Terrouge E-zine Archives
By: Emilie Y.
Emilie’s Pick: I absolutely love the composition of this piece. Apart from the too-white background, it could easily be mistaken for a photograph of the era. Although Kat has in fact told part of the story in the picture description, the girl’s attitude and position tell a story in and of themselves: a real person, rather than just a character shot, is depicted here.
Crossed In Love
Kat’s Pick: An illustration from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this picture shows off Kat’s mastery of the human form, as well as period costume, and has a wonderful, soft colour scheme. Kat is completely on top of her technique here – she says “it shows me at my technical best.”
Green Dunking Batik
Emilie’s Pick: I selected this piece because it shows what Kat can do when she branches out. To me, the colour scheme and style of the piece reflect that of old, elegant maps, and for that reason, it catches my eye whenever I browse her gallery. Although Kat does much less textile work than 2-D art, her beautiful, flowing style appears to translate well onto any medium.
Kat’s Pick: A face-on portrait of her main character, Aly, this is again a splendid reflection of the era which Kat favours. There actually is a good old-fashioned map in the back of this one, and the detail on the curtain and on Aly’s dress are minute. In Kat’s words, “I think I really nailed the composition and colour.”
Emilie’s Pick: Kat experiments with various interesting frames for her pictures, and this is amongst my favourite. The technique on this piece cannot be faulted. Not only that, but it shows endless detail, and it is quite simply a beautiful picture.
For more of Kat's artwork, check out her online gallery at http://lorneniesart.deviantart.com - and come back next month for our Artisans' Corner interview with Matt (a.k.a. Tummo Troublo)!