Hoorah! I am very pleased with my first embellished giclee print
Back in May, I was pondering whether to add color to the charcoal drawing of a forest. I was yearning to add magical color, but reluctant to give up the elegant black and white drawing... when it occurred to me that I could have both.
After scanning the original drawing at a high resolution (600dpi), I ordered large prints from Imagekind. Two types of paper looked like they might have enough texture to take the Pan Pastels I wanted to use. This one is my favorite, Somerset Velvet, with enough tooth to hold the pastel, with the luxurious feeling of working with a quality watercolor paper - yummy
(I am still working on the second print: too much texture for my taste, and less fun to work with)
Both the paper and ink are archival quality, and these guys could get really big! Up to 58 x 44 inches, although I'm not sure my easel would manage that, I'd have to work on the floor. That's it, Lulu is banished from the studio - doggie paws were not the kind of embellished prints I had in mind
I have a notion to do a set of 4 prints to represent the seasons at some point, but I am also taking requests. So please help me out and leave a comment with your favorite color scheme to inspire a creation - one dark color, one mid range and one highlight should be all I need
Description: Burgundy red and seafoam green pastel ripple through the woodland, adding enchanting mystery to forest shadows.
21 x 16 inches , pastel embellished archival giclee print, © Jo Bradney 2010 All Rights Reserved
Black and White Charcoal forest art print from Imagekind
Burgundy and Seafoam Pastel Forest art print from Imagekind