Vanessa Foley's Aviary

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Postby mfaith on Fri May 18, 2018 12:00 am

vanessafoley wrote:Finishing up a couple of little ‘White Swan’ Echinacea originals for my next studio sale! So relaxing to work on these simple portraits of such elegant flowers you would almost think I wasn’t running desperately behind with gallery deadlines #colourpencil #fabercastellpolychromos #echinacea #botanicalart #originalart

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Postby dodgers77 on Fri May 18, 2018 12:17 am

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Postby kansasbbq on Fri May 18, 2018 7:38 am

Those are marvelous.
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Postby GoBluePanic on Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 am

kansasbbq wrote:Those are marvelous.

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Postby mfaith on Tue May 29, 2018 8:13 pm

vanessafoley wrote:Little wren in colour pencil study I’ve been working on today (I didn’t realise quite how worried he looked until I snapped this photo!) Really focussed on the light and shadows to give this fellow the correct form before I started in on the details and am quite happy with how plump and round he’s turned out I’ve used #fabercastellpolychromos pencils on #fabrianoartistico paper in this piece. #wren #colourpencil #ornithology #birdart #britishbirds

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Postby mfaith on Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:04 pm

Vanessa's new print is up! https://apothacaryandwren.bigcartel.com ... tion-print

Hand deckled, signed and fully archival giclée print
Measuring 10.5” by 9”
Limited edition (edition of 100)

‘The Apothecary’ was part of a recent group show titled “The Poison Garden” at Antler Gallery, Portland. The show focused on the idea of danger masked by beauty, I’m often inspired by duality in nature so this theme was right up my street!
My portrayal of a wise owl as the Apothecary was in recognition of the great knowledge these early pharmacists had as well as the power of life and death they held over those who came before them. The two plants I’ve incorporated into the composition are Poison Ivy and Echinacea, the latter being a cure to the former.

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Postby GoBluePanic on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:44 pm

Dang, was out of town and missed the sale and print.

If anyone picked up an extra Apothecary, or is having second thoughts, please let me know.

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Postby bullelk on Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:50 am

I haven’t seen many bees up on eBay.

5 days left on this one.

eBay 163091285892
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Postby kansasbbq on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:29 am

Wow!
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Postby JBFrame on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:42 pm

This is a cross posting. This print is signed and numbered by Vanessa Foley and titled The Apothecary. Print is pedestal floated and has a raised outside mat.

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Postby christorge2 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:45 pm

killer frame up
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Postby mfaith on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm

christorge2 wrote:killer frame up


:clap: Looks amazing Joe
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Postby kansasbbq on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:20 pm

The framed Foley is very nice.

However, that lemon & lime/Sprite kitchen is hideous.
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