Thursday, January 7, 2010
Two new pieces to post
I finished the piece done for an art show "Springtime Obsession", it doesn't have a title yet. I was inspired by a bit of archaic poetry by John Milton. "Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, comes dancing from the East, and leads with her the flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws the yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail bounteous May, that doth inspire Mirth and youth and warm desire!" I may just name it Mirth, youth and warm desire. That ought to have the judges scratching their heads.
I used pages from an old book for the mat and flowers pressed by my friend Pat. S. who was kind enough to send them to me. This fits into a black frame, but I can't seem to get a good photo of it framed. So, I am not going to enter it in the Ironstone show. They require a CD with good photos of the work.
The second piece was a practice piece using watercolor pencil and fluid gel medium. Then glazed over with fluid acrylic titan buff paint. My practice book was out in the car when I started this and it was drippy wet cold and foggy, so I did this on watercolor paper instead.