2020 Miniature Explorations
Exploring / Treasuring memories /Hiding / Searching / Serenity / Contemplation / Daydreaming
Seven Jewel-like illustrations available as individual prints or as a set in a book-style box. Each illustration is a limited edition of 100 prints , titled, numbered and signed. Fine art digital giclée prints using fade resistant inks on A5 archival paper (Hahnemuehle German Etching, 310gsm). Each print is the same size as the original gouache painting. (free shipping worldwide)
This year’s rhythm has changed, slower or faster, a rather chaotic tempo... As a result, emotions have also been shaken up. As time slowed down I decided to combine my two passions in a slightly different way and explored new possibilities, turning my drawings into jewel-like illustrations. One painting translating one feeling or emotion, travelling through 2020 one picture at a time… Treating each illustration like a potential jewel,I have been learning how to reproduce new materials and gemstones in each new miniature painting with gouache and the thinnest brushes. Each illustration comes alive in a 20sec animation (work in progress) and inspires “Imaginarium Atelier" jewellery designs. https://www.youtube.com/c/SylvaineFrouin-HandmadeJewellery/featured
Gouache is a technique of painting with opaque watercolour. It has a special place within the jewellery industry as it has been used for centuries by jewellery designers where the traditional artistry and fine jewellery design meet. Also known as ‘rendering,’ this art form reflects the artistic vision of a designer and serves as a guideline for the craftsmen who physically create the jewels.