Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Rumpled knight to the rescue

Gone is the fish and in it's place is this rather splendid fellow on horseback riding out into the light to save the day. I found the image on http://karenswhimsy.com/ (look under Public Domain Images) this site offers an awesome collection of free pictures
I did a transfer using gel medium which given that the background was acrylic on paper probably wasn't the wisest of ideas. As soon as the paint was wet it all kind of 'moved' in it's own special way and getting the backing paper off was a whole other challenge, although I do like the imperfect outcome. I painted a layer of gloss onto the image to stop the whole lot falling off
This rather fab quote is from A.A Milne's, Winnie-the-Pooh and I plan to use it on this piece of work, don't ask me how exactly as I haven't decided that yet, it's rather fitting I think.
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4 comments:

Joanie Hoffman said...

I like the knight here and imperfect gel transfers are my favorite. I love the misty colors.
Happy days,
Joanie

hera.frei said...

love the quote. might just have to steal that :-) your knight rocks too!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo fabulous M Your knight in shining armour is perfecto, Love the way he's become one with canvas, great closeup photos

the quote IS perfect!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

He looks like he is coming out of the mists! I love the look of this!!!!