"This is one of my favorite images. There is just something about it that speaks to me. I enjoy seeing it every day...hanging in my livingroom!" C.L.
I was forced to lay this image out very differently than past projects simply because the Robe or Rhubarb leaf was huge! It forced me to construct the elements of this image separately and copy them into the background. This proved nicely difficult; especially getting each piece sized just right.
It started with the Robe, a Rhubarb leaf that was floppy and draped ever so nicely. The hair is fennel. If you look closely, her hair has a braid. I was actually able to braid the fennel. The green urn is the front side of Coltsfoot; floor tiles and white column stripes are the back sides. The red and green with holes is Virginia Creeper vine. Very dark old Hibiscus leaf from my stash makes for awesome bird feathers. The flowers in the urn are dried Fuschia. They remind me of Joker playing cards! The column on the right was copied from the one on the left. I was ready to do something the EASY way! If you are wondering, she has a kind of head dress which is what you see sticking up from her forehead. Those columns...think Maxfield Parrish....Also included are moss and lilac.
A private moment, a precious scene, an interaction between two creatures that have developed a loving fondness for one another.
As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate quickly, original Art is scanned immediately after creation, preserving their beauty long after originals are gone. Enjoy!