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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Work in progress

2 16"x16" canvases, 1 16"x39" canvas, lots of acrylic gels and paints


The above shows the state of the piece pre-burglary. I've made a lot of progress - just about to start with the photos. Note that this is intended to be a large version of Shattered City, but is actually turning out to have its own personality. (Also, please note that the white spoodgy stuff in the middle had been applied merely to add texture, and dried clear. :-D)


nanila, after 2.5 hours of teleconferencing with JPL


I think the state of my posture says it all.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-04 12:12 (UTC)
Thank you, kind provider of appropriate iconography.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2008-04-04 11:51 (UTC)
That's about how I felt yesterday after two hour of teleconference.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-04 12:10 (UTC)
I'm so glad we have (1) a separate meeting room for telecons and (2) a mute button on the conference phone. Because the only thing that keeps me sane is the ability to shout smartarse responses without anyone hearing me.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2008-04-04 12:32 (UTC)
I always use my mobile and a headset. That way i can wander around, get coffee etc.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-04-04 22:50 (UTC)
Gesso, then? *tries to peer in closer*

I could not love the last photo more--even were there a cherry on top. Hmm. Maybe just a little. And I'm left with the urge to slide across the table at you on my belly & ((bip!)) foreheads with you. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-07 16:28 (UTC)
It's actually the leftover gel that gets stuck to the lids and dries partially. I scrape it off and use it when I need to make a thick layer.

Forehead-bip! I like those. :-D
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-04-05 00:44 (UTC)

extrapolations

...love the colors and layers ...can't wait to see where it went and catch the textures in close-up! The clicky-click for enlargements didn't work, so I clicked ten more times each and my mouse just giggled.





Edited at 2008-04-05 05:43 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-07 16:40 (UTC)
These are just camera phone pictures so I figured enlargements were unnecessary. Also, I haven't worked out a free photo editing program for Windows to use until I replace my Mac. This is the problem with investing in platform-specific software. Feh.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-04-07 17:22 (UTC)
There's always giving the new Photoshop Express Beta a try (I haven't given it a go yet, so I'd love to hear your opinion should you do so). Also, as I recall, the Windows version of Gimp is pretty powerful if a bit less user-friendly than some of the alternatives. Both of these should have platform-independence going for them.
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2008-04-05 15:54 (UTC)
This is beautiful. Part Northern Lights, part painted desert.

You're beautiful too, at risk of stating the obvious.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-07 16:50 (UTC)
Thank you. I like the way it's evolving - I hope to post again this week with the progress update.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-04-11 05:56 (UTC)
Thank you! I don't think I've ever had a compliment specifically directed at my shoulders before. They're going to be quite smug for the rest of the day.
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