Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Global Talent Search: Little Terrarium







































Update!! I came in the top 50 of 999 entries!!! I'm thrilled and honored to have
been chosen.Now off to work on round #2.
 My final terrarium piece for the Global Talent Search! I wanted to create a
magical world, of plants and birds and insects and flowers. A place I could stare
at all day and feel inspired.I did alot of painting, somehow I can see the vision
in paint more clearly than a pencil or pen line. I can draw in paint so its comfortable
for me.
I started here: (as I posted the other day...)






































I really felt I needed to see the image clearly and not get too busy and I loved the big
jar the best. and I tried 2 side by side but it is way too busy.






































I painted a single jar with a better top and more considered elements.







































But the background, although I like I really felt was competing with the detail in the
terrarium. I think maybe the detailed technique and the rough style in background felt
really unsettling to me.
So I tried one with a more even background with texture.






































It still didn't feel grounded to me so I do what I do alot in my paintings and put the
image on a table. I felt like I could breathe now when I looked at it. I also painted
the bird and butterfly more beautifully and added a caterpillar, a ladybug, a bee and
some more butterflies. My change I would make now would be to do the lettering
more like the ones in the first versions... Oh well. I learn something from every piece of art I do.

10 comments:

tatjana said...

I like it a lot, the unusual lid makes it perfect - good luck!

Susan said...

LOVE, love, l-o-v-e !! xoxo Susan

Michelle Schneider said...

This post is so great! I love to see how you worked through the different challenges that came up...especially because I really struggled through the same sort of thoughts and emotions. Beautiful final piece!!

Kelly Kautz said...

I love seeing how this came together!

Tracey said...

really love your entry cant wait to see what you do for round 2 x

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Just gorgeous Jennifer! Looove!

jennifer said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I'm working like mad to get round 2 done, I am going away on friday so I have to have this finished by then,,, Whoa. Its going OK though!

Unknown said...

I like the way you put your colors and shapes together on the page. its an inspiration to see how you work. Good luck with GTS!

bella lullo said...

Amo le tue opere meravigliose!!

nini said...

Wow, this was so awesome to see! I love how you work, amazing really. And your piece is just gorgeous!