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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Eggs and Tulips captured in Gallery Glass - 24"x36" Poster Frame

Now that the Easter season is coming, let's look into Easter and Spring designs. The Easter Egg is a traditional motif that has been treated in a variety of ways. You can find them nestled in colorful baskets, cradled in the hands of the traditional Easter Bunny, or scattered randomly in grassy fields.  But seldom are they more beautifully illustrated than hidden among the leaves of colorful Spring tulips. The colors of the intricately designed eggs seem to have been lifted from the very flower petals themselves. This was a design that I found in a clip art book. The design presented a challenge because it was only shown in black and white. It takes a lot more time to plan out the design if you don't have suggested colors. Even basic steps like deciphering what is leaf and what is background-- is sometimes difficult. But overall, if was an artistic joyride. I was in love with the shapes and arrangement of graphic elements from the moment I laid eyes on it. The egg designs are interesting and the flowers are elegantly drawn.
However, as I often say, "It's even prettier in person." What you can't see is the Hologram glitter that I used in the project. Because I felt like a closeup scene like this would demand a representation of "dew", I liberally sprinkled the glitter paint in many of the elements--flowers, leaves and, of course, the egg detail. I took a picture without light behind it--in hopes that you could see the glitter detail more dramatically. I am often reminded that it takes two photographs to show off a Gallery Glass color scheme. Whatever it takes, right?
Gallery Glass Supplies List :
16008 Kelly Green, 16024 Ivy Green, 16035 Lime Green, 16081 Crystal Clear, 16044 Etching Medium, 16021 Pearl White, 16020 Amber, 16014 Amethyst, 16017 Magenta Royale, 16423 Hot Pink, 16426 Light Brown, 16004 Sunny Yellow, 16455 Sunflower, 16011 Blue Diamond, 17073 Blue Bird, 17077 Lavender, 17052 Fresh Lime, 17051 Lite Green, 16442 Hologram Glitter (edges of petals, leaves and egg details - G), 16076 Liquid Leading, 2797 Black Extreme Glitter (Flower centers), 2794 Emerald Extreme Glitter EG (grassy background).

1 comment:

  1. beautiful as me this almost doesn't look like almost looks like a watercolor painting....the look of the paint is "different" from other GG paintings and I love it!!!!!