"Chandelier, 1872", mixed media on Rives BFK paper, 22" x 30"
I have had an obsession with chandeliers, especially antique chandeliers, for as long as I can remember. If I had it my way, I would have one in every room of my house. Yes, even the closet. The way the light hits the crystals, the ability for the structure to up the ante of even the most modest of rooms, and the undeniable romantic and prestigious feeling someone, especially a woman, receives when graced with one dancing above their head, makes the chandelier oh, so covetable and happily acknowledged.
Be that as it may, not every budget allows for such gorgeous structures in every day life, at least not the grand ones a la Marie Antoinette that I so love. Also, traditional structures I find to be even more intriguing when given a modern twist. The results from these facts can be seen above, in drawing of an antique chandelier.
Thick with layers of graphite and charcoal, the actual drawing was created by erasing out the applied layers of mixed media to unearth the mystical chandelier, and allow for edge and glow. I also kept a 3/4 inch border around the entire sheet of paper, to allow for a grittier take on something so classical. The end result I love; I can see it being hung over a bed or in a foyer... especially in a very white neutral setting. Come to think of it, I might just have to keep this for myself.
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