I had an entirely different idea when I sat down with this last Sunday, but that went south really fast, so Monday morning I started painting the fabric and Tyvek. Tuesday I had it on the frame, and late Tuesday started the beading. It has been quite awhile ( years) since I did a Tyvek piece and I had forgotten how elegant they can be. The fused glass cabochon was commissioned from a local glass worker, June Derksen, for an entirely different design, but works very well here. The beads include fresh water pearls and amethyst, as well as a variety of glass beads, and even a couple of sequins.
Purple because of its symbolism as being rich and rare. I chose an analogous colour scheme, and painted in Seta-Color Parma Purple, Fuschia, and Cobalt Blue. I generally use a cool palette, and analogous schemes are my preference. But when the painting was done, I really felt I had to add the gold, which turned this into a split complement. The piece will be mounted and framed