I’ve just completed my latest commission, for what you might call my biggest collector. 🙂
This friend came to me with a piece of writing that a close friend had given her and asked me to turn it into a small painting using ‘peacock colours’.
I was a tiny bit anxious about creating such a small piece of work ~ you know me, I like ’em LARGE, but in a joyous piece of ‘everything happens for a reason’ it turns out it was exactly what I needed to do to find out I can in fact paint very small detail, about which I was v doubtful.
Yay me. I have just the brush for the job and it was muy satisfying.
The peacock feather was actually a happy accident of sorts. I had measured out all the text really carefully in terms of placement and size, but somehow once I stuck it down it took up much less space than I’d thought! I’m really pleased about that now as the feather is a nice addition I think.
I used my fave ‘printing onto tissue paper’ technique to do the writing; originally I was going to do some freehand writing but it seemed better this way in the end.
Between you and me, the balance still feels a bit off, and this photo is NOT good, but still. It was created with much love and carefulness.
I need to go and paint something large and messy now. Laters. xx
Great feather. I’m glad you shared how you added the text. Good job!
I’ve always loved this quote and your treatment of it is beautiful. I haven’t tried your tissue printing method yet but after seeing this, think I’ll move it up my to-do list!
I love that peacock feather!
printing onto tissue paper? I’m very interested… is there a link to that somewhere?
Wow you print from your printer onto tissue paper? Awesome! I’m interested in learning more. Is there any resource you could point me toward?
Tissue paper printing?! holy crap, i’m living under a rock!!
This is fantastic! The writing is perfect… (i’m looking into this tissue paper writing)
Love these colours & i so agree – the feather at the end just balances the whole thing.
Great job Tara! Wooo hooooo!!
Gorgeous! I’m also waiting with baited re printing on tissue paper…. 🙂
Oops, that should be “baited breath”. yeesh!
I hear you on the painting large! But your small piece did turn out lovely! I bet your friend will LOVE it.
Fantastic words – I am really drawn to the peacock feather – it really ties the blue border in beautifully!