While out of town I spotted this fantastic original pencil sketch in an art gallery. I went in to see if the artist perhaps made note cards of her work. I took the opportunity to browse her phenomenal paintings and sketches. She did not make copies of her work. I really wanted to color this image, but of course the original is large. Lisa Starr offered to sell me the sketch and to lower her price, removed it from the frame. I asked how she felt if I used this to make a card. Her reply, " I'd be honored." These were a joy to color since her sketch was so detailed. This card is going to Lisa as a thank you for allowing me to use her art! She's also a stamper.
I used Spectracolor and Caran d' Arch pencils to color.
I had some difficulty getting a good photo. This appears more saturated than it really is.
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 GMT Views: 1337
Stamps: original art by Lisa Starr, Desert Diva free digi sentiment
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9200
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 1:35 PM
Wow...I am speechless. This looks so real. I was just out in my yard and it looks like one of those birds in the yard jumped onto your card. You are so talented with pencil coloring. I wish this was a large art piece to hang on the wall. Enjoy your travels.
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Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 44203
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 1:42 PM
Oh Wow is all I can say! This is amazing and I am soooo very jealous that you have this image and I don't! LOL!! Well, what a nice thing for her to do and for you to do too! Your coloring is phenomenal and the stitching is just right! This image is the best!! Tell her that she should sale it on line as a digi print!!!
You are amazing my friend!!
Registered: November 25, 2007 Location: Rudolph, WI Posts: 14526
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 2:18 PM
Nancy, this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors! That dp bg is perfect for your shading/color choices! I think she should combine with you and sell your colored print as notecards! Well done, my friend! tfs
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35398
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 3:05 PM
Nancy what a sweet couple on this delightful card. I can see why you were attracted to this drawing....it shows the little gems that sit on the branches outside our windows. Your subtle coloring is perfect....you have just the right touch when it comes to these images...especially the ones that feature nature. Love it!!
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 3:48 PM
That is such a beautiful image, and your coloring is amazing, as always! The beautiful subtle shading and feathery strokes are so realistic, and the paper you chose to mat the image with couldn't be more perfect. I think the artist is going to be blown away!
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Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 13179
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 5:04 PM
Jaw drop! This is stunning on so many levels Nancy. I can certainly understand why you did not want to leave without this print - how gorgeous! Your coloring of this is just stunning Nancy. I love the stitching you added in the upper corner too. Have you shown this to the artist? She will be super pleased with what you did with her work. I am putting this right into my favs! ~Karen.