Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sepia Gal finished!






For her 'skirt' I was going for almost a 'moss covered tree trunk' effect and although that is not exactly how this turned out, I still love it - What do you think?













Yeah!  She is finished (for the most part)!!!  This is the biggest project I have done thus far, and it has taken me hours and hours of detail work and over two weeks to finish,
but I am over the moon with the finished piece!!

I love how the Henna'd flowers  on her body turned out, pretty much exactly as I imagined...
I am also in love with the tree I added to add context to this piece - the tree almost
steals the show, don't ya think?






This was really such a long project (for me) that I was aching to get her finished and put two long days in on her yesterday and today. 
Thanks for your positive comments on her thus far.  I hope you all like how she turned out!


Smiles

21 comments:

Jg. for FatScribe said...

wow ... they are all so gorgeous. congrats on the completed project, Julia!

lissa said...

wonderful! and the details are what makes this such a great piece. just wonderful!

Tammie Lee said...

Julia,
She is delightfully gorgeous. I love all the details. I clicked to make it bigger so that I could take in your precious designs. I love how shapely she is and all her flowers.

How big is this piece?

Julia Christie said...

Thanks for the sweet comments!
Tam- she is 12X24.5"

Sophia said...

Julia,
She turned out amazing! Whoa! Seriously. Everything is perfect and the colours just pull the entire piece together into an amazing success. THIS one is your best piece, yet. :)

Hugs!

Diane said...

Oh My Goodness!! Stunningly beautiful-and just look at that detail!!

Vanilla said...

Wow! It really was worth it to spend so much time on it, she looks beautiful! I adore all those intricate patterns and details!

art2cee2 said...

That is just beautiful. I am a loss for words! :-)

Heather said...

Like it????? HMMM, I LOVE IT!!!!
Wow, she really came out amazing. all of your hard work shows. The tree is awesome! I just can't get over this one. She's definitely your best! The colors, everything....great job, my friend!

Katerina Galati said...

It's amazing, wonderful colours and so much detail!!! you must be a very patient person :)

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my Julia, I'm speechless...........seriously I think she is my favorite piece you have ever done and I am such a huge fan of your work. She is spectacular and stunning!

Deanna said...

Oh my gosh, she's just gorgeous. You should be very proud. If you happened to want to send me a belated birthday present, I wouldn't mind at all. lol

Marlene said...

So Stunning! I love this piece, the colors are outstanding and the detail is devine.

Julia Christie said...

Thank you thank you for such enthusiasm!!! I am so excited to have dropped this off at the printer's this morning! I will add the professional scan to this post as soon as I get it so you can see all the detail up close. My camera is not the best.

You have all made me smile and I am humbled by your wonderful feedback. Thank you so much!

Smiles

Ces said...

I read this post at the office today and I could not wait to come home and ask you - WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME SISTER??? You made me gasp and gasp at the details - the treeeeeeeeeee - look at all the arabeque patterns OH MY GAAAADDDD!!!And the layers on that hat, the stippling... AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Didn't you have fun or what! It is so obvious you are smiling more with every new creation. You da bomb! TSUP!

Ces said...

ARABESQUE, I mean. I can't type. Dang it!

Millie said...

Fabulous - in my humble opinion Julia it's your best piece.
Millie x

WrightStuff said...

Oh wow, how did I miss that you had finished her? You must get her professionally scanned so you can make prints - I know I'll buy one! Absolutely beautiful!

outdoor.mom said...

i love her!! she has such beautiful details, curves, she almost comes alive off the paper :-)

William Cook said...

I figured it out. Saw your name on Ces's site. Your work looks downright fun. I'm so glad you decided to blog. And your catalogue of flowers is going to be nifty. That's a long notebook. Cherish every moment with those children. \\///\

William Cook said...

All that and I forgot to mention, this is a very cool piece. Does that tree give you ideas for future pieces or what? Have you ever seen "The Birth Of Venus" by Botticelli? You must have. Just curious. \\///\