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!

10 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Vivien is ace at mixed media - this one is gorgeous!

Bridget Hunter said...

I agree - and its only when you see Vivien's cards close up you appreciate the work involved. Stunning colours in the sky.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Beautiful!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Can't see my earlier comment anywhere, but this beautiful mixed media work is just as stunning on the second and third viewing.

Your mixed media is incredibly inspiring, Vivien.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Gorgeous Vivien! I'm amazed to see coloured pencil layered on top of the oils? Is it normal coloured pencils...or rather oils sticks? It looks so great!
Ronelle

Pat said...

Lovely Vivian, and very cooling. This will help the next time I work in my garden and need to cool down before I do my sketchercise sketch. Love the fine line weaving the color.

vivien said...

thanks everyone :>)

I don't think the cp's would 'stick' with oils on canvas - but this is on card it does. The cp's I used were Polychromos and Lyra - oil based.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

ay yes, it makes sense, the oil based polychromes..
R

Albrecht Rissler said...

May I guess Vivien? Do you admire Andrew Wyeth's images of winter scenes as I do?

Felicity said...

Gorgeous use of colours - as always, Vivien!

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