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The flowers in the bouquet were originally planted from seed. Once reaching their full season the flowers were picked and dried for several months and then arranged as a composition. The pencils were finally layered up to seven times and the work took approximately 40 hours to complete. There is No. 4 in a series of 5 pictures done in this style. The pencils were Faber Castel and the paper was Bainbridge 2000 Illustration Board,a premium hot press illustration board. This is an ultra-smooth plate finish that is perfect for crisp, quality line work and mechanicals. It accepts all types of adhesive for mounting and presentation.Bright white, acid-free surface; ultra-smooth plate finish. Acid Free.
A little about me:
My name is Janet but I go by Jann, and I am originally from Ontario, Canada and have lived on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, since 1985.
I love the seacoast and mountains, so many of my photos are from British Columbia, Alberta, Vancouver Island, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. My main photo themes are sea, coastal,villages, people, portraits, mountains, trees, lakes, waterfalls, flowers, nature,wildlife, birds, animals, landscapes, sunsets, and the great National Parks of Canada such as Jasper,Banff, Waterton, Cape Breton Highlands, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay,Mt. Robson, Strathcona and others.
In the art world, I was initially trained as a Commercial Artist and Illustrator and eventually explored many other methods of art/style as well as other mediums. I work in pencil, ink, acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels. I have also enjoyed mosaic design and application, floor murals, wall murals, collapsible screens, floor cloths, graphic design. Explored sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, hand painted furniture, refinishing old frames with gold leaf or faux finishes, interior design and interior decorating.
With the advent of digital cameras I came to really enjoy photography both as an artistic expression as well as a foundation for capturing interesting and exciting compositions to be painted later.
My recent creative endeavour was graduating from a certified Cosmetology Program (hairstylist and esthetics) in March 2009.
Id like to build up an email list so I can let you know when Ive posted new work.
If youd like to participate, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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All images (photos and painting) are my own personal works and not in the public domain. Please respect my copyright as I respect yours. Thank You.
April 19th, 2013
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