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.


  1. Your "mirth is lovely. Love the repeat of dancer!
    Your watercolor look s great! I clicked to see a pretty close up!!!
    Come by when you have time!

  2. Love your dancer! Read your earlier post and glad you let your muse take over and it's not monochromatic!

  3. You have a lovely blog Janene, and these pieces are beautiful.

  4. Janene, I love both of these colorful images! They do shout out "Spring!" to me...and though I love this winter season, I sit here wrapped in two blankets, and arm warmers made from old sweaters...and I could use a little warmth (and Mirth!) today! I always enjoy seeing what your imagination has is always a mix of images and colors that creates a fantastic story!
    Let me know what the judges think of your Mirth, ok? :-)

  5. both are lovely, but I am partial to the watercolor!!!
    Good luck in your show!