Jul 15, 2013

Sage & Sepia


the magical realm of summer 
of nature
a glimpse
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first i painted the page a light sage green
let it dry
drew a border in sepia ink, with a dip pen

drew the picture with masking fluid
let it dry
painted over the mask with a light wash of the sepia ink
then peeled the mask away

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the two little hummingbirds are growing up
eyes still closed

and look the photo is in sage and sepia colors:

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Kristin,
thank you for hosting this lovely event, summer of color!
it has been fun and inspiring

this weeks colors are Sage and Sepia

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33 comments:

  1. what a lovely piece - I like the whole nature theme and as for your little birds in the nest - so sweet and so perfectly sage and sepia!

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  2. I was impressed with your process. I've never used masking fluid, so it was fun to see how it worked. That is a gorgeous piece. Of course, I liked the photo of the birds, too. It's what I call a two-fer.

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  3. Lovely work!Elegant and delicate!

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  4. Totally fabulous..beautiful art Tammie....loved hearing the process..so striking..I love the way it pierces out like light..gorgeous contrast of softness and striking light...magical!!
    And of course love the sweet hummingbirds..so very special..you are blessed to see such a vision..magnificent! Thanks for sharing it! Nature is so inspiring and you have the magical eye!
    Happy SOC!
    Victoria

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  5. dreamy and inspiring!!!

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  6. These are both gorgeous, Tammie, as ever. I love the insight into your artistic process... makes me think that even I could give it a try!

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  7. Love how earthy this piece is. Happy SOC!

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  8. That looks like a lot of fun. Nice earth collours.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  9. Love your entries, especially the nest.

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  10. Ha Tammie, delicious I come in here in a magishe world.
    Where nature no one and where the butterflies
    so beautiful, n on gestation worked out beautifully!
    A sun salutation
    Christiene.

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  11. I love how your page came out, so sweet. I really like the affect the masking fluid gives it. And I love the nest!

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  12. wonderful! I am so jealous you have a hummingbird nest you can watch!! We seem to only have a pair coming to our feeder so far...

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  13. Love your little nest photo in sepia. I also took a look at your other blog and all the beautiful photos on it. I saw a lot of sepia and sage green there as well.

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  14. You did a great job!
    They are colors that I like, inspired by everything in nature.
    Wonderful!
    A kiss dear friend!

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  15. Lovely piece, love the technique!

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  16. Very tranquil atmosphere in your picture. Lovely work for your last SOC-piece!

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  17. A delightful painting, Tammie - thank you for sharing how you made it. -sus

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  18. Those two colors are perfectly complementary to each other - and look wonderful in your whimsical painting!!!! I am forever in awe of that nest!

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  19. Lovely photo and beautiful artwork! I like your sepia background!

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  20. xo
    (And thank YOU!)

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  21. What a lovely piece and the photo is gorgeous.
    xx

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  22. Lovley! Very romantic and dreamy <333 ... and that's a great shot - love birds!! ^^
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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  23. love how you did the background for this. And you've added mushrooms, my favourite. There is just something about mushrooms that says Magik (with a capitol M...lol)

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  24. Lovely work in sage and sepia!

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  25. I have never tried masking fluid before, but it sure does looked like batik when finished :). LOVE the scene. How wonderful to have hummingbirds in your garden!

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  26. Great use of the masking fluid, wonderful painting! Valerie

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  27. WOW! I love your beautiful work of art and how you used the resist technique and these colors. Your photography is wonderfully happy and serene, too! Thanks for sharing both with us.

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  28. Very nice, as always :-D
    I especially like the beautiful picture of the hummingbirds (they don't live here in Belgium).
    I'm really glad I discovered your blog through SOC and I will coming back a lot to see all of your gorgeous creations!

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  29. Your hummingbirds! Very cool. I would've never thought to use masking fluid in this way but now my wheels are turning....I really love the way the colors came out in your background wash

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  30. LOVED the photo of the Hummingbirds. How cool to be able to watch them grow up. Such a treat. Love the picture, came out gorgeously, thanks for explaining the techniques you used. :)

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  31. Wonderful idea! I love the technique and the outcome of your picture!

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  32. Beautiful piece and lovely photo!

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