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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The GoA

Since this is a backlogged scroll I don't mind sharing it here. It's about to be mailed off the get signed then handed to its rightful owner but first it gets its screen debut.

Since I struggle with acanthus leaves I wanted to push myself to get on with doing more. I tend to stick with what I know for a really long time before I step out of the box.  I love the look of the florally stuff but I suck at shading so much I really tend to shy away from it completely. I am okay with how this turned out but I feel I still have a really long way to go.

The stats:
Paper is heavy pergamenata, white
Paints are gouache and water colour
Oak-gall ink scabiosa from Boesner
sugar and gum arabic gesso with transfer gold leaf
metal nib dip pen nib size 1.5


Ari said...

The acanthus leaves are lovely!

Racaire said...

...and I love your hand! - hopefully mine will be so beautiful one day!!

Melisende Fitzwalter said...

Very lovely!

Nerissa said...

very nice work!