Some minor and some major changes :)

June 1, 2008 § 4 Comments

Hi everybody, as you may have already observed (as long as you don’t read my posts with a reader) I’ve currently changed the outlook of my blog. I couldn’t stand the old CSS anymore – I just had to to something about it. For the summertime the blog will most probably stay with this neat little flower-theme.

Last week passed by very fast for me, I did not even have much time for drawing or painting. To my big shame I didn’t continue with my oil paintings challenge either… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Yet, I started with some nice experiments. I’m planing on doing an oil portrait for a friend of mine and she wants it to look a little bit like a Klimt, so I started experimenting with gold leaf.

gold leaf, acrylic and oil color on canvas

My first tries were just a little bit messy, but I’m already getting better at gilding :). Actually I’m not working with gold all of the time (since this would be a little bit too expensive), usually I’m using metal leaf that just looks golden. It works just the same, however it is much more prone to corrosion, therefore it has to be sealed with a few layers of coating before one can paint with acrylic colors (who contain water) upon it.
I’m really looking forward to painting this portrait, I’m sure it’ll look great in the end. Well, and even if it doesn’t look good in the end, it will at least look very interesting ;-p. The only thing that is still troubling me is that I have not the slightest idea what kind of patterns to use for the background and for her dress in order to make it look more Klimt-esque. I still need to ponder that :).

And since we were talking about changes to this blog: another one will be, that you will most probably get to see some 3D stuff from me soon, too, since I recently rediscovered the fun and the horror of sculpting and modeling with clay, polymer clay and plaster. I’ll just have to see how well these crafty things will fit into the concept of this blog :).

EDIT: Sorry guys, I just realized that after my little CSS intervention some of my pages don’t show like they used to (and I want them to). I’m going to fix that as soon as possilbe ^^!


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§ 4 Responses to Some minor and some major changes :)

  • luci says:

    Silvia, I love the new look. Very stylish ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your gold leaf experiment looks great. Love the rich colors. Now, is the gold leaf look as shiny in real life as in the picture?

    Regarding finding the right pattern … just do a lot of sketches, a pattern of your liking will soon emerge. Enjoy the process, don’t rush it. Creative spirit don’t like pushy people (grin & wink).

    I cannot wait when you start this Klimt-esque portrait. You are doing so many exciting new things. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • doudy says:

    Thanx for the visit….
    your new blog design is great, I like it a lot…
    good luck with your new experiences, looks very promising, the colors are great.

  • caseytoussaint says:

    Wonderful new blog, Silvia. I’d love to see this piece when it’s finished.

  • Gillian says:

    What an intriguing glimpse of your new work! Good luck with all your new projects – it’s great to be so inspired. x

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