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Fresh Art Where Friends Gather Under the Stars Mixed Media Masquerade Ball

Five ravens stringing up the bunting, they're the only ones who can reach that height and keep a lookout.  There isn't any RSVP to the Black and Gray Masquerade Ball.  It's an impromptu private party and so far eleven masks have heard the calling.

  

Linking to Inspiration Avenue Theme Masquerade Ball  and Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge Black and Grays.   This piece is about 9x11 inches (too big for the scanner.)  Mixed media of clippings from zoology, national wildlife, and children's story books and magazines; plus ribbon, envelope, greeting card, sticker, and acrylic paint.

10 comments :

laurie said...

I love the black and white, I also really enjoy that everything is in and around the birch Trees, beautiful.

IM GIRL said...

Very creative and mysterious and I love the contrast of the black & white!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

using the restricted palette makes it intriguing... I wish I could pick it up and have a really close look xx

Terrie said...

I always think of riotous color with masquerades so this take is totally unique! Wish I could see the details better - I do see some masks and lots of eyes peering - looks very cool!

Ed Pilolla said...

what a cool piece. the birch trees and the clouds really create a setting. the inserts of the animals are cut like eyes themselves. provocative creation.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so cool Gloria!! Well done! I love the black and white and all the extra goodies in it, like the cat and is that a ram or goat? Excellent!

Tracey Potter said...

Your work is so intriguing, I want to have a closer look at it all. I keep leaning into the computer screen hoping to get a better look :)

New End Studio said...

Thanks guys! I wish I could've had a better photo, I probably took 12 plus a few tries with the scanner. The colors and the size made it difficult.

There are two rams, I think that's what they are. There is also a kind of mountain lion, too. Stacy you spied those!

The birch trees made me think of this scene. I remember driving through NH during the winter and the birch trees were casting a mysterious light. I wanted the clouds to act like a protective fog or other dimension.

Thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment. I appreciate all!

Laura said...

Very interesting. So much to look at!Thanks for joining us at gingers.

Ali Manning said...

What a fabulous mixed media piece! Thanks so much for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!