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Dec 12, 2010

Nest - Sunday Sketches

nest wip
nest and heart

Last Sunday PoeticArtist showed us her beautiful piece of two human beings looking at a nest.  Then days later,  I saw a nest in a magazine.  I had one last page to fill in my sketchbook for the sketchbook project 2011, and had been wondering what to add.  It finally hit me that a nest with a heart in it would work with the theme I am illustrating.  The above image shows my sketch in pencil.  Above that is the sketch in pen that I redrew onto rice paper.  I added the heart later with red washi paper.


nest aceo
Nest I, detail of aceo 
I loved how it came out in my sketchbook so I decided to do an aceo.  For the aceo above, I used gloss medium to adhere my rice paper drawing to the support.  I then painted some of the background with acrylics and  hand-stamped the word "love."  Below the nest layer is another painting.  If you hold it up to the light, you'll see a human figure kneeling.  The heart in the nest shows through and appears to be in his hand that rests on his knee.

Sunday Sketches is hosted by Sophia at Blue Chair Diary.Hop on over to see more sketches.

18 comments:

Lenora said...

Thanks for visiting! Love the simplicity to this! The heart expressed so well in this archetype

Mona said...

Wow! a nestled heart! That sketch speaks volumes!

Diana Evans said...

I love nests!!! they are so amazing...how the birds create them...and I love your wonderful sketch here!!!! looks perfect!!! the lines are beautiful!!!!


have a wonderful day!!!

WrightStuff said...

How lovely to meet you at Sunday sketches - and such beautiful nests to share with us!!

Julia Christie said...

great to meet you here and what a wonderful notion - a nestled heart. Very sweet. I like how the last one turned out best!

Smiles

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Amazing piece!!!! Thanks so much for visiting - I look forward to your Sunday sketches - I bet your sketchbook project is incredible!
cheers, dana

Tammie said...

I love the idea of a heart in a nest, the birth of love, or heart. Very sweet and turned out wonderfully.

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for you visits and comments. I am happy to meet all of you and your art work.

Heather said...

What beautiful idea. I love this sketch and painting. Simple but so elegant.

EVA said...

"Love"ly nests Juana!

Beautiful!

Katerina Galati said...

Love your theme, is original and your sketch too.
Thanks for passing by my blog, it's nice meeting you!! I'll visit again with more time to see your art.
Wish you a creative week!!

Heather said...

Oh what a beautiful idea, a nest of love. Very simple and sweet, indeed. Nice to meet you through Sunday Sketches! xxoo

Debbie said...

I love your idea of the heart in the nest and the sketch is wonderful too!

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful nests and a wonderfully well thought out aceo...

I am loving having a look around your blog!

xo
Kristin

Poetic Artist said...

My dear friend..I find inspiration in your art. I love the way you added the heart in the nest.
I would love to sit and and look and touch your beautiful journal.
Take care and I hope all is well.
Katelen

Brian Miller said...

nice. this is lovely...and what better place to find a heart than in a home or nest...

Reflections said...

Such a powerful image, yet simple in form... but always the heart as the core of the nest, as love lifts like a breeze under ones wings.

Sophia said...

Your bird nests are fantastic! And looks like we both had the same idea of a red heart, ey? :)

Thank you for joining us this week. So glad to have you.

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