Monday, September 26, 2011

If I were a fairy...

This was a ATC swap on Swap-Bot for the group Georgia Girls.  The swap was to do a self portrait if you were a Fairy.  So this is me...if I were a fairy...I would be a water fairy.  I love the beach, the lake or just sitting on my patio enjoying the water fall in my small fish pond. This was done in ink, watercolor, salt textured back ground and pearlescents on the wings for shine.  This card now lives in Cartersville GA.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Final Red Rose with RubyThroat

Just remembered I had never uploaded  the final interpretation  I did of Martin Heade's Red Rose with Ruby Throat. It is 16 x 20 in acrylic.  I am fairly pleased with the way it turned out. My sky has more movement with the darkest cloud covering in foreground mountain with sun peaking through a hole in the farthest cloud giving way to sunshine on the back mountain.  Very much an improvement from my last encounter with acrylics.  I mixed various shades of green and applied with a "deer paw" brush for the trees.  This made the trees seem to seperate in clumps as they would appear if looking at them from another mountain top.  I am please with the way it turned out and will probably reconsider throwing my acrylics as far as I can!