I got to swap with the wonderful @Magpie in the recent Quote Me On That Swap She said she would like a painting, and provided me with a lovely quote to work with.
Magpie took some nice closeups that show the colour palette really well …
I started out with a vague idea, and the images and placement of the words evolved as I went along. It was a really enjoyable process. I mainly used Daniel Smith watercolours, I really like their Lunar Violet, which is the dark grey/violet over most of the top half of the painting. It was a lot of fun to paint!
It’s so completely wonderful, I love it so much.
Oh wow, this is a special piece. The painting goes so wonderfully with the quote. Really, well done!
What a wonderful quote, and so beautifully rendered! Love the swaths of different colors, and the mystical feel of the whole thing.
beautiful! The whole thing is awesome but I love that stripe with all the moon phases.
I love this! It’s perfect every way you look at it.
Your beautiful painting really frames that wonderful quote.
This is just stunning. I love the way it transitions from spacy to earthy. The showcase of the phases is wonderful and the way the lettering fits is just perfection. Lovely work!!
What a beautiful composition. I especially love the moon phase ribbon and the wedge of trees! LOVELY!
This is really beautiful. Did you mask off the moon circle? It’s so pristine. I like how you did your lettering and the color palette and it’s just so pretty!
Love everything about this. The lettering is incredible, the layout is fantastic, and the colors are perfection!
Thank you friends for the lovely comments!
no, i just traced around a small plate. But I did have to paint very slowly and carefully, and allow lots of drying time between different sections. Masking might have been quicker though, I might try that next time!
Oh wow, it looks so crisp!
So many different and cohesive details!
How. Did. I. Miss. This?
Oh my goodness it’s breathtaking! You ALWAYS inspire me with your art, @jemimah!
This is lovely! I really love the colors you chose for this one @jemimah The phases of the moon was also a clever addition.
And welcome to Lettuce Craft @Manders, it’s fantastic that you found this place after the old website shut down!
One of the moderators is local to me and told a friend of mine, who told me about it. I was happy she did! I really loved craft swaps, though I stopped for quite awhile. (explaining why I had no idea the old website shut down.)
Glad to be here!