Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Leonardo Lovelies designed for Happy Daze!

Hoping to see the Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibtion at the National gallery, if I can hope with the hustle and bustle of London. I'm not a great one for crowds as it makes me very grumpy LOL! In the meantime I have satisfied my craving for all things Da Vinci, by making this little shrine. I used the little wooden arch which I gessoed and painted in matt emulsion. Then using black archival ink I stamped the Lost Coast designs Mona Lisa and Door and Window setThe other lovely lady is called Leda and is from judikins. I used inktense pencils to paint the images and background. Finishing with a touch of Inka gold in copper.

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Ana Márquez said...

I love all Da Vinci works. I project to make a digital collage about Da Vinci very soon. Thanks for sharing so great piece :-)

Soo said...

Beautiful and amazing! Whenever I see your work I'm more than a wee bit envious of your artistic talents and ever so impressed.

I hope you get to the Leonardo exhibit (although I know what you mean about crowds!)

Sue said...

A lovely project and beautiful colours. Good luck with the exhibition. As a Londoner now living in Scotland I don't think I could face the crowds either.

Ann B said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love the colour combination you have used.
If I lived nearer London and its fantastic museums and I would be there with you. Can remember going to see the Da Vinci cartoon at the National Gallery when they first acquired it (and before it got slashed) so a full exhibition would be hard to resist.

lynne said...

You have blown me away with this creation.
Exquisite colours and you captured the sense of the Renaissance era.
You are an incredible artist Paula.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Paula, such beautiful images and the colouring is magnificent. This should be in the exhibition too.
When are you going? If it is a day I am not working I would love to meet you there.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful work - LOVE those background colours - so striking x

Elly said...

Breathtaking.....and lovely images. (:o)

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The stamp on the right is one of my all time favourite stamps and the way you have used it makes for a stunning effect!

florenceandfreddie said...

Fantastic project Paula. You have really brought the images alive. Must check out those pencils you use. Going back for another look!
Regards Florence x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

When are you goining? Would love to meet you and Brenda there! Your piece is stunning and your colouring is exquisite! I was so inspired by your art that I have just got myself a set of inktense pencils ;))) What colours do you use for skin tones? Hugs, Joanna xx

janet said...

This is so beautiful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, wonderful DaVinci art, two fantastic projects.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab project, love the colours
Lindsay xx

Samantha Read said...

Ace! :o)