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for Valentines Day this week!!! January 29th-February 5th, use coupon
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Just finished up a new ink and watercolor piece. Actually, it isn't new. I created the image, Oceania last year. I am just now getting around to giving it some color. I decided to do something a bit different and perhaps a little radical. The image is not the original and yet it is. I have the original drawing for sale in my etsy store. What I decided to do was duplicate the original onto 9x12 watercolor paper. I then painstakingly went over in ink. I then used watercolor pencils and gouache paint to give it color. My intention is to create 5 of these pieces. So, that being said, they are limited edition and rare. It took me several days to complete this from start to finish. I do not know when I will begin the second of the five limited pieces. It could be a month from now, or a year. But, my intention is five total and then no more. The first one is available in my etsy store. In my opinion, the first is always the best. Prints are available of this image as well. That being said, you can expect certain pieces to retire soon and other ink/watercolor limited edition originals to emerge. Please go to http://www.innerfae.etsy.com to get a closer look at the image, as I have several detail shots posted.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sometimes I drive myself crazy trying to find myself. Ever do that? I've been creating for as long as I can remember. I started out in clay...actually, I started out by making wreaths and decorating glass balls for Christmas. But, as an "artist", I began in clay. Way back in 2004 I started by making mushrooms. I still make them, although not as often. That is another blog all together. I then bridged off into jewelry design, which I still do. It is a good bread and butter item for me at shows. After that I experimented with watercolor paints, but will admit that I lacked the drive to perfect what I was doing. I delved into digital art, which I love, and still use. However, my true love has always been drawing. I love to draw, and always have. So, a few years back I bought myself a nice set of Derwent pencils. Loved it! But, I stopped there. If I wanted color, I painted digitally. I know some people think digital painting is not "real painting". I'm not here to argue anyone's beliefs. All I have to say is, don't judge a book by the cover. It is hard, HARD! Anyway, I will get into debates about this at another time. Actually, the purpose of this blog is to say, at last! I think I may have found an art form that really speaks to me and gives me the best of both worlds (drawing & color). I bought myself a nice set of fountain pens and a set of Windsor & Newton Inks to go with a set of Derwent watercolor pencils my parents gave me for Christmas. The other day I sat down and began to use the inks and pencils. Let me tell you. I have never been so motivated! I felt myself immerse into an orgasm of creativity. Yes, I am using the big O here-LOL! Fellow artists will know exactly what I am talking about when that happens. It is an extraordinary feeling. An AH HA moment. First, I have always loved the idea of using inks. It just screams of another time to me. I have a beautiful old ink well I purchased years ago, and always imagined who might have used it...the letters that may have come out of it, or perhaps the drawings ;). I've only begun the journey into inks, and watercolor pencils, but I feel it is a relationship that will last a life time. Below are two images. Both are available in my etsy store. The first is called, Where balloons go. I imagine there are children up in heaven just waiting to catch all those lost balloons. The second image is from a series of holiday illustrations I just finished up. Originally, I scanned the original drawing and painted them digitally. This is the pencil original redone in ink and watercolor.