Thursday, March 12, 2009

She Has Faith


This is on a flat 8 x 8 panel that started out as something completely different and evolved into this. Her head is a print on a material I recently ordered. It's called Lutrador and it looks similar to Tyvvek. There is a book out about how to use this type of fabric and I guess I need the book because I am not quite sure what to do with it. It's wasn't expensive. Anyway, I printed just the face on it and it came out quite fuzzy but then I painted over it with Shiva and I really enjoyed the surface. I have also found out that clear gesso helps to strengthen the image so I tried that and it come out a clearer image---but the point here is not to have a clear image or I would use paper. That's what this is along with acrylics, stamps, collage napkins, some brush lettering alpha stamps, and a little metal charm that says faith.

Also the lace on her dress is "rusry lace" from Carol Sloan. She has it for sale in her etsy shop. She is a new blog friend and wonderful artist. The lace doesn't show up that great in the picture but in real life it is fabulous!! Love that rusty lace, Carol! (hint hint)

9 comments:

Brenda said...

What a wonderful piece, especially love the principle.

Tess said...

Isn't it wonderful how little experiments like this teach us how to step outside of the block. I clicked on her to enlarge and wow this painting has so much going on. I could stare at her all day. So many hidden elements and messages. She is lovely and the background is wonderful. The lace shows up really well when enlarged. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Jill said...

beautiful!

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

So wonderful, really interesting, so many things going on, just great! thankyou for this, its a treat! Sarah x

Gifts of Creation said...

beautiful piece and so inspiring!! Its inspiring spiritually as well as artfully!! I learn so much from you trying new things all the time!
Thanks for sharing! and thanks for the bd wish!
Magdalene

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love, love, love the colors!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Again, great colors!

Carol Sloan said...

thanks for the shout out MArtha! You should be getting more rusty stuff soon!

julie king said...

i love this piece. it is hand-down my favorite of all of yours! when i clicked on the image and it got big i so enjoyed looking at every square inch to see all the detail that you added! just wonderful!

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