remember that ink and bleach pattern ?  It’s been haunting my soul…

ink and bleach on acrylic backgound painting

No bleach here…just acrylic, watercolor, and some manipulation in Photoshop.

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more ink and bleach…

February 17, 2011

…finally bought that dip pen…NOT a good idea to use with bleach, but it produced for a little while…

ink and floral bleach frame

ink and bleach floral patternink

Avery Complete!

August 4, 2010

Special thanks to Lindsay for such an awesome project!  It’s not too often that I get asked to paint “people portraits” in my Acrylic & Oil Wash technique…so this was a real treat.  You may have seen the work in progress here.

Portrait of Avery by Heather L. Young FLYoung Studio

Avery with Popsicle

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. want a people portrait?  I’d be happy to whip one up for ya…just email heather@flyoungstudio.com

I’m a collector of sorts.  Little odds and ends that might inspire are good to have around.  My three little apprentice girls presented me with quite the gem this weekend.

hand-painted scarf from Bulgaria

detail of hand-painted scarf from Bulgaria, artist Dani Iliev

Isn’t it amazing?  I love that it is wearable art, but I must say Nick and I are tempted to frame it.  This, by the way, is only a small detail of the scarf, which measures nearly 6 feet in length.

I love the variety, the patterns, the uniqueness of each one.  I rarely wear them, but I can’t help myself from picking them up here and there.  Here’s the collection…

scarfcolllection

My favorites are vintage Vera and Liberty of London prints.  I also draw heavily from the ones with sentimental value.  And there you have it…a little eye candy for your Monday morning blues.

Prior to my trip, I had purchased two skeins of yarn and a jumbo sized crochet hook.  The initial results were discouraging to say the least…out of practice, I suppose…and a little uninspired.  That is until Christmas day, when Reima presented me with a gloriously crocheted scarf of interesting pattern. (thanks Rei)

bluescarf

Delighted with my new gem, I was determined to replicate the intricate design.  You all know, I can’t follow a pattern to save my life, but after careful dissection, and hours of finger whittling work, I reign victorious!

greenscarf

Sadly, my yarn hails from a thicker variety, which may only be appropriate for two days out of the year in south Georgia.

Sir Henry

December 29, 2008

Brother to the Duke…

henrydixon

“Sir Henry Dew Dixon”

8″x10″, Acrylic and Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2008 Heather L. Young

oh how sweet…

December 28, 2008

lil’ man Duke…

dukedixon

“Duke Dew Dixon”

8″x10″, Acrylic and Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2008 Heather L. Young