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Lady Grey
01-12-2002, 03:46 PM
Hi :)
Greetings from Poland. I'm Lady Grey and I want to present you a piece of my work. It's called "Fall" and is a part of a picture series "Four seasons" I'm currently working on. It's quite simple, so I hope you are not going to throw me out for posting children doodles :D The tree shape was cut out wrom paper and the background is made in ink. Unfortunately, the scan doesn't do justice to the shades of ink and dimensions of the picture.
I'm really looking forward to become a member of your community - I was looking around here and I like this place very much.
Lady Grey
PS: Hopefully you will excuse my English - I don't have many opportunities to practice and make awfull mistakes.

sassybird
01-12-2002, 09:45 PM
First off let me welcome you to the wetcanvas family, Lady Grey:)
We have a great group of people here, and some very talented members.

What a delightful piece. What were the mediums you used? You mentioned that the background was ink and that you cut out and layed paper over it. I am intrigued by the texture you achieved. I hope that you show the other pieces in the series as you complete them. Also what size is the piece?

Lady Grey
01-13-2002, 05:03 PM
:) Thank you for your appreciation. The size of the whole work is 18 x 25 cm (about 7,09 x 9,84 inches) and the the part that was cut out is 10 x15 cm ( 3,94 x 5,91 "). I took thick Canson paper that is usually used for chalk or pastel drawing - the color is black cherry (it is not easily seen on the scan). I cut out the tree shape. Then I took Canson watercolor paper "Montval Torchon" - with "snowy" surface and painted the background using "Winsor & Newton" ink - peat brown. I wanted it to be "rough" and "elegant" at the same time, so I didn't use any brush but a very simple tool - sharp-pointed matches. I achived differend shades simply pressing the match a bit harder to the surface. Then I took both parts and sticked them together - but not very thight - so it is in a way a 3-dimensional work. Also, if the light source is above the work the part that was cut out casts funny shades on the background.
I attached a close up of the background - so You can see how it was done.
Lady Grey

Gisela
01-13-2002, 06:11 PM
Hi Lady Grey and Welcome! :clap:

I think that it's a lovely piece. I enjoy the perspective and the background gives it a wonderful texture. I hope you will share the rest of the series with us.

Gisela

Thumper
01-13-2002, 08:12 PM
This is very fun. I love the stained glass effect with the branches. I welcome you to wet canvas, you'll have a great time here, before long you'll be very addicted, but in a good way.
Joc

P.S You're english is wonderful ;)

CarlyHardy
01-14-2002, 12:11 AM
Lady Grey, again, welcome to Wet Canvas. I'm so glad you posted some of your artwork.

This piece has a wonderful perspective. I feel like I'm the tree when I look at it...lifting branches up to the sky...and the background becomes a symphonic melody orchestrated by the wind, the rain and the light! Very effective!

carly

sassybird
01-14-2002, 05:53 AM
Lady Grey, thank you for sharing your process on this piece. It is quite an unusual combination of mediums that work so well together. I enjoy learning new techniques an mediums.

I believe you will have a good response to your series. Do you plan to put them up for sale or keep them in your collection? Sometimes I find when I am finished with a work that I can not let it go for awhile. I have one painting I have held onto for over 20 yrs, and don't know if I will ever give it away or sell it. Too much of me is in it.

I would also like to compliment you on your english. You speak/write very well. I know from working with english as a second language students that our language is difficult to master with all our tenses, words that are spelled the same with different meanings etc.... Pat yourself on the back for your accomplishment:clap: :clap:

Lady Grey
01-14-2002, 03:32 PM
Thank You all veeeery much !
Gisela - You bet I will share the rest of the series with You :evil:
Joc - I think I'm already addicted to this place - there is so much knowledge here and people are very nice and .. is't just a heaven for somebody like me :D
Carly - Have You ever considered to become a poet or a writer? I love Your description of my work :) And also - thank you very much for your last article about watercolors - it's a great idea and I think I gonna try it very soon.
Sassybird - I've never thought about selling my works - Do you really think somebody would actually buy it ? I draw and paint just for fun and most of my works go to my friends or I leave them at home. Maybe I should think it over - the articles in "Art Businnes" channel are very encouraging.
Thank you guys :)
Lady Grey
PS: "Summer" is on it's way - i think I will finish it this week :cool:

colorme
01-14-2002, 06:43 PM
welcome to wetcanvas, I love this piece :)!

Rose Queen
01-14-2002, 07:09 PM
Let me add my own welcome to WetCanvas to that of the others, Lady Grey! I love your piece. It especially reminds me of Aboriginal Australian work, because they use lots of dotted backgrounds, almost a sort of pointillism.

And, yes, I think you should definitely explore selling your work! Definitely keep posting here, because we'd like to see more of your work! And if you're up in the early morning hours (your time), please come join us in the chatroom so we can 'meet' you!



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RWeller
01-14-2002, 07:11 PM
Oh wow, I'm very impressed. Your use of negative space is very nice.

sassybird
01-14-2002, 09:08 PM
Lady Grey, I believe all artists struggle with that, "Is it good enough," stigma. The best thing you can do is show your work in small shows that are open to artists and see what happens. Do this as often as you can. You style is very pleasing, and if your family and friends love it then you have to believe that others will too, others with money in their pockets:D

Lady Grey
01-15-2002, 03:06 PM
thanx again
:)
About the chatroom - I would love to chat with you, but I think I'm not gonna make it - your 8 PM is my 2 AM :D Do you also chat at weekends and let's say about 5-6 PM your time ??? It would be 11-12 PM my time - quite good time for chatting :) I would love to "meet" you closer - I've just started exploring wetcanvas and I'm fascinated by it - but i need more time to "make my self at home".
Lady Grey
PS: My "Summer" is almost finished :-)

Rose Queen
01-15-2002, 03:25 PM
Yes, we do chat on weekends and you might find folks around at that time. Actually, you should try chat any time that's convenient for you, because there are many WC members in Europe who may be chatting at times when those of us in the U.S. are asleep. There's also the Australia/New Zealand contingent, who chat at all hours. So, c'mon in!



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joemajury
01-16-2002, 07:44 PM
and also the description, I LOVE seeing different mediums from around the world, and believe that all of us has so much to learn from each other, I dont think your doodles are childish, different YES, childish - definately not, you have a lot to teach us.
best wishes

Joe
;) ;)

Lady Grey
01-17-2002, 03:21 PM
Rose Queen - thank you for info - I will definitively try to drop in :)
Joe - I think I will be the part that will learn more :D Actually I coud make a "report" about making my "cutouts" with some photos - if somebody would be interested in reading it. Sorry for stupid question but can any member of Wet Canvas submit an article ??
Lady Grey

arlene
01-18-2002, 12:50 PM
lady grey,

you might even want to consider coming into chat around 8AM your time...believe me there are those who go till the sun comes up in the morning. :)

Rose Queen
01-18-2002, 04:13 PM
I think anybody can submit an article, Lady Grey. Why don't you contact the moderator for the forum you would be posting the article in for more information and assistance?



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Leaflin
01-19-2002, 03:51 PM
Hi Lady Grey :)
Welcome to WetCanvas :D
Your work is wonderful and I look forward to seeing more.

AriadneArts
01-26-2002, 03:06 AM
Just lovely, Lady Grey!

The "eddy" patterns in the concentric circles of points remind me of Van Gogh's stars in "Starry Night," only kinder and gentler. I feel protected by the tree as I look up through the branches to the sky. It's so peaceful...... And the perspective is at once dramatic and serene.:clap: