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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Faerie folk

OMG!!! Just upgraded blogger and near scared myself to death making this post :( I'm sure I'll get used to it but got way confused when adding pics:S
Anyhoo, this weeks theme at The Butterfly Effect is Fairies...t'would be rude not to enter really :D
And Amy has posted a really fun video tutorial , Batik style wax resist technique!

So working in my Tyvek journal, I used Gauche paints to make a green base for my image...
and blotted with kitchen paper to get a nice textured surface
before making a brief out line sketch and dripping wax onto it.
Next I built up layers of yellow and purple and green.
After, melting the wax off again(layers of kitchen paper/newspaper and cool iron) I started adding detail to the figures and spots
I am enjoying working in a very loose style lately, which I am choosing to liken to impressionism (though I could be wrong lol)
I love the way the "drops" have a "solidity" about them.
Of course, being a Faerie, she needed wings, but I wanted to give an air of suspicion to the page, so I have given only a hint of their existence
So you tell me...is she protecting or stealing this human child?
Or is she a loving parent, shielding her offspring from a sudden downpour?

I will also be linking this page to Journal Journey's for their theme "April showers" 
Enjoy :D XXX
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14 comments:

  1. Fabulous piece and FYI I had the same problem when I upgraded to the new blogger, in fact I avoided it for a while!

    Kathyk

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    1. I've been avoiding it all week lol, but rummaging round I found you can change back in settings, but I'm going to try it out for a bit :D

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  2. I can't tell which, but what seems obvious is that the child projects a sense of being safe--sometimes.

    An, like Kathyk, I nearly peed my undies when I upgraded to the new Blogger interface lol

    I've been using it for a couple of weeks, and it still looks freaky to me. It wish it wasn't so light. Don't they realize that I'm half-blind? *sigh*

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    1. New blogger is a bit minimalist for me too, and it automatically set word verification. Took me ages to find how to switch it off lol :D

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  3. Love the piece - a real sense of depth - not just in the colors - but in the image there is a sense of a lot going on.

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  4. I always love the texture your pieces have. :) Fairies look fantastic!

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  5. Gina this is so awesome! And beautiful!
    I think it is protecting feelings, not kidnapping but then again, with fairies, you never know! heheheh
    Thanks for sharing the WIPs of this beautiful piece!

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  6. Great piece!!!!!! Loves watching the process!

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  7. Gina, you are brave to try out the new blogger! I am too scared too! Your new piece is gorgeous! I love all the techniques you use! I think she is protecting the human child ;o)

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  8. Another wonderful painting, great background. I would say she's protecting the child.

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  9. Oh how wonderful I love how you have used the wax on this page to create rain. Thank you for joining in this month with Journal Journey's

    Love Dawn xx

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  10. of course she is protecting this little human...his pose shows that he voluntarily goes along...the batik dots are amazing and I love the green along with the violet!

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  11. She does look strong and formidable....definately a protector! Love the colors and emotion in this piece :)

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