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Archive for June 22nd, 2007

Restraint Experienced

Painting by Amy Ross

Let me say this was an experiment and it took a couple of tries, but I am pleased with results.
I recently saw the painting above by artist Amy Ross. She had painted a cone flower. The center of the flower looked normal but on second glimpse a small bird’s beak was seen. How clever is that! What first drew me to the image was the wonderful tones of white, tan and greyed greens that you see in her painting.

So this is what I set out to achieve. I settled on SU Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the image very lightly in Barely Banana. I used a combination of Copic and Tria (Panatone) alcohol markers. The alcohol markers flow so beautifully, never leaving the tell tale over strikes of color. The Copic colorless blender pen is the finishing touch . I very carefully choose the colors and they were more numerous that you would believe. The second layer of the card is SU Mellow moss and the sentiment is also SU stamped in Palette Noir ink.

So how close did I come? Amy Ross- I am not, but oh, she is an inspiration!

Note on Amy Ross: She is a well published artist with a wealth of Biblical training. Most of the animals she works into her art are from the Bible. A google search is well worth a look. You will truly be amazed at her work.

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