Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Comb In

Finishing this door hanger challenged me. The background worked and I did not want to cover too much and yet 'keep-it-simple' is not my usual motto. The background is layers and washes of Golden's Pthalo Blue, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and Black. I also dry brushed JoSonja Titan Buff over the layers and swiped the background with a Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad.
I have set my (long suffering) Dad off to look under shearing sheds for more rusty combs, along with the washers, valves, copper pipe and other treasures he regularly collects and donates to my art stash.

12 comments:

Doreen G said...

Magnificent Julie --as usual

Sue Smith said...

Hey Julie, your work is amazing! I've haven't been keeping up with all that you've been doing, but I've just had a quick look now and I'm blown away! Just wanted to let you know that I've presented you with an 'You Make My Day' award on my blog.

Natalie B said...

Julie this is mouth wateringly gorgeous!!

stormyau said...

Ahhh, is that what those rusty, spikey things are! I have a few of those and I had no idea what they were. Just love the door hangers you have been doing, all that rust *sigh*. great stuff!
Ky

Jacky said...

Love this background!!! Have to get myself some of these wonderful Golden fluid acrylics.
Beautiful piece...think you finished it off just perfectly.

Janine said...

Great work Julie! Just gotta love those washes! And as for the rust.... xo

kelsey said...

This is just too wonderful Julie!!! Love the colour combo and that rusty comb is perfect! Makes me wanna run it through my hair.....NOT! LOL

Janet said...

Doreen said it best....magnificent! The colors in this piece are so gorgeous and they just make the rusted items stand out more. I hope your dad comes back with tons of things for you to use!!

And I loved reading about Harvey jumping on the bed. He's definitely coming around....he's just being cautious and taking it slow and easy. He's so cute!!

Dot said...

This is delicious Julie! Hope your dad finds more combs for you...he is a treasure.

Still Waters Studio said...

I love your new piece! It's so great that your dad finds things for you.
Sherry

Genevieve said...

These door hangers are wonderful, Julie! You really 'do' rust well.

Cheers!

Gaby Bee said...

Your door hangers are breathtaking!
Love the rusty items!
Thanks for your kind comment about my artwork on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

I have spent quite some time looking through your artwork, very inspiring! Love all your art work, too!
Gaby