Thursday

William Morris



William Morris...... A watercolor I worked on arches 140 lb cold pressed paper...

Morris' talents were vast... Designer, writer, poet, architect, pattern-maker, painter, social activist, the Arts & Crafts movement, hand craftsmanship, the Kelmscott Press, the Kelmscott Chaucer , tapestry revival, jewelry, stained glass, etc. etc. etc........ He was forever dedicated to quality craftsmanship and beauty.

He did not discriminate between craftsman and artist... to him they were one, on a level playing field.   He felt they should be treasured, valued and encouraged.

His influence was far reaching.

He has always inspired me......

A true Artist..... William Morris (1834-1896) English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist.

....see here for a few William Morris designs...

approx. 5" x 7"

2 comments:

John Ackerson said...

Wonderfully done! Bravo! Your choice of palette is simply elegant, and the portrait is perfectly executed! Very good control. You knew when to stop. Love the sense of atmosphere. What else can I say? Except, more please...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ahhhhhh...... That's sweet of you to tell me. Thank-you.

I'll keep trying.