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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Before and After


Many months ago I completed Sentinel as you see at the left.  The center panel is a beautiful linocut created by Australian artist Dijanne Cevaal.  She created Sentinelle to travel the world in the work of fellow artists.

Click on the link above.  There are two posts Dec 14 and Dec 30, 2011 (!)  Even then I wondered if it was complete.
Sentinel Detail

Sentinel Revised
Months go by and while I really, really like the piece there seems to be something missing.  Until yesterday when it finally dawned on me.  Sentinel Revised is much more pleasing to me now.

Then I decided to tackle another piece that I was lukewarm about.  Meditations also works better for me having been revisited.  If you go to the link above, scroll down to Oct 14, 2011, for the original post.

I'd be interested in what others think.



Meditations

Meditations Revised
Meditations Revised detail

8 comments:

  1. I think Sentinel Revised is better than the original one. The fabric you chose for the border makes it glow and it is especially nice that the top portion of the border is mostly gold. It makes it appear that light (energy) is either going into Sentinel from above or that Sentinel is giving off light (energy) to the world.

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    1. Thank you so much, Regina...and for noticing the top gold color. I played around with that piece of hand dyed (African) for a long time and that worked for me. I think Dijanne would be happy.

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  2. I love the revisions. Sentinel is way more spectacular than it was before!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I value your comments. Always.

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  3. I agree, the borders have brought both pieces to life.

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    1. Gosh, thanks for taking the time from your amazing travels to read and comment!

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  4. omg - night and day! What a difference -- especially the top one, which is now spectacular!

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  5. Thank you so much for your comment! High praise. Appreciated, my friend.

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