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Cabbage Faery by Kaelycea Cabbage Faery by Kaelycea
Proper titles for my paintings are often elusive, so I'll just name it after what inspired it, for now. ;)

This was mostly just an experiment with various techniques. I had been out in the garden planting cabbages... I thought the texture and patterns of the cabbages were interesting, and wanted to use them in a painting. Also, I use water soluble oil paints, so I wanted to see what effects I could create by lifting paint off the canvas, rather than simply adding to it. Using the oil paints almost like watercolours. I drew a figure (based loosely on myself) on the canvas and just started adding paint with no real plan in mind.

It's been through various, very different looking, stages. Stages where I hated it and stages where I loved it. I'm happy with the end result, though there are some niggling problems I could have avoided had I not given in to frustration and rushed it. I'll probably go back and fix them when the current layer has dried.

Oil paints, 12x16 inches.
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the textures.
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FaerieMajikk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love this painting...she is spectacular...i really admire the limited palette you have used, gives an amazing result
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never thought something based on a cabbage could look so beautiful. Truly amazing work!
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aixado Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
beautiful work !!I love also the fairies!!:hug:
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your beautiful work is featured here: [link]
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Stunning work, Katrina, the fact you did this with no real plan in mind really appeals to me...I think some of the best paintings evolve this way :heart:
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smelsmin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I love the textures, and the way the eyes seem like the most solid part.
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ThePix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
She is just so stunning! I can't look at her enough!
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julieanshar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Striking eyes...
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inthename Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
This is so unique!:clap:
Anyone who would ever say that your art wasn't fit for a queen...would be a liar.
The realism in this peice catches me...and brings many beautiful thoughts to mind. I love the color tones and shades too. very exquisite!
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