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Topic: Les Oiseaux (The Birds) - mixed media  (Read 2694 times)
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« on: January 10, 2009 09:42:01 PM »

Here is a mixed media bit I made tonight.
8x10 stretched canvas is painted with acrylic paints.  Cutout is from a book of 19th century French poetry (antiqued and burned).  Natural bird feathers added for accent.  The whole thing is finished with a satin gloss.




I am brand new to the world of mixed media, so I would love some opinions.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 09:45:56 PM »

I love it & I want it! Cheesy  Really nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 09:56:51 PM »

this is super cool. i really like the colors and the fact that the page is turned horizontal.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 10:05:10 PM »

That's beautiful.  Shocked

You picked such a great color combination!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 10:10:07 PM »

Wow this is amazing. All the colors go well. Love the feather adore the background. It is great. What a good eye you have. I think you should make a lot more. Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 10:31:49 PM »

wow i love this.
Amazing work!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009 03:46:48 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009 06:10:46 AM »

I can't believe you're brand new! This looks Awesome! I would so hang this on any of my walls. The textures that you achieved are great. I hope you stick with mixed media so we can see more!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009 09:11:02 AM »

Thank you everyone for your kind and supportive comments.
I really enjoyed making this piece, and definitely plan to continue working in mixed media.  I like the freedom it provides, with no rules or expectations.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 09:22:11 AM »

I love it! You did a great job and I know you'll do many more!

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009 09:50:59 AM »

lol yours is already sketched out and ready to be made, AI.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009 10:31:21 AM »

Your combination of medias and the colora and textures in this piece are amazing! 
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009 01:44:14 PM »

I loooooove it!  Smiley  I love the colors, the burnt page, and the fact that it's got birds on it... Cheesy  And I love the feathers.  They add a nice dimension to it.

I'd hang it in my home!
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009 03:05:13 PM »

this is gorgeous!

i love mixed media, but a lot of the time it IS really busy. i love how you created the image by subtracting instead of adding, it's a fabulous twist!
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2009 07:34:53 PM »

I agree with crafty dame, a lot of mixed media is over mixed with too much media and ends up all over the place.
Yours strikes just the right note for me. Well done! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009 08:46:52 PM »

Very cool! All the different materials and colors really come together well!
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