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Friday, 22 January 2010

Winter Blues, Misty Greys & Pencil Lettering



Nothing depressing about these winter blues! Clear skies reflected in snow... heaven & earth unified casting a beautiful blue glow over everything... I couldn't help but give thanks as i walked, breathing cold, crisp air...




Perfect inspiration for my exploration of 'winter textures'... once again I smudged acrylic straight onto the paper, Saunders Waterford Not... a totally different surface to the repair paper, just look at the texture...



I loved the intensity of this blue, so only paled down some of it in this one... icy air and earth and water revealed themselves on the paper.... Even the mist closing in seen through the branches seemed to have a blue cast to it...




 The white space plays just as an important part as the marks on the paper...





At this point the words weren't formed... just the feeling of elements fused together... a frozen moment in the vastness....




winter... land, sea, sky and air breathe as one, exhaling a misty sigh...



Pencil lettering... built-up capitals using a 6H pencil gave a 'barely there' quality to parts of the letters, combined with 3H &  small areas of 2B... so the words recede & come forward like parts of the landscape in the mist...








4 comments:

Jasmine said...

Another wonderful post. Your white spaces certainly are part of the over all... Its interesting how you do this. I'm trying to find my own way of incorporating the white of silk into the pattern for nuno felt...

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

lush Suze:)

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful suzi...I particularly love the brush stroke lifting up to toward the right...feels like freedom to me. Like all that white space (blue sky/snowy expanse) is beckoning this brush toward it.

Caroline said...

Wow...how beautiful!

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