Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello Dolly. Mixed Media Monday


These are my pieces for this week's challenge of Hello Dolly, on Mixed Media Monday.  We watch A LOT of old movies and I knew I wanted to focus on the movie "Hello Dolly".  There are some wonderful hats in that movie. I love vintage hats, and I wanted to incorporate vintage hats into my piece somehow.


Then I remembered the set of 4 ink sketches I purchased at a local antique store...


The sketches were on heavy watercolor paper, pretty much already ATC size.  Not all have hats, but I thought you'd like to see them all, and I encourage you to enlarge them, the facial detail is so lovely.


I embellished them simply, with the goal of enhancing and extending, but keeping true to the spirit of the original artist and his or her subjects.

6 comments:

  1. These look very much like Harrison Fisher's American Beauties. Were they signed? Anyway, they're beautiful!

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  2. Hi Bev, Thanks for looking. All were unsigned, and yes, very lovely!

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  3. Gosh these are beautiful.
    Fantastic work.

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  4. They're wonderful and you've enhanced your treasured sketches beautifully!!

    Linda

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  5. Oh wow these really are gorgeous.

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  6. These are beautiful ATC's - each and every one of them! Diane

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