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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sleeping wood nymph

Just for the fun of it, I felt like making a textures piece. So I smothered an old canvas with white gesso and scraped it with a plastic fork. It takes ages to dry, but I luuurve the effect you get, all sort of wood grainy :D
Then I chose a colour combi and used a very wet brush to slop it on...
as soon as it dried the wood nymph showed herself :D
I dripped alcohol inks, and highlighted the figure...
before coating with clear gesso.
Next I used brown and white Stabilo pencil to draw her out...
I thought the ink splats looked like lichen, so I outlined each one with black Eyeball fine liner, and added 3 rub on moths(cos moths like sitting on tree bark)
The frame is reclaimed from an old tv cabinet I trashed. The panel effects on the doors and draws turned out to be plastic, and just popped off to make fabulous ornate frames :D

The moths have lots of details on them ,but the glare from the sun made them look white :S
I was going to save this for Paint Party Friday,but I already have something new for that :D XXX


  1. Gina this is stunning. I love seeing it happen in your step by step photos! love it.

  2. Great painting, Gina! Love the frame!: )

  3. Fab-u-lous!
    Great painting and great recycling for the frame.
    Hugs xx

  4. O I love the texture too, this is always an extra yumminess !! The frame give this piece so much extra depth. Wonderful!!

  5. Amazing Gina ;o) I am in Awwww!!! Everything came together perfectly! It looks stunning!!! Have a terrific day ;o)I am so happy I found your blog ;o)

  6. how do you come up with these things? i'm so anal. this is stunning! great colors!

    hugs :)

  7. WOW! This is amazing! What a beautiful artist you are! xo

  8. Great idea! looks awesome.

  9. Gorgeous work Gina, the texture looks fab as does you recycled frame. :-) xx