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Neat little artwork

I usually do an original bookmark when I sell an ACEO. Today I'm mailing out Sunset II to its buyer. I looked at it and thought... why not do something in watercolor with a similar palette? I had some watercolor paper bookmark slips around and started off with a Hansa Yellow wash, then started playing with various dilutions of Perylene Red once it dried and finished it with the pine island in Sodalite Genuine. I lightened the mass of vegetation in the silhouette with a little of the Perylene Red to give some reflected light into the vegetation, a subtle effect that worked. So I'm happy with this and scanned it. I may even print it out again and use printed bookmarks sometimes, start collecting the best ones and do prints of them. Or offer a prints collection of bookmarks on eBay when I've got a lot of good ones together -- including those cool knotwork ones I did a couple of years ago too.

Just wanted to share this. Today I begin working on my website, and that is a good feeling. But I may take a break later on and do an ACEO too. It'll still be a while before I get the newsletter going because my next task is learning the software and doing the research with it that will let me decide things like what to call it.
Explore-Oil-Pastels-With-Robert-Sloan.com Articles at eHow.com, ETSY shop, My Bonanzle Booth, deviantART gallery, SFFmuse and look for art by robertsloan2art on eBay. Listed on Art Blogs 4 U
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Interesting art blog: Patrick's Art Blog focused on realism!
New Topical Blog: www.robs-art-supply-reviews.blogspot.com for all the cool art stuff that isn't oil pastels!


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Sep. 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Beautiful bookmark, Robert. Yes, indeed, that red did work well on the shadows on the trees, lightened the shadows up and made them look very natural.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Once in a while the bookmarks will turn out to be as good as the ACEOs, and I just feel a need to post them.
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