Saturday, January 29, 2011

Featured Artist:
Linda of Ciaobela





A note from Linda~Artist, Designer


"I love birch trees. Love. This sculptural enameled piece reflects my love of the cerulean blue sky seen through black and white birch tree trunks.

There are probably about 20 firings involved in a piece this size and of this complexity. Maybe you know, but each time you have to fire an enamel piece you have to counter fire (on the back) so the piece doesn't warp. Tricky, let me tell you!

The brilliant blue sky was done first, then the tree trunks in white enamel, with hand painting in black, using a tiny japanese watercolor brush, to give the tree trunks their fabulous birch tree black and white patterns. The small imperfections in the enamel surface just add to the handmade feeling.

Once I finished the piece, I trimmed out the two corners with handmade copper birch leaves in clusters. They have patina applied, and will turn a lovely greenish blue over time, as copper does. Some of them move, some are fixed. I used illustrations of real birch leaves as my patterns.

This piece measures 6" wide by 9" tall.
It comes with a black iron easel for display. Pics coming of the easel. I was so excited to list this piece, another one I had a hard time parting with,but it needs a good home."

Please take a moment and browse Linda's shop.

Linda's work is breathtaking!

Have a GREAT day!

and remember...

Bloom

Where

You

Are

Planted!

Big Hugs and Chmokies!

Karen

www.jmjcreations.etsy.com

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece from a lovely & very creative artist!

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  2. Gorgeous! What a wonderful shop, too!!

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  3. Linda's work is amazing!

    http://www.jmjcreations.etsy.com

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  4. Linda does amazing art, regardless of the medium she works with. She is fearless, and I admire her talent. :)

    Linda S
    http://capecodjewel.etsy.com

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  5. I absolutely love Linda's work! She is a very talented artist.

    Tina
    http://www.kledesigns.etsy.com

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  6. That is a gorgeous piece of artwork! I am always amazed at the items that come out of Linda's studio. She is truly an artist. Love it!

    Trudy aka Momma Goddess
    www.mommagoddess.etsy.com

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  7. The detail in the birch trees is amazing..all with grains of glass. Amazing!

    Janet
    http://honeyfromthebee.etsy.com

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  8. I love this piece! It's nice to see the parallel of original ideas throughout the arts. I had an idea for oil paintings embellished with seed beads and almost at once someone did something along those lines. Well, this reminds me of that because of the different textures.

    Gorgeous!

    Patricia
    http://vener-art.com/

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  9. I love Linda's work! So will you!

    Brenda
    http://www.naughtyandnicelingerie.com

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  10. What a lovely piece Linda! Thank for sharing your art, inspiration and process!! Thank you for ths article Karen!!

    Audrey
    http://AudreyGardenLady.etsy.com

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  11. Linda's pieces are very extraordinary and creative!


    ~Regina

    Simply Shop|323

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