Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Shakespeare!

Well, I found a quote of Shakespeare's that I love. I found it in Michael deMeng's book, Secrets of Rusty Things. I loved it so much I had to include it in a painting. This one turned out so nice. I collaged the dress and had such a struggle with the apron! I tried so many versions in my mind. Finally I whitewashed the same paper that I had cut away. Now it looks like a sheer apron over a dress of the same pattern. I love the way it turned out. But it was hard to arrive at the right effect. The lettering is in pencil. There is gold paint on her hair, the sun, and the flowers, but you can't see it in my pictures. The edges of the board are collaged with dotted paper. I really like the way it looks. It is different than what I usually do. I usually use more muted colors, but this one is so bright and cheery.

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julie king said...

wonderful! and the apron is just perfect! don't you just love how you play around and then voila! get just the perfect effect? i like everything about this piece!

Carol B. said...

Annette, I just saw what I presume is a picture of you. Didn't you say earlier this month that you had just become grandma? How could that possibly be?? You look around 30. If you had darker hair you would look a lot like Sandra Bullock, who I think gorgeous. That's not fair that you are a grandma and look like that!:) :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Carol B.

Welshcake said...

That's beautiful! Shakespeare is so inspiring and I love what you've done with it :)

I like everything about your pictures, but the thing that strikes me is the words you put it. They look just perfect within the picture. Do you do them with paint? or ink? They're works of art in themselves.

anni said...

Thanks Julie for visiting. I love it when that magic happens in a painting.

Carol, that picture is a couple of years old I guess and, yes, it is of me. I am old enough to be a grandma. I actually don't like many pictures of myself, but this one I like. Thanks for the nice compliments.

Welshcake, I have been using colored pencils for the words. They are the softer art pencils that are more expensive. I purchased them when I was taking art classes in college and still have them! I use paint for the inside highlights in the letters. I'd like to try ink and paint for the words also.


suze said...

Great painting Anni! I love her sweet face.
Have a great week.

mistie said...

She is just lovely!
And the flowers, oh the flowers.
What a joyful feeling I get just looking at this.

Shonna said...

I can't believe I JUST found your blog. I LOVE your artwork! Into my favorites you go...

Connie said...

I love your Shakesphere pieces! Love them! Love them! Love them!!! You have a wonderful palette to your work--the colors are so fresh and just bursting!!! Your pieces are a mixture of poetry and sunshine! Beautiful.

Peace & Love.