View Full Version : Late Ones- Feb 24 Zebras/ Nov 9 Wisteria

03-02-2013, 10:55 PM
:wave: Not sure if I will be able participate in my own WDE but I will try tomorrow. It took me 2 days to do Crias's zebras from Sharrons last WDE (Feb 24) because my ribs are messed up badly and I can only sit a few minutes at a time. It is watercolors and intense pencils, 10" X 20".


The other is from OldRockChick Lin's Nov.9th WDE when I couldn't get anything to upload on here. ( FB friends have seen it I think.)
16" X 20" fluid acrylics and torn paper collage on canvas.


Thanks for looking. Li

03-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Oooooohhhhhhh, I LIKE!!! Both are lovely. I like the pink on the zebras' underbellies. The second piece is gorgeous!! I had to reread and look to figure out what medium it was. It comes across almost as an optical illusion (the dark bottem is 3d like-how did you create that effect? So cool...). Love your creativity here. Now I have to try to find time to try collage- you have inspired me girlfriend!!:clap::cool:
About those ribs, I hope you feel back to your old self real soon. We NEED your pictures! I always look forward to your wet canvas offerings...:D

03-02-2013, 11:27 PM
Thanks Paintboss. The dark bg on the collage is layed. I painted a canvas a medium aqua color, let dry. Then rolled on fluid Phthalo Green and glazing medium over the whole thing. Then lifted that off (immediately) with a crumpled plastic bag. Some of the cut papers were transparent and some opaque so it looks more 3D.
Ribs will be fine in 4-6 weeks. Can't rush them. Thanks for the comments.


03-02-2013, 11:51 PM
I love both of these, vaguely remember the collage. What kind of paper? Love the BG with the zebra, you did an excellent job on their bodies. Hope you find a non-painful activity until you heal. Guess the boys are bored.


03-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Thanks for describing your process. I wondered if you had used the plastic bag/seran wrap method. It was very effective.
Oh dear, sounds like you are feeling rough and with ribs you do have to be careful. Its a good thing you can do a little art, take a break, do a little more, etc. Take it easy.

03-03-2013, 01:07 AM
Love the zebras but those wisteria are simply beautiful. Sorry to hear you have an injury, it sounds very painful. Take it easy and heal quickly.

03-03-2013, 01:17 PM
Both paintings are very good Li love the zebras
I do not know what is wrong with your ribs I once broke two ribs in a motrobike accident couldn't find comfortable position to sleeep So I didn't for a few days then got tired or a bit better and was able to sleep
Hope you feel better soon

03-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Love them both, Li!! The color in the collage is out of this world magnificent!!

Hope your ribs are improving. :)

03-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Thank you for the generous comments. Hope to participate in my own WDE in the next day. Cheers, Li

03-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Wow!! Both are gorgeous Li! The colors around the zebras just ZING!

03-04-2013, 01:13 AM
Love those zzzzzzebras :)

03-04-2013, 07:24 AM
...these are both fabulous, really love the zebras, great light up under their bellies, flower collage style is tops as well, brillo...

03-04-2013, 09:47 AM
excellent on both, and I didn't hear what happened to your ribs????? oww

the zebras are wonderful
the wysteria is magic

03-04-2013, 09:56 AM
Wow. These are both exceptional! Wish I could do such great work even without a handicap. I sure hope you heal those ribs. They are difficult bones to heal, it is impossible to stop moving entirely.

03-04-2013, 10:57 AM
Love your colorful zebras. The longer I look, the more colors I see. Makes for greater interest than b&w.

The wisteria is outstanding as well. It must have taken some time to lay out all those little petals and your color choices there are excellent. Kudos on both.

03-04-2013, 12:48 PM
LOve them both but the wisteria is my favourite! Hope your ribs heal fast:)

03-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Thanks for all the healing wishes. Ribs take time ( a month or two) but getting better every day. For those asking, I did a light motherwash of yellows, pinks and purples on the paper before I started the zebras, that's why you see the colors within them. Thanks for the generous comments.