Monday, December 19, 2011

"River Siren" - New Work

This is my latest work, just put the finishing touches on it today.   The substrate is drafting film.  I do the graphite drawing on one side, then turning the film over, add colored pencil on the back in selected areas. Once finished to my satisfaction, I used a very thin interference violet acrylic paint on the front on the tail and a bit of gold on her ear/fin tip.  I think using the color sparsely,  gives the work an antique look.  I had fun creating the waves in the water and repeating that in her tail and hair.  I've included a few photos of the work as it progressed.  This is the final scanned image, it appears on my website without the watermark.  You can also view the work on my website by clicking on a title, or view all the work from this series together at, Wood Nymphs and Other Curiosities.

River Siren   © Barbara A. Freeman 
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film 6"x 9"

Happy Holidays to all my blogger friends!  The Winter Solstice is just around the corner and I know I'll be happy to see the days lengthen!  Happy New Year and I hope YOURS will be filled with wonderful things!!  Thanks for taking the time to read about my work!  

Just a note - I still have work showing locally at Miniature Masterpieces and More, Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell, till January 25th, Lowell Art Works in Everett until January 14th,  and if you are near Washington, D.C., I have work in the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society and that show runs until December 30th.  Opening on January 15th, the MASF show runs until February 5th and I have five miniatures in that show.


Gail Hayton said...

Happy New Year to you as well. I am with you on these short days-hate them. I actually looked up when daylight savings time starts again-March 11th!! Can't wait.

Wendy Mould said...

She looks wonderful, you sure have an interesting mix of mediums. I have never tried the drafting film. Have a Happy Holiday and all the best for the coming year.

Jane said...

this is just beautiful!

Mona said...

Barbara, thanks for your comment! This is gorgeous!
I could see a mermaid series if you'd enjoy it!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Gail, the Solstice is just days away, it won't be long!

Thanks Wendy. Drafting film is fun to work on, but I'm ready to paint again!

Thanks Janie, you're an inspiration!

Thanks so much Mona. Yes, I want to add to these fantasy figures, so much fun!

DEB said...

She is beautiful, Barbara!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks, Deb!