Beecroft, Jane (born 1949): Ghost bird

Reinterpretation by Amy Jane Horn-Norris
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This piece really called to me. I love the way it works with light and shade feeling lit from the centre and textured to a dark finish at the edge. It is almost like looking through a window into another dimension. Originally I wanted to simplify it right down to a pure pen and ink which I did without letting my pen leave the paper. I wanted to keep the flow of the original and draw attention to the main elements. Then once I started I felt like it needed that texture to bring it alive. I added gold and silver leaf and then watercolours. I actually like the three stages together. The watercolours, being on normal sketchbook paper are almost too much, but it brings a new almost joyous spin to the piece.wanted my interpretation to be