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Friday, 23 March 2012

" Thy request,"

I love doing art inspired by quotes. This one was inspired from a scrap of a book page that June MacDonald ( Dezinaworld) sent me in a treasure bag. I believe it is from a poem by Milton, and reads;

"Thick set with agate and azurn sheen
Of turkis blue and emerald green,
That in the channel strayed;
Whilst from off the waters fleet
Thus I set my printless feet
O'er the cowslip's velvet head,
That bends not as I tread.
Gentle swain, at thy request,
I am here! "

So colour palette green and cowslip yellow!
..sponged on blues and green, blobs of yellow dragged out with paintbrush handle... bored waiting for it to dry, and dab off with kitchen paper :D...
add quote torn from page, and start to build face of the water goddess that you have summoned.
Define image using dark blue and green stabilo pencils.
I wanted more depth, so I dug out some old blank jigsaw pieces( for she is puzzled as to what you want of her lol)
...and painted them to match the background...
looked boring, so I doodled, and added blue inktense arounnd the pieces and doodles for more structure.
Then I got busy with pearlescent paint, a stippling brush and some funky rubber mesh stuff Tee Thompson sent me :D
....and after picking out the tiny splodges with a permanent marker, I added a few stickles to the "bubble" areas.
some close ups to show the soft shimmeriness :D
I am linking this piece to the PAINT PARTY FRIDAY post
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. This is beautiful, Gina! I love that texture and color combo. :)

  2. This is really beautiful Gina and so creative. Love all the different elements you used.

  3. Awesome ~ created well ~ love it ~ very unique too ~thanks, wishing you a great weekend ~ namaste, carol ^_^

  4. Lovely artwork Gina - beautiful quote and gorgeous image and colours.
    Hugs xx

  5. Great inspiration. I love seeing the step by step process in creating the piece.

  6. Yes, definitely a wonderful painting with an exquisite interpretation of the poem. Greetings

  7. I love this poem and your interpretation of it is gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful poem to go with an equally beautiful piece of artwork. Love the inclusion of the jigsaw pieces. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  9. Wow, beautiful. I love seeing your process and I am so glad that you took a photo of it showing the depth of your work with the puzzle pieces. Very nice. Happy PPF!

  10. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing the steps =) Kathryn

  11. Gina, I love, love, love her!!!! The items you create, you put so much into them! A++++

  12. this is great and I loved seeing each step... and there is such depth in the finished piece and it is great to see exactly how you achieved it... love it..xx

  13. Wow, what a great illustration of that piece of poetry, and it looks like you maybe had just the tiniest bit of fun working on it.

  14. So fantastic, such a wonderful page. Love the colors and all the jigsaw pieces.

  15. Thank you for sharing the process, loved seeing it. Supercreative!

  16. Wow, this is soooooo cool, I love how you showed us the steps! The poem is beautiful and I love the title header sentiment of your blog too! Deb

  17. this is sooooo lovely! Especially I like the puzzle- and the bubble-pieces with its sparkeling and the yellow rays...wonderful!!

  18. so great to see all the steps! love the colors too!! hope you have a great week!

  19. This turned out wickedly awesome. And I just last week used puzzle pieces in a piece too! fun stuff!