3.22.2013

It's a big, BIG love! Whale with Coral Illustration Finished!

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Love as big as a whale! (Well, bigger, really.)
Sweet and serene, but full of reassuring and undeniable power.
"I love you high and deep and long and wide"
--my paraphrase of the heart of Ephesians 3:14-21.

The original is collage, watercolor and white-on-white gouache
on a creamy handmade cotton rag paper
(see my work-in-progress here)
but I added a minty green to the digital version
to pick up on the color of the blue coral.

Happy Friday! 

35 comments:

  1. Your mixed media whale is delightful and unique. I love the quote the lace and flowers. Its great to see the work in progress with the finished piece. Beautiful and inspiring

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  2. Wow, this is so incredible...I was watching it "in progress" and it is so beautiful, and what a neat way to show off that scripture!

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  3. Very creative and so well done ~ love it! ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  4. Lovely, Sadee!
    The patterns are so very intricate and beautiful!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. Very beautiful art! Love the coral. The color is just perfect with the whale.

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  6. loving your mixed media art piece. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. lovely, compelling, striking this is ...

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  8. It's beautiful-love all the patterns and details!! Happy PPF!

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  9. Wow this is intense. Thanks for showing it. I've never seen anything like this before. Happy PPF! Lovies, Samara.

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  10. I'm a big whale fan and yours is really lovely. The details and colors are fabulous. Beautiful work.

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  11. I like the way you paraphrased Ephesians. And your whale looks sweet and delicate, love it!! It's really beautiful.

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  12. This is really beautiful... the words and image are simply perfectly matched...xx

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  13. It turned out beautifully.... the whale reminds me of a man expressing his love! Very nice!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Wow, it's wonderful! Beautiful with great colors and details! <3

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  15. I truly love this. So peaceful and beautiful.

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  16. It seems like the love is making the whale fly. What a wonderful piece -- perfect. Thanks for taking us along for its creation.

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  17. this is beautiful, sadee! i love the white on white and also that happy minty green! gorgeous work! :)

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  18. Such a beautifully detailed painting! Love it :)

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  19. Your whale is truly beautiful. Absolutely magic and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. This is wonderful! I love the delicate colours and details.

    Karen x

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  21. This painting is awesome. The whale is perfect and so is the background. Very nice!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. This is fantastic, you did a wonderful job...thanks so much for sharing it.
    Lynn

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  23. absolutely stunning! I love how you sign your pieces, too :)

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  24. very nice!! love all the little details you've added.

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  25. Wow, wow, wow...my daughter absolutely loves whales, and I absolutely love this piece. I have the Etsy print bookmarked. I may HAVE to purchase it, and soon! Love it.

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  26. it's just beautiful! I like the colors, and the water, and everything about it! {:-D

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  27. Beautiful! I so enjoyed seeing how you created this. Big, big love indeed!

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  28. Oh wow Sadee! This is gorgeous!

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  29. Oh my gosh!!! I love this so much! It is so beautiful. That whale i stunning, and I love the patterns around it!

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  30. I love how this came out! you have a lovely style! the quote is terrific for this piece. PS I LOVE your signature sybmol. Great use of your S's!!!! nice touch

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