Saturday, 12 April 2008

The Dreamer

Hope everyone's having a good weekend! Here's a little piece that I've been working on! She's painted on a smooth edge wooden panel (8.2cm x 11.4cm) She's a mixture of acrylic paint, pencil and collage (her hair is damask patterned print, worked over with acrylic). It doesn't show in the picture but I've outlined the flowers in the background with a subtle shimmery sparkle which I've smudged slightly to give it a bit of a magical feel! Then I sanded the edges to give a soft distressed look. I'd forgotten how satisfying it is to paint on wood, it holds the paint so nicely. I've attached a vintage button to the back with a copper wire hoop ready for hanging and also I pasted on a lovely quote from T.E Lawrence:

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true...

I was pleased with how she turned out so I've listed her on ebay! (There's more pics on there!)
~SOLD~ to the lovely Joy of Jamjar!


Amy Short said...

Oh Leanne...she is absolutely beautiful! I love how celestial she looks. Another great piece!

ms. froggie said...

she is STUNNING, leanne! just stunning! :))

Adriana Whitney said...

Wow, I love her and the quote is great. You are so talented!
Adry xoxo

Pea said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I LOVE THIS PAINTING, Beautiful Truely. The quote is perfect.
Very talented lady. I will be adding you to my blog. Thank you again
Blessings to you and yours,Pea

mangosteenskin said...

gorgeous item...i really adore ur handwork.

SweetAnnee said...

O totally adore it!!
fondly, deena

sUz said...

hi leAnne!

Love your dreamer, she is lovely!

Thanks for sharing your sketches too - I love having an inside look at your creative process!

I have to say you made me laugh out loud with your comments - just for that, I'm putting your name in twice! :)You are way too funny!

iN jOy,

annas dreams blog said...

Ohhh Leanne how much I adore your work, Its ameazing!!, I just saw your trinket boxes, they are adorable, Congrats!!!

Diane Duda said...

This is just beautiful, Leanne! Everything you do is just perfect down to the last little detail.
I even LOVE the tiny little thank you that you sent with my pendant.
Now I'm trying to decide just how badly I need one of those gorgeous wooden boxes to keep it in. :)


*~Niki~* said...

Hi Leanne
Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I love your art! So nice to connect with other UK artists.

Debbie Egizio said...

She is so beautiful and dreamy! Your work is so lovely!! I love it and love your blog. I've stopped by to let you know that I've given you an award. Please stop by my blog when you have time to pick it up. Take care, Deb

Victorian Lady said...

Leanne, I love her! And what a great message! I love painting on wood too! :) Thank you for the sweet comment! :)


Nemo said...

Absolutely cute!
Well, we forgive you for the shortage of posts (Is that expression right?) if the new ones are going to be as beautiful as this one!
I´ve read you have discovered the Moleskine world!
Do you know a blog called ""? Recently, it doesn´t works right (the updates are not very ofetn) but there are a lot of wonderful sketches...

Marie-Louise said...

Nice, very nice, I like the colour,
and the angel of course!


beautiful, beautiful...I love your work.

justagirl said...

wow Leanne I love your work it is amazing, you are so very clever.

I would love to illustrate cards and kids books one day, is it a hard business to get into?

will be coming back here to take a peek again.



jamjar said...

Hi Leanne
I am so pleased, I have won 'The Dreamer', she will be so treasured, cant wait to see her.

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

love your illustrations!
so beautifull! :)

vintagepaletteart said...

Have I told you lately how talented you are???? Well..........I am now! =D Keep on creating your beautiful art Leanne! You have such a gift and your style is your own! =D


sMacThoughts said...

This and all your artwork is so lovely; I absolutely adore your style!

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