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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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CursedOnez Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutly gorgeous :heart:
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Eumelia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist
I like the monochrome feel, and her expression is intriguing. Can't quite figure it out. Very fresh and original work :-)
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: amazing work :+favlove:
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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aBrenn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
this is so incredibly professional. i refuse to believe this could be done with a paint brush! seriousl though, its breath taking. i could use your advice anytime
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thank you.

I don't know if you were serious about the advice part, but if you were and there's anything you want to know, then feel free to ask anytime.
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Ladyeternalflame Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
It's incredible, simply fantastic! I like the tan color, she is beautiful, love the face and tendrils of hair. I like fairies. A cabbage fairy, what a fantastic idea. I like cabbage, it's good for you.
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akasora Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
beautiful job on the face in perticular. the detail is very very good and I think you have the form itself down very well in this.
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Caillean09 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
Very impressive. The photo-like clarity of the face mixes well with the fantastic element you created with the beautiful curving designs and teh faery wings. Simply amazing.
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myceliae Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow, I just adore this piece. It is so crisp. Love it!
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:iconsydia:
Sydia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
It's absolutely stunning *_*
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Rindaewen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Your work truly inspires me, you are so talented......

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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words. :) :hug:
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Rindaewen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
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topazdolphin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
This picture is fantastic. I though it was a photo it was so good beautiful work
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC work
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Rita. :D
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
very welcome
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Emmzie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006
lovely , i like all the tones youve got in it =)
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systematic-lunatic Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
:wow: Beautiful work!
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 30, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Hunks Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwsome, beautiful! :+fav:
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Etherreal. I wish my garden inspired me in the same way (just what would a painting based on asparagus look like anyway :plotting:). How did you learn the technique?
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
I just experimented with applying the paint in different ways. if something wasn't working out I took the paint off and started again. I didn't really have a plan as to what I wanted the painting to look like, so I was free to play around and see what worked for me.

Asparagus, eh? Interesting... ;)
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Yep. Asparagus. And the spring onions are just about ready, then it'll be the strawberries and blueberries. None of which has ever inspired my art. lol

I rem reading a quote by Renoir - who I think used to apply paint then scrape it - apply it, then scape it. Someone asked how he knew when he was done painting one of his woman. He replied that he knew she was done when he wanted to pinch the flesh on her cheeks. (I always wondered which cheeks he meant)
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 31, 2006   Traditional Artist
I have some blueberries and onions growing, too. Who knows, maybe they'll inspire something in me... Though I'm thinking more in the kitchen, than in the studio.
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
If you cook as good as you paint that will be something!
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
I'm not really all that great at cooking. I'm not bad or anything, but people are hardly falling over themselves to come and test my experiments. ;)
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angelsg33 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!!
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 28, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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aoibhinn Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those colours are just beautiful... so soft and warm.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work kae i love it!! i love the colours!! may i ask do you scan your work or take apic since it's on canvas and 12x16-amazing work!!
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Katerina. :) :hug:

I use my digital camera. I used to scan my paintings in parts, but it took too long to stitch them together, and my scanner usually made my paintings look weird (very grainy). So I went back to using my camera.
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glait Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Wonderful, the tones and shades are really well done.
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nydwyngreendragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work as always! I admire your expansion of technique and your growth as an artist... For those reasons I rank you among the best! I know you will go far, just stay vigilant and keep producing these wonderful works of art!
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner May 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
As always, thank you. I appreciate your continued support of my work. :hug:
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nydwyngreendragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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mossyoak Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Lovely work- I will look at cabbages differently from now on :)
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darkwingsfly Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
very nice
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sphinxmuse Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
It seems as if she's emerging from, or disappearing into, a mist. It's a really interesting, somewhat surreal effect. I also love the minimal color palette.

I've always wanted to try water-soluble oil paints, so this is an inspiration!
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