Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Gathering the Morning Dew" Fine Art Miniature - from the Wood Nymph Series

Since I created the last two works using the figure as a "Wood Nymph", I wanted to continue with that theme in miniature format. This first one, also done in graphite on Dura-lar Matte film, has colored pencil on the underside of the film for wing and body color. There are some acrylic touches on the front on the wings and the on dew drop. The wings have a layer of Golden Interference Violet (fine) on them as well as some gold to add sparkle. Being a miniature, you can hold the work in your hands and when you look at it in different angles, the wings will change color. The dew that she is reaching for is actually lighter in the work than what I see here on my screen. There is a very bright highlight on the left side of the dew drop. I'm not sure why that section didn't scan as well as the rest, but it views much better in reality.

Gathering the Morning Dew © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I've had a lot of fun with these figures and have another one I am working on. I will post it as soon as it's finished. It will be the same size and done in the same way. I hope to submit both of these to the gift shop as part of the UNCLAD show. If not, they will be submitted to one of the upcoming miniature shows. Both will be 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" matted and framed in a simple 5" x 5" black frame. I hope you enjoy seeing the work and reading about the process of it's creation. If you live near, do try to see the UNCLAD show at Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, WA. There will be a catalog of the work in the show and my two will be included. You can check out the work in the show, now online at UNCLAD's website and you can also "like" them on Facebook! Thanks for taking the time to read this.


AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my goodness! This is my favorite of them all, Barb! The whimsy of the fairy collecting the dew drops...her gorgeous wings...just absolutely delightful!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much Sherry!

Tracy Hall said...

Beautiful Barbara - but I wish I could see them in real life as I can imagine how wonderful the changing colours are! and congrats with the unclad show too!

Jane said...

I just Love this too!!! You are really on a roll here! Oh I hope to see this in person!!! :)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

How absolutely gorgeous Barbara - I want it!!! The colours of her wings are perfect and this has such a charming quality - love it!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Tracy, Janie, and Karen! You all are so kind. Thanks for your support!

I am on a roll, Janie. I'll be posting the next one soon! Wish there were more hours in a day!