One Mat, Two Mat, Grey Mat, Blue Mat
Since starting this new gallery adventure and blogging about it, I’ve made several new cyber friends, both art lovers and fellow artists alike. Yesterday in my in-box, I received a link from one of my new friends to a video featuring a wonderful interview with Helen Breger, a 90-plus year old fashion illustrator— legendary—from way back when. A lot of her beautiful artwork is showcased, pen and inks mostly, and she talks about the glory days of fashion illustration when all of the department stores featured exquisite work on a daily basis in their newspaper advertising and each one had their own rock star artist. Using photography was almost unheard of back then and I remember so well how, as students, we dissected these masters, Kenneth Paul Block, Antonio Lopez, George Stavrinos, Michaele Vollbracht, like the fine art kids studied Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Pollock.
In the meantime, I’ve been tossing and turning, trying to select the final matboard color for the FASHION + ART collections. There’s going to be one color only, throughout the entire gallery, but should it be a straight-up cool grey or a cool grey kissed with just a tinge of blue? A touch. The very last stop before slipping into lavender—
These decisions are never easy for a Libra artist to make 🙂