field series and sunflowers.  He also painted the nearby old mill and haystacks. A letter home from Vincent to his brother Theo noted of painting bunches of sunflowers on multiple panels "the whole thing will be a symphony in blue and yellow." He worked on it from early sunrise to afternoon when he lost the light on the flowers. You can see the richness of color throughout his many paintings of flowers and landscape. 

I picked up my unfinished pair of lemon quartz dangle earrings. I love this color, but wanted to add a rich color with them as the quartz can be a little timid. I don't normally mix and match colors like this, but I was going with it, from Vincent's influence. The deep richness of the center of the sunflowers play off the yellow. That is influence for this pair that you'll find finally posted to my Etsy site!


AntiquityTravelers said...

ooooh! how fun to see my post on your site! thanks for setting up a fun new way to post all my ramblings :)

Christine Altmiller said...

Gloria, you are so generous featuring others here :-) I am a deep admirer or Antiquity T and a lustful admirer of van Gogh. This was a great Sunday Morning surprise! Beautiful earrings, Cynthia! Love the rubies dancing about the faint yellow.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for introducing me to this interesting and talented artist! I visited her blog and am now following!

Magic Love Crow said...

Please to meet you Cynthia! Great post! I am now following your blog and I put your store in my Etsy circle too ;o)

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Gloria, thanks for opening your space to Cynthia! Cynthia, thanks for sharing your knowledge... I love the link to the gallery, too.

I have a suggestion for you to break your "single earring" habit, Cynthia. Lay out all your elements in pairs, work them both at each step, and for little extra effort you will have a matched pair (or mismatched, if you like that kinda thing and want to play around with your elements). Works for me... slightly OCD, what?

AntiquityTravelers said...

thanks for the follows guys! following you back :) and Monique ... I do lay them out ... I just don't like to double up my patterns, I'm such a pain that way! :O

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love Cynthia's work! She is so creative and really has an eye for mixing materials and colors. I love reading the influences behind her work too. :)

Paula Miller said...

Yay your first guest post!! So nice of you to host this. I will be submitting something after the new year. Things are a bit too crazy right now!!


Marcela Gmd said...

Wow beautiful post!! I am a follower of Cynthia blog!
Thanks for sharing her creativity in your blog!!!
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥