I’ve been playing these last couple of weeks. I shouldn’t have been – there are things that I should have been doing instead. But i wanted to work this idea through…
I met with the retail manager up at The Bronte Parsonage in Haworth a few months ago and we talked about my producing some work inspired by the Bronte home, and by the novels. I had the seed of an idea which I started to work out in little paper maquettes.
This is the Parsonage, Wuthering Heights and Wildfell Hall.
I’d like to do Thornfield Hall too as Jane Eyre is my favourite of the Bronte novels. I’m still working on a decent drawing of the house.
I worked them up in to larger maquettes:
Then i chose to develop one a little further. Here is my image of the Parsonage taking shape; layer on layer…
I’m still working on the colour maquette. I would like this to be a hand finished print as well as a folding out card. Remember those little cardboard theater sets you could cut out and make? I loved those and this is kind of the same thing. Each one is a scene from a novel, or from the lives of the sisters’, inviting you in.
I’m trying to work out now how to get them made.
But for now: here’s the new Parsonage painting.