Monday, March 7, 2011

"You Too Shall Have Wings" Fine Art Miniature - from the Wood Nymph Series

This is the third of my miniatures in the series of "Wood Nymph" drawings that will be in the gift shop at Gallery by the Bay during the UNCLAD show. This one, You Too Shall Have Wings, is of a male wood nymph. I wanted to have the male figure represented and chose this posture with him looking forward. Once I had the figure worked out, I still wasn't sure what I wanted him to be looking at. Then one night when I couldn't sleep, I remembered how beautiful the wood nymph caterpillar was. I loved its beautiful orange and black markings. I knew then that I had the focus for my figure.


You Too Shall Have Wings © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"


You Too Shall Have Wings © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Framed


Moonbathing © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Framed


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


All three of the framed miniature works together.


Sharing Secrets © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film, 6 1/2" x 9" Framed


The Wood Nymph © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film, 8 1/2" x 8" Framed

Above are all five of my framed works that will be on exhibit at Gallery by the Bay during the UNCLAD show. There will be an audio of my work so be sure to bring your cell phones to hear about how I created them, they are number 50 and 51. There will also be a magnifying glass available to view all the fine detail in each work. All five have been created in the same way, graphite drawings on Dura-lar Matte film, with colored pencil on the back and Golden Interference color glazes on the wings. You can read about them on earlier blog posts by clicking on "Wood Nymph". There will also be catalogs available at the gallery of all the works in the show. The UNCLAD Exhibit will run from March 12th through March 26th. Gallery by the Bay is now open 7 days a week, 11 am to 5 pm every day. They are located in Stanwood, 8700 271st NW. For more information, phone: 360.629.4297 or Email: gayle@gallerybythebay.com.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my work. Mark your calendars, you are invited to experience the 10th Annual UNCLAD Art Show at Gallery by the Bay, featuring over 150 works of art by artists from across North America, a wonderful Gift Shop, a free Audio Tour, artist Demos, special Events, and all the energy, excitement and inspiration that comes when artists, friends and art enthusiasts gather to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this unique community event. I hope you can make it! Support your local artist!

5 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

You have so beautifully captured the word "gossamer" Barb. That is the word I've been trying to think of when I visit these nymphs. Love that you've included the male figure too. This whole series is absolutely magical and I wish I could spin a magical story for them. What a book this would be. I love this series!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Sherry! I'm so happy with the responses I've been getting here from all my blogger friends. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement. It means a lot!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Wow - you are powering through this wood nymph series and don't they look beautiful put together in a series like that. I hope you enjoyed doing them Barbara, because I think these will be extremely popular and there will be a big demand for more. I absolutely love them all!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much Karen. I DID enjoy doing them and am working on one more. I do hope they are well received. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Dors said...

Love seeing this series all put together in a post. Love them all. So much talent, so much work.

Congratulations Barbara on a beautiful delicate series.