Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 71: Time Travel


     Today's objective was to make something that looks historical and figured (with St. Patrick's Day coming up) I would go Celtic today.  (That's kel-tic not selltic!)  I've done a few paintings so far inspired by illuminated manuscripts and I consulted my references again for today's piece.  I began with a small piece of watercolor paper and literally scrubbed it with a distressing ink pad.  Then, I drew the design in pencil and pen before painting it with fluid acrylics.  Lesson learned: even something as simple as this makes me appreciate the artists who worked on those intricate illustrations for such works as the Book of Kells.  God bless!

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