Wednesday, 24 September 2014

186 Diva Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

Well I'm a little late posting this week.  I found some embroidery I started something like 20 years ago and for some reason decided to finish it.  I haven't been able to put it down since. 

I had a lot of problems deciding what to do with Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!  There are so many ways to go -- too much choice.  I'm not ecstatic about what I did, but I don't hate it either.  Ho hum. 

I went to google to find some pictures of leaves and saw a gorgeous close up of a green leaf, so that was my first choice of subject.  I'm still in denial about the upcoming seasons and most of the foliage in my part of Southern Ontario is still quite green.  I used different green pens and Prismacolor pencils.




Then I decided I should try and get into the spirit of things and try something fall-ish.  I cut this stem off the bush at the front of my porch.  (I don't know what it's called - I'm not the mad gardener my mother was.)  It was the only red on the entire bush.



 
 


I wanted to use my Inktense pencils to colour the tangle because they give such vibrant colours, but in my first attempt, I found the reds were so close in colour that shading one into the other just ended up with one solid colour.  I think it's adding the water that causes this effect.


Then I tried again with a little less colour.



Hope you enjoy my offerings.  I had fun making them.

Kia

18 comments:

  1. The second one is totally my favorite - but I love how clever you were with the first!! The last is lovely as well. :)

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  2. I like the third one best. Very creative endeavors.

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  3. lovely work Kia. nature is always inspiring. Like you last one best.

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  4. I like your Post very much, KIA. Your Tiles are all so well drawn. Beautiful colors, and delightful patterns. I love your work.

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  5. These are really nice, and a very original take on the theme.

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  6. Great work, Kia! I love the red leaves, the work shows a certain restraint that allows the art to breathe. I found a blog called "Ontario Trees and Shrubs," perhaps they can help you identify your plant? See: http://www.ontariotrees.com/
    Have a brilliant day! c

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  7. I like all but, to be honest, the RED one is my favorite!

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  8. The second one is so beautiful! I love both your colours and design.

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  9. Kia, all 3 are lovely!! I like the creativity of the first one and the red color especially in the second :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/09/diva-string-theory-leaves-challenge-entry/

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  10. All are lovely! Especially I like the second one!

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  11. the "solid red" is my favorite. I love how it is drawn and colored.

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  12. i like that you just kept at it. I especially like 2 & 3. 2 could be a xmas card. I think 3 is my fav.

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  13. Nice job. I have to agree that your second is the most appealing. Vibrant colors and don't need any shading.

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  14. wow! this is so unique! I love the perspective you provide, with the stem coming into the picture like that, and the veins providing the sections. All the patterns are great, too. Good job! And I love the red one. It's vibrant.

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  15. I like the last two, very nice leaves

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  16. Very interesting to do a close up of the veins. I like that a lot. And, your other pieces are really nice too. I like the really red one best!

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  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the kind words. I love the variety of leaves you tangled as well.

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