Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Write It Down"

($40.00....6" x 6"...mounted on a 1/*' depth clayboard panel)

"Write it down in rich color and say it with love." There is always something special about a handwritten sentiment as opposed to e-mail or other social networking. February is a perfect month to express your love sentiment by writing it down.

This piece has an image of my favorite glass pen. I purchased it at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It has gold dichro glass intertwined with rich brown and purple glass. So using special images like this in your art work makes it more meaningful. And those of you who are in love with Walnut Ink should try the crystals. They are much richer than the bottled Walnut Ink. Just add a bit of water to a small portion and let it sit for awhile and you will be amazed at the difference in the two types of Ink.

These photo was enriched to the max. Before printing it on Arches Text Wove, I created a monoprint with Walnut Ink. After drying, the print was made and sprayed with acrylic coating. From there gesso was applied followed by soft pastels and then collage. When creating these types of pieces sometimes the central focus of your image can become too faded. All you need to do is print out another copy on regular print paper and adhere it over the original.  This will cause that particular image to stand out more than the others and become the real focus.  Just something else to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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