Forest Queen

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“Forest Queen” first appeared in my sketchbook.


I was inspired looking through my stash of papers, and my new line of stencils.  Dots in a Row is especially evident in the background.

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After getting everything blocked in, I did some reverse painting on the background, and started adding papers, like a lace print paper napkin for her dress.


Picking just the right papers is a difficult task!

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I added pattern with my own hand carved stamp.  Gold paint makes the design on the dress.


Slowly adding more detail…

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I used gold ink and a dip pen for detailing her hair.

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If you are interested in this 15 x 30 inch canvas original, contact Tessera Fine Art Gallery at (316) 262-2435.

Happy creating!