Saturday, April 28, 2012

Drawing on Linen

A couple color studies. I like the composition of the roses but I am not entirely happy about the colors. I may redo it.

Marilyn.






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 The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.

 ~ Chaucer

10 comments:

  1. These are lovely. I love linen and have printed on it, embroidered with it, but never painted. hmmm, would you ever consider making embroidery patterns? you could offer them as PDFs in the same way you do the scrapbooking papers. Yes, I'm suggesting even MORE work for you, sorry.

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  2. Dawn, hello! No need to apologize for more art. It's like apologizing for too many flowers or air. No such thing. :-)

    Suggestion aken. Thanks!

    MSW

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  3. And what a wonderful thing to do, with this short life.

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  4. I just love the roses!
    Did Chaucer really say that?! I never would have guessed he was the source of that familiar quote.

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    1. Yes! It's the first line of a poem Chaucer wrote called the Parliament of Fowles.

      http://chaucer.classicauthors.net/ParliamentFowles/

      But the quote of also associated with one of my favorite designers, Gustav Stickley.

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  5. Beautiful, and with such a wonderful old fashioned feel to them, Maz! xx

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  6. I love the roses - they look like they were painted long ago and have faded just a touch. The butterfly is very Craftsman-like. I too think embroidery designs would be wonderful!

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  7. This has such possibilities! I wonder if you worked the colors in the same tones as the linen if they would look nice. I like it! I get ideas! LOL

    Su

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