Monday, 15 July 2013

The end of the summer of color.


Fernande

 It's the final week of the Summer of color :(

The final color combination is Sepia and sage, oh no I thought, that is just not me! I then started to think about my trip to Florence and Pisa earlier in the year. I saw some fabulous fresco's

 I loved them so much!!


These ones were in Pisa. I took so many photograph's!!


So I did like the colour combo! I just had to choose a classical type of image to use the colours.




I used some watercolour paper to make my background using layers of paper.


I then added a thick layer of gesso over the papered layers


Gave my Italian lady a face. I used a thick layer of copper acrylic paint for her hair and scratched through to the base paper.

For the ferns I used fern napkins which I tore up and stuck down around my figure.
fern napkins
  So my final piece for the summer of color is 'Fernande'

Fernande
The summer of color has been challenging and yet fun thanks so much to Kristin at twinkle twinkle for hosting such a great party!

Also linking up to Glue it Tuesday

33 comments:

  1. Wow!! what a breathtaking and beautiful piece of art! She is so ethereal and peaceful..so deeply magical too..the colors , the softness and textures are sublime! Your art always stirs my soul and sparks my spirit! So wonderful to see your process unfold..such excitement in the reveal! Love your precious photos..very special!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  2. Your classical lady is gorgeous. Love how you used the colors. I allmost I liked her even more without the ferns, that pale blue color is beautiful. Love her eyes as well.
    xx

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  3. I love your lady-especially her hair!

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  4. she's so very beautiful and I can definitely see the Italian influence!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! This is GORGEOUS! I loved seeing your process, thoughts AND art! I'm sad that SOC is ending too...

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  6. I feel this is truly inspired the frescos you shared!
    I have enjoyed the them in Florence as well and they are magnificent.
    Loved the way this piece evolved stage by stage, making the background more and more intricate such that the lady pops put so beautiful!
    Very well done!

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  7. I love your lady - a wonderful picture!! And thanks for showing the way you did it.
    Best, Beate

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  8. I like how you interpreted this week's SOC colors. I was impressed with your process, too. Since I can't draw, I'm always impressed when someone can make a face as lovely as your lady's. And those ferns were the added bonus in a true mixed media piece.

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  9. Lovely! She kind of looks like you. :)

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  10. thank you for sharing the technique and your wonderful results, Hugs Annette x

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  11. morag, i am smiling - at fernande *and* the frescoes. oh how i love frescoes! and women hiding in ferns... : )

    xoxo

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  12. OH such gorgeous photos from your trip! and love that you have shown your steps on the way to a BEAUTY of a piece!

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  13. Wow, this is beautiful. Your color combo and technique worked beautifully. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  14. Just beautiful, I love your inspiration, thanks so much for those pictures - she turned out so lovely, with a wonderful aged feel to her.

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  15. your piece is beautiful - as pretty as a fresco! I love to use paper towels in my artwork. It's such a nice texture. {:-Deb

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  16. Thank you for your lovely comment on my ink sea, the ink I am using iS FW acrylic ink, Daler Rowney, I used turquoise.
    I love this beautiful face, and the techs you have used all gorgeous!....X

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  17. Italy is an inspiring place. We breathe art there. Your work is gorgeous!

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  18. Love your art! Thank you for stopping by my blog and I will surely be visiting yours often!

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  19. such beautiful use of this colour combination, I'm starting to really like it.

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  20. What is NOT to love about her??. Oh wow, she looks like a fairy already :). Gorgeous copper hair!

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  21. I absolutely love your work of art! Your lady is so beautiful, and I love her hair, too! And thanks for sharing your wonderful photos from Florence and Pisa, too1

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  22. Love, love your Italian woman Fernande! Wonderful idea and doing with amazing colors ♥

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  23. Your Italian Lady is a masterpiece as is your mermaid. Congratulations on sale. I, too am drawn to the endlessly fascinating faces. Yours are delightful. The care, thought and creativity comes together in all of your pieces.

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  24. I was the same as you but as I am seeing all the gorgeous sepia paintings, yours included, I have embraced it more..this is so incredibly serene and lovely!! Good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. I know that you've already gotten a lot of wows but wow,she is fantastic-I love her. I'm so happy you thought to go in this direction with the colors

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  26. Oh my gosh! Thank you for sharing all your photos, how amazing to see them in person! Wow. And your piece is lovely, thank you for talking through the steps you undertook, I loved hearing about other people's processes. :)

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  27. Oh this is beautiful! Love the girl and the ferns!

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