Did you ever visit an artist working in their studio?
Isn't it an exciting experience to get a glimpse inside their mind, world and art?
Today I took the chance to visit a good friend a brilliant mosaicist Megan Mahan in her studio here in Rome.
After asking her a billion questions in an attempt to better understand her work and the multi-faceted world of mosaic making in general, I sat down and did this painting of her working at her bench.
Oil on Wood
© Kelly Medford
I learned so much today about the different techniques of mosaics and from what I gathered they're all complicated! Megan studied art conservation but fell in love with mosaics by the end of her studies.
Today she was working on a gorgeous small piece made from melted and cut pieces of glass, a technique that hardly anyone knows anymore and is called micromosaic. Megan associates it with painting, and in fact she was creating a detail from a Klimt painting, perfectly chosen for its pattern and vibrant colors.
Here is a snapshot of her hands at work
I highly recommend checking out her work, she is truly a gifted and unique artist. She never ceases to amaze me with each new piece created.
You can see or purchase today's painting here on the website
Rome, Venice and Umbria- all in 2013!