Category Archives: Paintings

Source of Inspiration – Eugène Delacroix

The rich colors and textures of Eugène Delacroix’s oil paintings still strike a chord with me – the dramatic scenes of men hunting on horseback contrasting with the intimate glimpses of Algerian interiors is a combination too luring to resist.

Traveling to Morroco and North Africa in 1832, shortly after Algeria was taken by the French, Delacroix was enamoured with the people and clothing and daily scenes that surrounded him.  By far I love the paintings he made during this time most of all.  These were some of the most inspiring when I starting looking for something to kickstart my ideas for new jewelry, along with the 1930’s drama, Algiers.

“Eugène Delacroix was a curious mixture of skepticism, politeness, dandyism, willpower, cleverness, despotism, and finally, a kind of special goodness and tenderness that always accompanies genius”.

 

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>My New Shop : Lia Bowen Studio

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It has taken a while, but finally I have been amassing some new work! I took some time out from creating enameled pieces to start a new line of sterling silver jewelry with hand-painted miniatures. I can’t wait until I get some more of these pieces made, so the that collection will feel a bit more complete.

Snowberry Clearwing Moth Pendant

Edwin's Favorite Perch Pendant

Black Swans Pendant / Pin Shown with Pearls

Dormouse's Dream Pendant

Check out these pieces in my new Etsy shop Lia Bowen Studio !

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