Sunday, June 8, 2014

Two trees

I've been doing a number of tile-sized trees lately. Here are two.

EXUBERANCE
(c) 2014 Margaret Bremner
This piece began with a leaky pen to start the border.
It also has silver dots at the centers of Printemps, using a metallic silver Sakura pen.
Tangles: Paisley Boa, Perfs, Printemps, Tipple, Zedbra, Zewm

A WINDY DAY
(c) 2014 Margaret Bremner
This piece has a blue wash in the sky, a black/gray wash in the tree,
and some silver leaf in three of the leaves.
Tangles: Diva Dance, Hurly Burly, Leaflet, Pearlz, Showgirl

9 comments:

  1. These are totally stunning Margaret! I can really get the feel of the wind in your second tile!

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    1. Thank you. That Showgirl tangle really has a swirling feel to it.

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  2. Love both of these! I have to agree that the second tile is so alive with the feeling of the wind!

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    1. Thanks Sue. Showgirl is great for a swirly look.

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  3. Margaret, trees are my most favorite plants and these are gorgeous! I love, love, love them! - Patty

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    1. Thank you! I love trees too. I always seem to do the same kind of temperate climate tree, probably because that's what I know. :)

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  4. Your trees are cool. Love the movement in A Windy Day. How did you do the background "wash"? Technique? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Tricia. A wash is simply pigment onto a wet surface (here: paper). It's a standard watercolor technique, but I use acrylic paint, watered down first so it's liquid. You can get a similar effect with water-soluable colored pencils, some markers, etc..

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