Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Nautilus shell...


My husband loves the Nautilus shell and he collects them....



I've been wanting to present him with one on a canvas but it took me quite a while to pluck up courage
to create a piece of art on a bigger scale.... well, I finally did it and here it is.....



This is a 12" x 12" canvas board
The diagram is first sketched onto the canvas thereafter molding paste is used to create texture 
Collaged vintage text at the base and layers are built with acrylic paints, creating the highs and lows
The original art piece has more vibrant colors of pyrolle orange, hansa yellow, burnt umber, titanium white, titan buff and a layer of gold glaze....

I've learnt so much through this experience, and will certainly do it again...

Blessings
steph

5 comments:

Betty said...

Oh my goodness! Hard work! But it's very beautiful...worth the effort!

Steph said...

Thanks Bettzz!!

Marie aka Grams said...

Your nautilus is a true work of art and love.
And I am thrilled to have received one of your beautiful postcards. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Marie

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You have achieved brilliant results and what a fantastic gift for your dh!
When I looked at the two nautilus shells together it made me think of "Love birds" :)
oxo

Amy said...

Steph,

I'm really digging your artwork! Thanks for letting me know you received my postcard!