Sunday, February 17, 2013

elsē, hymn, & melusina

'elsē' ~  watercolors, gouache and oil pastels on old book page, approx. 4" x 6"

elsē is the name of a character in the book this page was taken from.  in fact, on the back of the page the title of the chapter is 'elsē's story'.  what i liked about this side of the page is the flower that you can just see in the area of her nose and eye...

she's been sprayed with a protective fixative...

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' hymn' ~ colored pencils and graphite on dura-lar, 4" x 6"

the words on the side of this piece are from a song by a.a. bondy titled 'i can see the pines are dancing'.  they read:

this is a hammer.
this is a hymn.
this is a match to a ball of lies.
this is the beauty.
these are the stars raining down from the sky.

in my mind every painting is a hymn, a hammer and a match...

a picture of the piece without white paper behind it, so you can see it this way.  i like leaving the dura-lar (a synthetic surface that's great for colored pencils) translucent so you can choose what to put the piece over.  and i like that everything changes when it's not against white.  she'll come with a piece of 4" x 6" white paper, though...


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'melusina and the rose' ~ watercolors, goauche, colored pencils and graphite on 'colourfix' paper, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

melusina the wild girl, with her precious rosebud...

she's painted on 'colourfix' paper, which is a rough paper used primarily for soft pastels, so that's the texture you see.  it's not easy to photograph!  i just can't seem to capture her in pics; she's quite soft and not harsh as she appears here...

she's been sprayed with a protective fixative.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pieces Lynne. I love the softness of the last piece.


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