Saturday, June 12, 2010

Healey Influence Flourish


Still playing with McCaffery brown. I think the bottle has finally had it but I got one last flourish out of it. The Healey exhibit was full of Victorian Illustrations. There were cherubs, floral studies, birds pulling carriages, Christmas themes, feathers, butterflies and the list goes on. This little wingless cherub was inspired by a Victorian engraving. I set him inside a little floral flourish. The water colour wash for the flowers is done with Albrecht Durer watercolor pencil. The piece is 4x6 on diploma parchment.

4 comments:

Dana Cochran said...

So, so very sweet, Heather!! He is in the perfect setting ~ surrounded by your beautiful flourishes.

Thank you so much for your kind words about me over at French Blue!!

Have a lovely weekend.

xo ~Dana

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Dana. He was a joy to do!! I loved the post about you on French Blue! So nice to see you in the spotlight.

Heather

Jody Meese said...

Heather, what a sweet and charming little fellow! And you have outdone yourself with the flourishes. As always the use of color is perfect. Stunning!

Jane Farr said...

Wonderful work Heather! I think this little cherub is writing "Heather Held is awesome!" :)