Sunday, November 20, 2011

'maud' ~ watercolors and oil pastels in 'the merry men'

i don't think we should try to pull the wool over maud's eyes... i don't think it would work one bit. ; )


i was going to stitch maud on a page from 'the merry men', but the paper was too fragile and wouldn't hold the stitching. so i took the thread out of the machine and kept going. then she had a perforated edge so i could tear her out and glue her to another page. the page on the left is the one i tore her out of. the paper's darker because i put walnut ink on it first.

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XO

23 comments:

  1. :)))))
    i love maude.

    i love the expert enough.

    once i read an obituary that totally changed my life.
    it was Very long. the first line was 'an extraordinary life has ended" the second line described the deceased as a 'renaissance man'

    xxa

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  2. Maud know's what's going on for sure. Love it Lynne, as always!

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  3. Maud looks like a girl in the know! Love your walnut ink.

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  4. Above the door to one of the painting studios on my old campus was a sign that read 'feed your dream'. that goes right along with the expert enough line of thinking, I think. And no: let's don't try to fool Maud)!

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  5. oh ... I LOVE how you pulled her out of the other page
    THAT worked out SO well
    it's really interesting

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  6. so fun how things happen..... i love that you could tear her out because of the perforation.

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  7. Hi Lynne, don't know if you realise, but you have posted twice, more comments on second post. Marg

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  8. hi lynne..I am fascinated by your ladies and you process...how do you use plaster cloth...I have some and am wondering how best to use it to paint on for a different surface.
    Judy

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  9. She is awesome, love her inquisitive eye! Yeah she sure knows about things, no messing with Maud! :)

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  10. hi judy, i hope you read this as i can't e-mail you or contact you otherwise...

    i put the plaster cloth on muslin or paper (just dip strips of pc in water, them down and smooth them out with your fingers), let it dry and then paint on it as usual. you can put a layer of matte gel medium down first or not. i like to dig into the pc with an awl and then rub paint into the dug out line. i often outline faces like this, rubbing black/burnt umber paint into the line, wiping off the excess.

    basically it's like painting on any other surface except you can dig into it, and you have the great texture of the plaster cloth. it's very, very easy to use...

    let me know if this didn't answer the question/questions you had in mind!

    xoxo

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  11. Hi Lynne well what can i say i too love Maud , i have not heard that name since i was a child ,my mum knew a Maud , wow memories and i agree no pulling wool over Maud's eyes lol and who would be game to try.....
    big hugz bev

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  12. Hey Ho Lynne, love the way Maud emerged. Her perforated image sits so well on the page. Boy does she have attitude! She reminds me of a science teacher I had at school. She had the amazing ability of being able to see both sides of the class room at once, AND be able to see around corners! Just like Maud, NO ONE could pull the wool over HER eyes. Ahhh the memories...

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  13. I LOVE how Maud had a mind of her own! Not only would she not let anyone pull the wool over her amazing eyes, she wouldn't let you attach her to anything, either. She wanted to be free and she succeeded! Yay Maud!
    :0)
    xoxoxo

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  14. I love to see these new experiments Lynn!
    :o) Jess xx

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  15. hi Lynne...thanks for your help. I have the plaster surface laid down so I can't wait to dig in!

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  16. Life is an Experiment. Hope not to blow up the kitchen this time, ha ha!

    Great quotes brilliant one.

    Happy Thanksgiving. love love love

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  17. Hi again Lynne! I posted my Lynne inspired art work over on my blog if you would like to see. : )

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  18. hey lynne. been on and off the computer and my iPhone wouldn't let me post...so late to say, hey. i like angela's comment...yes, maud is her own woman...nothing is going to pin her down. i was looking forward to more stitched faces like eunice but i guess maud needed to break out and speak up...i like her very much...for some reason i see both side of one coin in her face...it must be those wondering eyes. but she looks like a good lass. I think she probably isn't too trusting, maybe wants to hold back her real opinions but when she does finally allow her voice to be heard...she's gonna be strong and forthright. xxx ani

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  19. no arguing with maud! I expect she will be found calmly sitting at someone's Thanksgiving table wondering what all the hub bub is about.

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  20. following you ignites my passion.
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  21. We saw Maud, we were at the Minneapolis Pgullips Eye Institute for a surgery for my husband's eye.
    So many Mauds.

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  22. Maude is wonderful. Love that cast off eye, gives her that special enigmatic something. Your pieces do it for me every time!
    xoxo Kim

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