"Having re -read your adventure with entering an art show and your work being misunderstood reminds me of the first Art section I entered in the local Show about sixty years ago. It was a copy in coloured pencils, of Pegasus as the frontpiece in a…"
You asked for help so I am making a few suggestions from my impressions of your lovely work.
The black background could be softened but I am not sure how you would do that with your technique.
From where are you viewing the flowers if they…"
"Please don't throw away good paper if you think you have made mistakes. Store it for later, then when the mood takes you, look at it again.
Gesso over all of it, or keep bits you like and add to it forgetting what you…"
"Hi Joan, If you have service clubs in your town they might be able to help. In our town we have groups that hire out to kindred spirits at reasoinable prices, especially if you are a member, e.g art groups, theatre companies.
"Hi Michelle, You HAVE given yourself a project and a half!
I would have, (after running a mile) tried it the other way round - block in the patches of colour in the grid spaces with the lightest parts first. On the dark parts, lift…"
As you have the different media just have fun trying them out. You seem to know the basis of 'art practice' so stop worrying about permanence and what other people think and enjoy making art.
I am sure you will turn out beautiful…"
Hi Cecile! Thanx for replying on my discussion. I already have cut up the piece in ATC's, still have to finish those, but I will post them asap, but I will definitely keep your hint in mind for the next time I do something similar! I am curious about your artwork...?!
Btw, do you have Dutch relatives or ancestors? Your name sound very Dutch in fact...
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