Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Memories of Winter
What can i say, this is such a beautiful card, it doesn't need words!
Vivien's use of mixed media is always so inspiring! She tells me, this was started back in the winter as a demo for one of the classes she tutors. The first frostings of snow, done in oil with a palette knife on brown card. She then finished it off a couple of weeks ago on a scorching hot day "a nice antidote to cool me down" as she put it.
All the veil of colour on top of the white is coloured pencil. It's really lovely. No other medium lets you produce such delicate interweaving. I am definitely inspired to pick up my pencils again. I had no real idea one could get such effect over oil paint.
Thank you Vivien, it's such a wonderful mix of composition and colour. I think it will look rather good framed and on my wall!