Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pyro-Art Piece 'In the Middle we Dance'

This eight centimetre Applewood slice was just right for my latest design, which takes inspiration from a wonderful. evocative verse by Rumi -

     'We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.
     The stars made a circle and in the middle we dance.'



Tuesday, 7 February 2017

'Lady of the Greenwood'

This small drawing of my 'Green Lady' was created using coloured pencils on smooth white paper. The image of a Green Lady has been with me for a number of years, and was the inspiration for the name of my etsy shop 'House of the Green Lady'. I first drew her back in 2012 and named her 'Spirit of Albion'. This latest design is essentially the same figure, renamed 'Lady of the Greenwood' and depicted as a small head and shoulder image.
'Lady of the Greenwood'

Monday, 23 January 2017

A Selection of Pyrography Pieces

I've been pretty busy over recent weeks creating new Pyro-Art pieces for my etsy shop houseofthegreenlady, along with jewellery and artwork..
  I have a nice selection of wood to draw upon at the moment- including some nicely shaped Hazel slices and a little bit of Box, which is wonderful to work with.
  So here are some pictures of recent designs...
'Tree Blessings' Pyrography on Box wood.
'Sunrise' Pyrography on Hazel . This piece features an old tree, Runes of the Elder Futhark, and on the base...SUNRISE!

'Moony' Pyrography on Pyracantha
'Sleepy Mouse' Pyrography on Hazelwood. The main face features a gnarly tree, sheltering Badger..when you turn this piece over..Sleepy Mouse is revealed on the base..

'Tryst' Pyrography on Box wood.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Small Watercolour Design 'McCrowface'

This little watercolour was a recent personal challenge to produce a quick piece of artwork..as opposed to my usual very slow and detailed method of working! The little character continues my recent bird theme in light- hearted vein..
'McCrowface' by Gill Rippingale

Sunday, 11 December 2016

'Earth and Sky' Watercolour/pen and ink design

My new design was inspired by a recent walk through Sherwood Forest. Its all about the experience of looking up into the tree canopy, watching the birds in flight..contrasted with looking down at the earth beneath my feet, where fungi erupt and creatures leave their footprints..of course, there are no longer bears to be found in Sherwood..but that is where a little bit of imagination comes in!
'Earth and Sky' by Gill Rippingale
Detail from 'Earth and Sky'
Detail from 'Earth and Sky'

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pyrography Art - 'Sky Moot'

This little double sided Pyro Art piece is made from a slice of my favourite Pyracantha wood.
  I've taken inspiration from looking up at the forest canopy, and watching birds in flight.
'Sky Moot'

'Sky Moot'

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Tiny Tableau of Doves

A short while ago I created a tableau of Crows. This latest project repeats the process with doves.
  Nine tiny doves are individually hand painted on slips of watercolour paper which have been pre-stained with ink to create interesting background colours. The slips are then arranged in a pleasing fashion and stuck onto background card for framing.
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