Monday, March 03, 2008

Are we there yet?

The one thing I have discovered about taking classes with Jean Bernard is that "Baby, it ain't over 'til it's over". Each project goes through so many incarnations, and each look is a complete and total change from the one before... it's enough to leave one dizzy!

Anyway...

I spent yesterday painting. Dibs here... dabs there... My *intention* was to work in shades of blue over a silver base to give a pewter-y fantasy effect. Sigh... I simply couldn't keep my brush out of the gold paint. Or the gold microbeads. (I LOVE those little beggars!!) I learned that putting gold metallic and copper metallic paint side by side on the pallette and using them together makes an utterly rich and delicious blend. Topped off with a highlight of interference gold... well, as you can see, my "pewter" chair... isn't!


This is what I have so far. I am much more satisfied with it this morning than I was when I quit working last night. I'm not sure it's finished yet though. I guess I will just have to let it percolate for a while.


I really REALLY love the colors on the underside of the wings. So... what do you think? Is it finished?

16 comments:

Judi Wellnitz said...

Only the chair can tell you when it is finished or not, LOL. It is absolutely magical! Magnificent!

Jacque Uetz said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!I love your finishing touch, and attention to detail!!

Linda Fleming said...

OMG! Judi, that is gorgeous- really, really drop dead gorgeous! I so very much wish I could see it in person, and apprciate every little detail- I am sure a photo doesn't do it justice. I bet you knocked Jean's socks off with this chair.

Cheryl said...

I like Judi's comment....MAGNIFICENT. I love how your colors came out and you can just look and look at this and keep seeing more. Wonderful

Bear said...

oh girl this chair is all of the above and more- oh and the opal looking underneath of the wings- oooooh man alive thats stupendous lovely one- talk about catching the colour ooh I started by saying this chair was Awesome days ago where do I take it now cos its more then awesome ,more then magnificent more then Stupendous ooh Judi A send it to moi so I can tell ya when its finished- mind it would get lost on the way home so U better keep it there in your safe hands- dear one the chair will tell ya when its done- is it saying that or not- let it percolate and then between you and the chair well then you will know if its done or not- me I would take possession right here right now but hey who am I to stop you from making it even more so so when U is finished percolating just put it in the mail and I can assure you its new home would be very very very happy to have it here!! and that includes moi tooo!
Awesome woman!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Needle Pulling Thread Designs said...

Oh my Judi...Fran tagged me and now I am tagging you..hope you do not mind!

Love,
Nita

Kerry said...

I am speechless Judi!! Absolutley mavelous, magnificant, gorgeous chair and I wouldn't touch another thing it is perfectly done!!

Louisiana Momma said...

your chair is really breath-taking.. its awesome to see you at work again.. your work is always flawless ;-)

P.S. Please send me an email at mommasgoodiesandgifts@yahoo.com Since my computer crash I lost your email addy .. thank you tons :-)

Yvette said...

WOW!!!!! It is perfect!!!
Amazing and....WOW!!
You did an awesome job with this chair!

Kai said...

Judi, you pay such attention to detail, and those details are what make your art so glorious! The BEST part is that what you make never looks contrived; instead it looks as though it just evolved from - or was born of - the magic inside of YOU. BEAUTIFUL!

Jean Bernard said...

I will try and post again Miss Judi A ! hope it makes it this time :p
your chair is beyond words ! I am MOST proud of your art piece. BRAVO ! stunning, gorgeous, magical, adventerous, might say what I feel when I look upon your chair :)
Jean

Sue K. said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This chair is just stunning! I see what you mean about the color of the underside of the wings - but I'm truly in love with all of it!

Sharon-NZ said...

Its awe inspiring, absolutely awesome. I love it soo much what a fantastic chair

Shashi Nayagam said...

What an amazing chair this is!! You have surpassed yourself Judi and made Jean so proud I bet. I love everything about it and it really gives me the impression that any moment it will fly away. Well done you

HElen said...

Judi,
I agree with every one and every word said about the chair. It is so one of kind! BEAUTIfully wonderful!

Clothmatters said...

Stunning work!