I have been in the fine arts / graphic arts business for many years, working in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic airbrush and computer art (with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator). I display in local galleries, and do illustration for a wide variety of venues.
I can also be found at:
http://belief-is-magic.com - Portfolio examples
http://1-maggie-huft.pixels.com - Fine Art America storefront - NEW!
http://www.zazzle.com/maggiehuft - Zazzle storefront
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiehuft - Professional network

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fantasy Art

Before I discuss my newest piece, I should report on the artist's reception I mentioned in my last entry.  The event didn't get into the local newspaper like the store owner expected.  So the turnout was less than stellar - maybe 4-5 people.  I did get into some interesting conversations with a couple of folks - disappointing overall however.
Now....
This newest art is a watercolor.  I painted it large and specifically so I could try a new method of display.  Some time ago I saw a demo on how to stretch watercolor paper onto stretcher bars (the kind used for canvasses).  I wanted to try it - and lets face it - it would be a lot less expensive than matting and framing with glass.
The transparent parts of the wings and the light brush-strokes along the edges of the wings is water-based iridescent paint.
"Reflections"

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