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lady-j
09-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Hi all.....

I'm new to this site. I found many references to it on the artistsnetwork site and thought I'd check it out :) I'm posting a pen&ink stippling that I finished a few months ago. I thought they were orchids....but I was told by another artist that they are actually Peruvian lilies. The size is 11x14. I used the Staedtler pigment liners for this.....black, sizes .01, .03 and .05 . Crits and comments most welcome. ;)

Jess

kmb_art
09-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Beautiful and very well done. I hope we get to see more of your work in the near future.:)

ranunkel
09-03-2007, 10:41 AM
Amazing art work.
I also hope you will post more of your art here :)

Rose Queen
09-03-2007, 10:54 AM
Actually, although they're commonly called Peruvian lilies, they are neither Peruvian nor lilies. The botanical name is alstromeria, but whatever you call them, you've done a simply gorgeous job of rendering them! Slap a frame on this one! :thumbsup:



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billmahler
09-03-2007, 11:32 AM
Jess
Lovely work. You can get a full image, rather than the thumbnail by clicking that yellow image box and following the directions from there.

Katherine T
09-03-2007, 12:06 PM
I can see the full image Bill. :confused:

I never knew alstromeria were called Peruvian Lillies.

Your work is really lovely. I really like pen and ink work and I have a great admiration for anybody who can do it the stippling technique as I'm afraid I have a strong urge to scribble.

What sort of surface is this on?

Fozbot
09-03-2007, 02:43 PM
Hi Jess and welcome to WetCanvas and the new floral/botanical forum! your alstromeria are stunning. incredible detail! stippling artists never cease to amaze me. the patience it must take to create in this way seems astounding to me. i look forward to seeing more of your work.:)

lady-j
09-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Wow! Thanks for the welcome everyone :) Unfortunately, when I started this picture, I made the decidon to do it in a large sketchbook. So it's just on regular paper. 4 months into it....I was REALLY sorry!! So from now on, my projects are all done on Bainbridge board. I WAS actually told that the flowers were called Alstromeria or Peruvian Lilies. I thought from that comment that they were both the same. When I'm brave enough to try to get it out of the sketchbook....I'll definitely frame it :)

Jess

Laura D
09-03-2007, 04:57 PM
Welcome to Wet Canvas! Jess. I am amazed, this is wonderful, your patience, wow. I agree with your decision to only work on quality grounds, I've made the same mistake (three times actually, shame on me!)

Alstroemeria was named for an 18th century botanist: Baron Klas von Alstroemer. It is know as Peruvian Lily as well as Lily of the Incas and Princess Lily. They are perinneals and can be heavy bloomers. They are a favorite of florists as they are a long lasting flower... the number of blossoms per stem also "fill" a lot of space. Here are some nice photos (http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/16729/).

gurleygirl
09-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Stunning work!
Tracey

Ranger Dan
09-03-2007, 08:02 PM
Wonderful work, Jess! I hope you will find your way over to pen & ink and cross-post this one there!

debsn2paintn
09-05-2007, 03:21 PM
One word- Amazing!

C_Line
09-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Ditto to all the amazings & welcome to WC!

pancho
09-06-2007, 02:08 AM
Awesome! Very detailed piece...how long did you make that?

lady-j
09-06-2007, 07:37 AM
Thanks again! :)

Pancho....it took almost 4 months to complete. But I tend to work slow and I didn't have the time to work on it every day. Now that my daughter is in kindergarten, I should have 2 1/2 hours of free time everyday to devote to my projects.

Jess

Zarathustra
09-06-2007, 08:33 AM
I wouldn't have guessed pen and ink, no wonder it took 4 months to complete!! You must be sick of dots. :) The results are really marvelous.

lady-j
09-07-2007, 12:03 PM
Thanks Zarathustra....

I DO get sick of the dots. I usually take a few months off between stippling projects....during which time I like to explore other mediums. (Currently oil pastels.) Did you take all those Paris photos yourself? They are just gorgeous!!

Jess

pancho
09-07-2007, 08:40 PM
I admire your perseverance to finish it that long but yeah kids can't take all your time. I have one daughter too going to school and yes time is scarce and I sometime freaked out!

Hope to see more of your works.

Janet

pancho
09-07-2007, 08:42 PM
I admire your perseverance to finish it that long but yeah kids can't take all your time. I have one daughter too going to school and yes time is scarce and I sometime freaked out!

Hope to see more of your works.

Janet

midcoast
09-07-2007, 10:17 PM
Nice! Wow, you have A LOT more patience than I do.

Nancy

Zarathustra
09-08-2007, 04:48 AM
Hi Jess. lol - a holiday from dots, I think that's the only sane way to tackle such a project.
They are my Paris photos. I'm currently planning on my move over to the city next spring. :)

marionh
09-08-2007, 02:52 PM
Lovely work. Ditto to all the comments above.
Alstomera are also called 'poor mans orchids'.