Tuesday, December 13, 2011

harriet ~ watercolors, gouache and oil pastels on old paper

taking these pics outside in direct sun makes them appear brighter and harsher than they really are. harriet's a little softer in real life...

those bits of light brown/tan on the inside corners of her eyes are raw sienna. that and raw umber have become two of my favorite colors. her eyebrows and hair are raw umber.


getting ready to cut out a card... as you can see, i'm gluing the bits of paper to pages from 'the merry men'.

XO

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Harriet!

    I love her dress, too... xoxo

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  2. Lynne, i love your "barely there" touches. For instance the raw sienna in the corner of her eyes and the delineation of her hair on the forehead.. Btw, I too love those 2 colors (in acrylics too!)

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  3. she is exquisite! I think she might be a desperate housewife though I've never seen the show!! she has that look of desperation in her beautiful eyes. And yes her dress is gorgeous, perhaps it makes me think of house dresses. Do you remember those. My mother used to wear "house dresses"

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  4. mmmm...two of my favourite colours too.
    Harriet is a gorgeous woman and I love her choice of dress.
    Loving these new ladies of yours Lynne...they have a sort of a mellowness to them.

    Jacky xox

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  5. She reminds me of Garbo, a serious, "leave me alone kind of" mood. Are you making a deck out of the rumi cards? Do you cover the back of the card and leave the poetry on the front? Neat stuff, dear Lynne, neat stuff.

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  6. Is Harriet a little bit sad? It really makes fun to look at all these new works. Do you make a desk of "Lynne Cards"? Wish you good vibes further on ...

    with lots of greetings
    Nicole

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  7. Such elegant ladies you have brought forth ... elegance with an underlying collage of thisses and thats ... kind of like us?

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  8. thanks for the photo of your process... i thought that was how you were doing it... and I have avoided it due to the uneveness of the papers collaged together, you make it look so easy... and it is true about sunlight...xox

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  9. Ah Lynne, I love the softness of lunette and harriet. They have a real retro 50s aura about them that's incredibly appealing. And your use of layers! Fabulous!
    xoxoxo

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  10. Her eyes are very soft, concerned almost. Karen xx

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  11. I would really enjoy a whole book of these wonderful paintings. Blessings. Mary Helen

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  12. Harriet looks to be straight out of the Pioneer days. It must be her dress. Another amazing piece Lynne! You have such a gift!

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  13. both of your women are beautifully awoken into time.

    Thank you for the wonderful V.Woolf link yest on Tumblr. It gave a bolt of joy to my imagination. thank you thank you thank you... etc

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  14. mary helen, thank you...

    karen, i think so, yes...

    xoxo

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  15. oh my,sometimes i appear brighter and harsher than i really am! please believe me i too am softer in real life.
    i feel quite better put0-together and am taking a deep breath knowing you are here gluing bits and pieces back to wholeness.....
    beautiful healer i adore you and your
    harriet.

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  16. hi lynne, i love Harriet she looks to me like a woman scorned , i also love reading what the others see, it makes for an interesting experience like being in an art gallery and exchanging views...and most times the artist had another mood in mind..

    hugz bev

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  17. I always love meeting your people.

    Gxx

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  18. OOhh she's lovely, to me she looks like she has stepped off the pages of a 40's dress pattern magazine. Gorgeous. ox

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