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Stop Press - Jacobean Card

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19 November 2006

Stop Press - Jacobean Card


Taking the painting off the board and scanning it properly makes a lot of difference!

I feel a LOT better about reproducing it now!

* the leaf on the left is a much better shape but needs re-painting

* the fruit above are murky and need re-painting

* I went over the whole of the background with Doc Martens and then with the wash - the patch was showing up pretty badly. (and I'm SO pleased that finally I'm showing what the original actually looks like!)
The patch is now pretty much invisible - but look at the blue tone that's left in the background!
The wash is a lighter tint of the colour used for the base of the big flower at the top - and it sure doesn't look like it with the Dr Martens under it. I'll have to mix a colour and go over it again to make a warmer background. It simply doesn't make friends with all of the olive green and apricot.

Kit is helping me heaps with design/painting decisions - she picked up the blue tone, and gave me advice on the re-painting of the left leaf. We also discussed the main trunk, which disappears into the main flower, (we'll see, once the main flower is painted) and the stem of another flower 'floating in space'. She has christened the large apricot bud in the centre of the cabbage leaf 'the pod person'. It's a lot of fun discussing the painting with her as I do it.

I have to have Dianne's writing paper printed out by Friday, and I haven't been able to get the matching envelopes yet.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MEtoo said...

Um, how would a shoe help your artwork??????

You're making my jaw drop again with this artwork madam!

*grin*

Monday, November 20, 2006  
Blogger Scribe with Gold said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006  

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