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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dream Girl

Dream Girl

I made this journal page for Crazy Amigos Glamour challenge and The Three Muses Dreams challenge. Very quickly, before I go to school, I want to tell you about it. As you know, for me, art is all about learning, and one thing I love to do is try to imitate digital art using the old-fashioned method of collage combined with painterly effects. This page was inspired by Izabella of Creative Souls, whose colorful, imaginative Gothic work you can see here. I started with a figure from Vogue magazine and handpainted it with acrylics. The roses and butterfly came from my collection of ephemera snipped from various catalogs and magazines and were all also handpainted and inked. Even the rub-on letters were handcolored with a black Pentel gel pen (they started out as lavender) The background and borders are layers and layers of paint and ink, using brushwork, stamping, sponging, and glazing. This page took more time to complete than most of my work, but I have seldom enjoyed a process more because I learned so much. Once again: here's to higher learning!

Love,
Alberta

30 comments:

Ozstuff said...

Every time I open your blog I gasp and think to myself that your latest picture is the best ever UNTIL I see the next one. This is truly amazing, superb, fantastic and wonderful. Your colours are scrumptious and the whole effect is ...... is ........ I am lost for words! Just know you have, as usual, bowled me over.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful fashion piece and yes a dreamscape of gorgeous color and image!

lorhen82 said...

WOW...what beautiful, rich colors! Really lovely! ~Lori

indybev said...

I think MY dream is to be able to be bold with use of colors as you are! This page is stunning and artistic. STANDING OVATION from my corner!

peggy gatto said...

what a dream, fantastic!!!

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooow this is a dream. Absolutely perfect and wonderful. Your work rock.

Kersten said...

Wow! This is beautiful! :)

johanna said...

wonderful colors... great expression on her face - wish i could read her thoughts...

WrightStuff said...

This is one rich and juicy dream. I was quite caught up in all that lovely colour and feeling my way through the layers. Gorgeous!

bad penny said...

this is so beautiful. Lovely work

Eila A said...

Absolutely fantastic piece, Alberta! The coulours are stunning!

Willy said...

This is how you look in your dreams? It's GREAT!

Judy said...

WOW, WOW again, truly stunning art, Alberta, love the vivid colours = love everything about it!

vintage wil said...

This is GORGEOUS! great background and colors.

Staci Danford said...

I just don't know how you always manage to do it... but your art looks like it could literally walk off the page. It is so real, and the eyes so engulfing.. Wonderful work.
Staci

Anita said...

OMG this is WONDERFUL!!!!!

Martina2801 said...

That looks quite charming and enchanting, dear Alberta! So brilliant colors! Wow!

Terri Kahrs said...

Although this is in the "Isabella" style, it's totally YOU! And that's the wonderful part. Bravo, Alberta! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Cindy McMath said...

Alberta, this piece is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your process too.

Gorgeous!

Cindy :)

Taluula said...

Alberta this is you at your very very best, hot colours, hot dream. Nothing less than stunning. You deserve some loud applause my friend.

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is so vibrant! Thanks for sharing your process, I love that your dream girl is so modern.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your dream art is absolutely amazing, Alberta...beautifully created as always. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Gayle.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, the colours just glow, wonderful piece!

peppapig said...

Gorgeous work!!

"MOI" Freubel said...

I admire Izabella to. When i started with blogger, she was one of the first person's that i followed. She's so UNIQUE !!
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About your fabulous journal.
In one word...SPECTACULAIR alberta !!

Janny said...

Fabulous!

Marit said...

YOur page is breathtaking.... LOVE all the layering and the colours! I saw that challenge and am trying to stuff it in to play with it... hope I'll manage to do that since my "to do list" is way to long...

Chris said...

I love this page, and your whole enterprise of trying to imitate digital art! These colors really grab me, and so does her expression.

Dream With the Fishes said...

This one's utterly beautiful! So dreamy and luscious.

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