Sunday, March 3, 2013

Longing For Spring

As I sit in my studio looking out at the gray landscape I can't help longing for Spring.  Spring with her bright new cheerful colors and fresh promises of sunny days is all I can envision as I continue to work on my Garden Girl journal.

Here is my offering from the journal for this weeks post...




Not sure sure why my camera doesn't pick up the true colors in this spread.  The background should be a beautiful soft aqua and the faces not so gray.  Might be the fact that Spring is not really here yet and there is no sun or warmer light when I take these photos.

I did the faces first in colored pencil and watercolor pencil.  Then I collaged the dresses and flowers on, worked over them in colored pencil and then gessoed the background and used a bit of acrylic layering over that.  The spread is 12 x 18 inches.

Hope you enjoy my touch of an early Spring!

Forever in art,

Jessi




7 comments:

Janelle said...

I too am looking forward to spring. I love your garden girls. They are gorgeous even if the colors didn't come out quiet right.

JessiVille said...

Thank you Janelle!

Cameron said...

Gorgeous, Jess! I just love your faces...and the soft pretty colors you blend together :)

Netty said...

wow your girls are totally stunning Jessi.
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I just come on my blog and I see you posted some new...oh la la ...it is beautiful..they are so nice...they are just perfect...perfect...will call you tomorrow as soon as I will take time only to talk with you my friend...xxxx

Heather Henry said...

Very beautiful. I love the fresh Springy colors you used, I definitely long for Spring and all things to bloom. I love your mixed media...looks fantastic. Hope you are well. Hugs!

Manon said...

Wow wonderful! Lovely meeting you. I am now a new follower!
ManonX