This month’s ABS inspiration painting is by Pablo Picasso. I loved the rich colour scheme of dark green, teal, light blue and touches of creamy yellow.
Last year I bought several glass focal beads at a Christmas craft fair in Edinburgh, and one matched the colours of the painting beautifully. The spirals on the bead also reminded me of the tendrils of the foliage in the painting. Unfortunately I was so excited by the beads, I forgot to take a note of the maker.
Based on the age of the painting (1917) I wanted to make something with an Edwardian feel, but also modern in keeping with Picasso’s innovative spirit. Modern-Edwardian, is that a species of Steampunk?