I've just listed my first printed greetings card - Kinver Hearts. I've been wanting to get this image printed for a while, and it finally exists in the form of a card.
The card has come out a little different to the original in colour, but I prefer it. The greys in the sky that you can see above have turned out more purple, which is great. Visit the listing here.
Just over a year ago, I blogged a little about the series of artworks that inspired this piece - visit the post here. It all started with this photograph, taken at Kinver Edge in the Midlands:
Shortly afterwards, I painted this piece. I opened up the negative space a little, allowing for a colourful sunset to be seen behind the plants:
Using that canvas as inspiration, I painted a similar scene in my art journal in watercolours and acrylics:
I experimented with that a little, adding an extra layer in acetate:
I also edited the photograph of the original, stretching it out:
Then playing with the contrast and adding hearts:
The original painting was originally to be for sale but we (that is, my boyfriend and I) liked it so much that we kept it.
I still wanted it to be for sale in some form though, hence these greetings cards (yes, there will be more!). I'm looking into getting prints of many of my paintings made too, of which Kinver will be one. There will also be a Kinver Hearts print - watch this space.