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Topic: Tree of Life: Painted Rock! **PIC HEAVY**  (Read 1424 times)
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« on: February 01, 2014 09:47:02 PM »

So, seeing as I'm finally back on Craftster, I thought I'd post a couple projects that I've worked on this past year. This one was made for my boyfriend as a gift. I also entered it in a local craft fair last September and received Judge's Choice (which is the second highest award). It's painted on a large rock that's about a foot tall and about 8 inches wide and 2 inches thick. It fit perfectly on a cheap metal easel I found, too. I used all acrylics (even the metallic which, when photographed, gave the tree a bark-like texture!). Here it is from start to finish!

NOTE: I did use a reference for painting this, but I changed it A LOT! My reference was a silhouette I found when I searched tree of life and it had a wolf on each side, similar flowers, etc. However, I did not trace this and I only used to reference as a base for the idea and the shape of the tree, symbols, and I loved the wolf idea because my boyfriend loves wolves.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014 10:07:36 PM »

Wow. That is wonderful. You sound as if you feel guilty for your inspiration. I am learning that it is not where it comes from, it is what you do with it. And you certainly designed a wonderful piece. Us artists are too critical of ourselves sometimes. I am glad you were awarded the ribbon. If I were judging...it would have been blue. Grin
And nice that you thought of boyfriend and his likes and tastes. And neat that you found the perfect easel for it.
I sometimes paint rocks, but mine are usually paperweight gifts for friends. Yours makes a much nicer display.


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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014 10:10:46 PM »

Thank you very much! I felt that I should make no claim to the base design of it, but I did take it much further. I don't paint much and this was the most detailed thing I have painted in a looong time.
It's currently sitting on display on his altar Grin so he rather enjoys it.

« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014 07:22:51 AM »

Gorgeous! It's so stunning, I don't have the words! That is a very well deserved ribbon :-)

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014 09:35:21 AM »

Congratulations!  The rock makes a perfect "canvas" for your wonderful tree of life, thanks for sharing your in progress photos too Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014 07:15:30 AM »

Absolutely stunning, Eveamlizya.  Thank you so much for sharing this!  Made my day.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014 07:58:52 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014 06:36:07 AM »

Wow. This is a gorgeous piece of art!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014 10:07:49 PM »

 Shocked I'm seriously shocked! I've never been Featured before and both of my projects were Featured!! Squeeee! Thanks so much, Everybody who hit the This Rocks button and those who chose my projects to be featured!

« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014 12:20:58 AM »

Oh, I really love what you did with light here.  The light is coming from two directions.  Love.
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