Friday, November 11, 2011

These two new drawings in the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities, are not miniatures (under 25" square), but what I consider small works. They are both graphite drawings on drafting film with limited colored pencil on the underside and a bit of acrylic, including interference color (wings), on the front. They will be matted and framed, the total framed size will be 12" x 12".

Just Between You and Me  ©Barbara A. Freeman 
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film  6"x 6"

Snail Tales ©Barbara A. Freeman 
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 6"x 6" 

If Snail Tales looks familiar, it's because I used the same reference drawing I did for the silverpoint work,  Earth and Sky.  I needed a place for the female figure where she would be gazing at the snail.  Often I'll have a subject or landscape that I really like and will use it in different ways.  This was a perfect setting.  It is NOT a print of the first drawing, but a new drawing with slight changes to fit the composition.

I have one more piece that I am still working on for this series which will be exhibited in the same show.  It is an acrylic painting, but will be framed in the same manner as the two drawings.  When I have them all framed and ready to go, I'll show them again here.  The two above, the new painting and three miniatures, all from the series, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities, will be exhibited in Kaewyn Gallery's Annual Invitational, Miniature Masterpieces and More! show.  I love this show and am always honored to be invited to participate.  I'll be blogging about that with more information later.  However, mark your calendars because the show opens on December 2nd in time for your holiday shopping!

It's been really beautiful her in the Pacific Northwest.  I hope all of you have been enjoying the beautiful autumn colors, my favorite season!  Thanks for taking the time to read about my work.


Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Simply magical and superb Barbara - I hope you're not planning on keeping any of these for your own collection because I reckon they will be snapped up as soon as you put them in an exhibition - LOVE them!!!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Karen. I hope they will end up in someone's collection!

artbyakiko said...

These are absolutely beautiful works, Barbara! So detailed and the colors you apply make the nymphs glow.
Have a wonderful holiday season!

DEB said...

These make me happy Barbara... Love your fantasy pieces.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Deb!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Akiko. Enjoy your holidays too!

Wendy Mould said...

They are lovely, I love the mix of graphite and colour, it really brings them to life.
I am just north of you and we have been having an amazing fall, the colours are wonderful. The storms the last few days have really taken a toll on the colourful leaves though.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Wendy. As to the fall colors, I'm sure this week of rain will probably bring the rest of our leaves down too. I love your area and wish I could visit again. Someday!