Saturday, July 21, 2007

Another new painting


Well, yesterday I finished the watercolor painting of a crane. It was more difficult than I had thought because I'd never really worked with white before. It was difficult to keep the white yet get enough shading in. For this piece, I cut the bird out and collaged it onto a background that I did. The background is on watercolor paper. I first collaged oriental text, layer of watered down gesso, layer of glaze, stamped large text in gesso, layer of glaze, another bit of glaze here and there of the Payne's Gray, and then used some heavy bodies payne's gray to finish it up around the edges... mixed a little glaze medium in spots to blend it. I'm happy with the outcome. This piece is also 5x7.

13 comments:

primdollie said...

Wow sorry wasn't around for the opinion on the little humming bird but I see you certainly didn't need any help it is lovely and the crane is simply stunning as well!! your work is fabulous!! and love the Art Unraveled name tag too very nice work!! hope the wrist is better!!!! that is not fun!!
Hugs Linda

christy grant said...

Another gorgeous piece! Audubon look out! (Actually, I like yours better). :)

Joanne Huffman said...

Of course you're happy with the results. This is absolutely stunning! The background is rich in texture and color and fits perfectly with the crane. Your watercolors are astoundingly beautiful, Angie. You truly have a gift.
Joanne

Dani D said...

very fabulous - love it

Di ;) said...

Another winner, Angie. The shading around the outside frame fits the crane beautifully!

Darya said...

Simply GORGEOUS, Angie!

Darya

Lorri Scott said...

Fabulous Angie!!.

This is truly your calling! Don't stop painting.

Lorri

Maija said...

Angie, you create the prettiest birds I have ever seen!!!! Of course, I've probably told you that a thousand times before!

tejae said...

This piece is just FABULOUS. I love the contrast between the background and the bird. I also love all the texture going on. Insspires me to want to get out my easel and paints! :)

shirleymcc said...

Incredible!!! The background is gorgeous, too.

Wabbit said...

Ang, OMG, this is simply wonderful. There really aren't enolugh words. This is stunning. You are SO talented. HUGS, Marilyn

linda t said...

Oh my goodness! Angie, you blow me away with your talent! I'm just thrilled to know you... to be able to say one day "that I knew you before you became internationally known and famous!"
Cuz look out! It's a comin!

kathy mc said...

This is gorgeous!