Monday, May 4, 2015

Ophelia: A Palette of Whites . . .

"Ophelia" 9 x 12 Pressed Cardboard

"Snow and frost and icy noons,
Crumpled roses, torn and bleeding;
Ophelia waiting at the gate,
What more would any man be needing?"
-Excerpt from the poem, Lady Bountiful by Dolores M. French


She's finished! The little lady I was working on Last week that is - and she even has her own "wings" to show for it. I tried my hand at an all-white palette this time, hoping to see how far I could get with a lack of color altogether. I know that a successful interior design using mostly whites rely on textures and depth to create interest, so I went about seeing how much texture I could add to the mix. Turns out, a lotta molding paste and added pieces did the trick. Wanna see what I did with her? Okay then, here goes:

Full piece with "wings" that extend off of the bottom.

Her hair and "hat" were created with molding paste pushed through stencils and mesh fruit bags that were first painted white before being adhered with E-6000. 

The piece of vintage text that inspired the Title.

(A better look at her wings ;) 


And there you have it! Sweet Little Ophelia, all dressed in white. . . 



Speaking of the opposite of white, The SOC 5 is just Four. Tiny. Weeks. From. Today! Are you ready?! 

Wheeeeeeeeee . . . 

To Love, Art & Getting Ready,
Kristin xo

17 comments:

Alexandra said...

She's fantastic, Kristin. I'm blown away by your final results with her. I'm sure you must be quite pleased! :)

laurie said...

oh my gosh ,, she is beautiful, what a wonderful artistic expression!

Valerie-Jael said...

Just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Love her hair!

Linda Kunsman said...

Your Ophelia is just breathtaking Kristin-I LOVE her!! And am I ready for SOC? You betcha!!

massofhair said...

Such mesmerising beauty on a canvas Kristin! She is STUNNING, your white adds so much to her and her eyes are divine! :-) xxx

Jenny said...

Oh Kristin... she is gorgeous... so beautiful in white... she is truly darling...

Jenny X

missy k said...

She is charmingly delightful.... I love her :)

I finished my Life Book page! What fun I had with your lesson Kristin.

Karen x

Carin Cullen said...

Wow, she is absolutely gorgeous Kristin! And a mostly white palatte.. are you sure you're feeling okay mama?!?! (only joking of course!)

Terri Corona said...

I just love her - that mesh hair is precious! And those wings - she's just all around wonderful.

Jaz Higgins said...

She's gorgeous! I love the stars.

Caz said...

She is beautiful :-)

Diane said...

Just fantastic.

Hugs diane

Mary Ann Potter said...

A beautiful Ophelia! I'm sure that Wm. Shakespeare would be honored to see his character looking so well! (She comes to such a bad end on the stage.)

SOC! Hooray!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness, Kristen! Ophelia is absolutely gorgeous! I can't tell you how much I love her beauty and that amazing background, too. Thank you for sharing her with all of us! And YAY for SOC!!! I cannot wait!

Carmen said...

Gorgeous - I just love all that texture!

Am I ready? I have SoC marked on my calendar. I'm champing at the bit to get started :D

sheila 77 said...

The whites, the glitter, the turquoise eyes, the tiny stars, the poem - completely fabulous.