Saturday, 28 February 2015

Latest Muse

Going Solo
Australian Trio


These past few days I have been embracing my latest muse. I am using vintage music manuscripts from the 1930's that is really aged. Painting on this with watercolour is a much slower process than on proper watercolour paper because the surface easily lifts back so subsequent strokes take care. I must admit I am really chuffed at how well the paper is accepting the pigment and water and put this down to the type of paper and finish it must have. Not all plain papers would work this way so I am very fortunate to have many sheets of this so my inspiration can run its course, so far I have 5 so a new little series is born "Songs"

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  1. Another series! Such a wonderful idea and these pieces are lovely. I remember you have some music in your background too.

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    1. I enjoy doing a few and calling it a new series Sherry, lots of ideas for this one, you are right I do have a musical background and it feels nice to have some of my old life integrated in my new one

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  2. What a creative idea lorraine! Love your musical muse. This paper adds a happy note to your drawings. :) Happy weekend!

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    1. Thansk Rhonda, even though it is watercolour they seem to be fun compared to using usual WC paper

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  4. The animals are wonderful and the nodes as a background is awesome !

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  5. So clever, and wonderfully executed. I could envision these as book illustrations!

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    1. They do look a bit like little illustrations Terry, something from the past even

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  6. What a great idea!!! I really would have been afraid to put wet media on the pages...glad you gave it a try! These came out perfect!!

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    1. I was a little negative about it even working Joan so was completely surprised at how well this did

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  7. How nice! love the idea and just recently saw an entry into the art show this week ..that reminds me of this... It was very, very large The background was some kind of historical paper.. and a very well done painting of an eagle was rendered on it...
    What an interesting concept... Love these...

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    1. thanks Barbra, it's nice to use a bit of historical elements in a new work

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  8. Lorraine - what a superb theme and idea. This series is sure to be a winner. Your creativity is always so amazing as well as your talent my friend.

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  9. It is a great idea and I love the way the image works in harmony (no pun intended) with the notes.

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    1. Thanks Celia, the aged paper colour seems to suit these and I am wondering how other subjects might look

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  10. A lovely idea and beautifully executed!

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    1. thanks Wendy, I love trying something different

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