A couple of weeks ago, I almost gave up on this piece after a major mishap with a clogged paint bottle. After some problem-solving and repainting, Cascade is the latest print in my Etsy shop. The title of the new work comes from the rainfall patterns in the design and a mountain range in Oregon.
In this post, I had mentioned that the first test prints didn't turn out. So I added some brighter hues (via conventional painting methods, not post-editing), and it worked! The scanner was able to pick up the contrast. Shown above is the new print in a frame. You can read more about it here.
Enchanted is an original mixed media piece. My favorite part of this work is the pink sky. I also used for the first time a pearlescent ink. It's hard to tell in this photo, but there's some shimmer in the green. You can see more pictures of the new work here.
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Since starting Habit of Art, I have been committed to adding at least one new work to my Etsy shop every week. In 2010, I created 62 pieces, all cataloged here. My goal this year is to double this. Although my life seems busier than ever, I really want to get to the place where I'm working at my art desk every day.
I also desperately need a new computer, so this will motivate me to add more products to my Etsy shop. My computer screen temporarily turns white every time I use it, so I know it won't be much longer before it goes kaput . . . sometimes I despise being a slave to technology! Granted, I could always use my husband's PC, but I'm one of those Apple loyalists. You'll probably find me blogging from my iphone before I touch the PC.