Hi all! Time to reveal my 3rd picture with the horses. Again, another take, another style - this time - a Celtic Horse - a creature that is by the look of it, half horse and half... a fish? Dragon? Can you guess? This is a sort of a tribute to the Celtic art of knots and Celtic mythology. I've used mostly warm hues plus a golden relief paste. Also the mane of the horse has been painted with a gold metallic glass paint to add some richness and splendor. The frame, by contrast, I kept simple so the focus remains on the knotted horse.
Here are a few photos of the picture, taken at different angles:
And this is what it looked in the process of creation - drying up on the glass before I put it together and paint the frame around for the final touch :)
A stitch in time... and you're ready for Christmas ahead of time :))) Yes, funny or not, I've already started stitching some Christmassy motifs for my cross stitched cards. Stranded cotton ready, canvas ready, motifs chosen. I like to take my time and stitch my stuff in a relaxed atmosphere. Under time pressure, my stitching / crafting mojo somehow vanishes.
It is my ambition to stitch this year 2 series of cards. One of 6 pieces and one of four. The theme for my Christmas cards is "Festive Feet". Funny as it seems, it will become more clear when I progress with my cross stitch :) Keep dropping by!
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