Sunday, November 06, 2005

Studies in red

These are three spreads I did in Rachel's book entitled "Miss Scarlet goes on her travels"


This is a picture of the doll Miss Scarlet against a background of red oak leaves. The haiku reads:
Red autumn leaves
softly floating down to earth
Drift of memory


This one is called "reaching for red"


this one is called "Lady in red" - the background is made up of the words to Chris de Burgh's song of the same name but the red ink doesn't show up very well in the picture

9 Comments:

At 4:02 AM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

I adore the Lady in Red song and these spreads are just wonderful. Very evocative! Great work Carol!

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

talents I cannot even begin to touch

 
At 6:44 AM, Blogger jane said...

Great work! You have inspired me to keep trying. Is your "Reaching for Red done with double stick steam-a-seam? Jane

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Traveller said...

Reaching for red is done with Golden gel smeared over the leaves to adhere them. Past experience with leaves proved that if you try to put the gel on them and try to lift them off they stick to whatever is underneath them .....

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Traveller said...

Jane, did you get the goddess photo I sent you? if not, please e-mail me privately

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

Oh wonderful! I love all this red - and the `Lady in Red' - fabulous!

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger SylviaK said...

Really enjoyed your collages!
Love seeing ways to use leaves in art.
I found one way to at least preserve the colored leaves is to just scan them! Other methods don't keep the brilliant colors when leaves are fresh.
thanks for sharing your work.

 
At 3:38 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

I adore red. This is just gorgeous.

 

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