Wednesday, June 30, 2010

AL AARAAF by Edgar Allan Poe


which leaps down the to the flower,
And dances again
In the rhythm of the shower__
The murmur that springs
From the growing of grass
Are the music of the things__
But are modell'd. alas!__
Away,then, my dearest,
Oh! hie thee away
To springs that lie clearest
Beneath he moon-ray__
To lone lake that smiles,
In its dream of deep rest,
At the many star-isles
That enjewel its breast__
Where wild flowers, creeping,
Have mingled their shade,
On its margin is sleeping
Full many a maid__
Some have left the cool glade, and
Have slept with the bee__
Arouse them, my maiden,
On moorland and lea__
Go! breath on their slumber,
All softly in ear,
The musical number
They slumber'd to hear__
for what can awaken
An angel so soon
whose sleep hath been taken
Beneath the cold moon,
As the spell Which no slumber
Of witchery may test,

I met with this idea in an old English tale, which I am now unable to obtain, and quote from memory.__"The verie essence and, as it were, springe-heade and origine of all musiche is the verie pleasaunte sounde which the trees of the forest do make when they growe."

The wild bee will not sleep in the shade if there be moonlight.
The rhyme in this verse, as in one about sixty lines before, has an appearance of affectation. It is, however, imitated from Sir W. Scott, or rather from Claud Halcro__in whose mouth I admired its effect:

Oh ! were there an island,
Tho' ever so wild
Where woman might smile, and
No man be beguil'd etc.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The scrutinized Pear" a tale"

The Scrutinized Pear"

It was born like any other Pear up in a tree, from a seedling to a fruit plainly bear',
The tree hold up branches that where cut off, from a sudden storm, even tho some fell this particular didn't cause effect, and must of the fruit stayed, the trunk of the tree, was strong for it not to be affected by any chance by any circumstances, but a long came the pear down one night and all;,.. rolled down the hill, and up to a near by river was dragged in.

I'm, sorry if it sounds a bit..., But what would you care', if it is, just a pear!, but this pear in particular was still very green and still the fruit was not ready to eat,.. the pear had feelings, and in a particular manner, also those the pear little to known It happened to be picked up by a local, a human, long locks, small hands, she was around 2 yrs old, holding this object, that looks are very much to be pleased. It does looks like is going to rain, and the pear was inside a packet, the packet had a hole, and down again rolling down, the pear go!.

Some recognized, the pear need it to be put back in place, and decided to take it, and or either done away with, or perhaps give it to the swines?, because there where options for this pear, you see, some said down to the pigs!! wile.. some said lets put it in place, the tree right above will give it shadow, better to be put back and let nature be done with, if is going to be ripen it is, much, much,.. better for it.

The pear was still green, showing signs as to be ripen', but no one wants to properly eat it, No one, except one' this one was Martin Snider', Sr. Martin was a cook, and he would have loved to make of the pear a poach, some pears are sour", some pears are good" but this one... is just right!. So he went and pealed the pear down.. very slowly, with a small knife,.. took out it's cork, and disposed of the seeds, little he knew, that the pear,.. will feel!?, down he cut in peaces, the pear slice by slice, put it all together, to make a beautiful...pie.

Was the pear Satisfied? I might not even know, the Pear has being scrutinized, and made done with, as it was supposed,... the way it should have ended, this was not for the pear to know, because it was just a pear, might even went as far as it could, at least Mr. Snider made a down deal, and give it it's proper place', made of the pear a great meal!, Oh' so he did, you don't know, how good it is!. This pear not only gave him satisfaction, but it was such a beautiful taste, can even one, imagine'... perhaps if it didn't had so many rolls, wouldn't taste as good as it does!.

Mr. Snider ate the pear', and he also thought' what a great pear that was!, with out knowing of it's travel, where it came from?, How absurd' and to think, that it was to be thrown to the pigs.!? wile burping and cleaning up he's sleeves, Ah' well so the Mr. went he, was so satisfied,.. he would never noticed the rug!. What Rug? The Rug.., that slept trough he's foot and down he came, rolled down the stairs just like a pear.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Betty The Cow" ACEO

Howdy! Had the Opportunity to work with this beautiful painting called Betty The Cow", It's an ACEO that is done in Acrylics with a bit of gel medium to give some textures and a more realistic outlook She measures 3.5" by 2.5 inches and is just lovely" roaming in the pastures on a beautiful sunny day.
Lets Begin!

For this project we are using cobalt Blue, Mars Black, different blenders and mop brushes, small liners and everything that can work up to a nice miniature card, always remembering the contour on the Animals face muscle mass, characteristics and anatomy.

A mixture of Raw Sienna Burnt Umber was used as a Raw or Preliminary Sketch using the brush strokes as a guidance...The background was done with a layer of Cerulean Blue nothing was added except thin layers of water . Making sure to be as precised as possible not affecting her form in any ways, just going around, this was done quick. Starting her ears with a mixture of blue and black more blue was added as consecutive layers.

Now let's face it! no curious Caw will have an adorable face" unless you decided and give it to it, so mixtures of alizarin Crimzon, White and Raw Sienna played the part on giving a bunny feeling to her cheekies and also her nose not to mention nostrils and her eyes..Remember to capture her personality! This is where Imagination plays Rotten!! and you can even give it a Caricature feeling by giving shapes to her eyes, change directions as well as mouth or just leave it as is..Betty was looking Fine" but at this point she is missing a lot, on her character let's see..

Betty is not Betty with out her marks! and so doing this very carefully splatter paint all over with an old toothbrush and also with a small liner making sure to make them separate enough all over her body as well as her face and nose.. highlights where also done and going a bit further by giving her nice eyelashes. Betty The cow is sure pleased!

Did you enjoy the Process of Betty The Cow? Please Make sure to visit my website on Etsy shop where Betty is up in Display Varnished and all happy happy!! oh and Mooooooo....Thanks!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ACEOS and Small Cards

ACEO Family of Pears on Etsy

Three Pears

This Cards have being received with great appreciation among sponsors and friends.
learning a lot specially about different textures to make this little cards, All the possibilities you have with different materials and mediums, this makes in my opinion a durable long lasting Art Card to enjoy for a very long time.

Gathering very good materials are essential to do them, Work with the Best to Achieve the Best! not to mention a good and durable Watercolor Paper and or Linen Canvas. This makes for One, to have more appreciation for Artist Cards and truly called them a miniature works of Art.

This Cards are 4" by 6" a little bigger than the ACEO'S truly enjoyed the Vintage look in them.