January 09, 2012

courage...

I just finished the newest addition to the Dragonfly Girls.
Here's Courage.
9"x12" ink and watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
She will be matted on a painted or collaged canvas. I want to try a couple new ways to mount these paintings. Please share any ideas you have. The gloss and texture are lost if put behind glass.
I need to learn how to take a photo that will show the layers and textures.

The other day I was playing in my Picasa folders and deleted my Blogger Avitar on accident. So some of you may see a black triangle with a white exclamation point as an avitar next to comments to your posts ...yep that's me and that's what happens when you delete your Blogger Avitar in Picasa.
Another learning experience!

Have a Marvelously Courageous Monday!

9 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

What a nice addition to the dragonfly series.

Happy Monday!

Li said...

I've done the missing avatar thing :-)
I can't remember if I asked you this, but have you ever done a dragonfly in mosaic or stained glass?

Diane said...

Another beautiful piece--Love how you're spreading your wings!
If you can figure out how to reveal more texture in photos--let me know--I have this problem too!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love this art work ~ am not sure how you would protect this without glass ~ i have been wondering the same thing ~ about something I am creating ~ let me know if you find a way ~ Great work ~ glad you are back at it again ~ Happy New Year to you ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

Gregg said...

And to think I can't even draw a straight line. You indeed have talent. What a marvelous way to magnify the glorious nature of our majestic God!

Heather Henry said...

Hi Robin,
I'm so excited to see this series, you are really spreading your wings. She is a fantastic addition to your dragonfly girls. Yay! I think it's cool that you are playing with new ways to display them too. It's always fun to explore. She is lovely.
Have a terrific day! :) Big hugs to you!

Magic Love Crow said...

She is gorgeous!! I find by taking my pictures outside in natural light, it really shows all the detail! It's hard, when it's this time of year, no sun! LOL! Have a great day!

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Whimsy Girl! Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words. Have a wonderful week!

Hi Li! You've done the missing avatar thing too? Oh good, I'm not alone :) You had asked me before about stained glass, which I have no idea how to do, but the mosaic tile would be fun to try...hmmmmm....thanks for getting me thinking.

Hi Diane! You are so sweet. I'm going to keep on trying until I can get that really thick glazed texture to show up and then I will definitely let you know how to do it, unless of course you figure it out before I do :)

Hi Carol and oh-so-cute Zoe! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and I will share with you any ways I discover. I still have three girls that need to be matted somehow so I will be trying with them. So far the best has been to collage onto canvas with gloss gel medium and seal it all once it is finished. Happy New Year to you also my friend!

Hi Gregg! Thank you so much! And believe me I cannot draw a straight line either. I want to start doing some of the Dragonfly Girls with scripture quotes too.

Hi Heather! Thank you...as always you are there encouraging me along my path! You have a terrific week and big hugs right back to you!

Hi My Crow Friend! Thank you and I have never taken my pictures outside. I try to use natural light near the windows but yes it is hard this time of year. I will try that. Thanks again for the tip. And you have a wonderful week!

Sandra said...

So lovely. It would be cool to see her mounted on a collage canvas... I love collage.

As for photographing to show more texture. I have found that if I take an angle shot from a low side view it reveals the different layers and textures more then a head on shot. I've noticed other artists use this technique on etsy. Hope this helps.

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