Dimensions finished: 16" x 20" under glass; mat size opening: 10.5" x 13.5"
I finally completed a frog painted on 8 mm silk with colors that blended correctly. It was set with steam for three hours on top of the stove, then ironed and matted and placed in a purchased frame under glass.
Close up of Mr. Frog who is about 11" in length
This was one I painted a few weeks ago on thinner silk, using basically the same line drawing, but with less dye, and transparent gutta, making a softer effect:
Minnemie first painted a frog on lily pads in watercolors. She was kind enough to let me take inspiration from her art. I loved the way she made the colors flow, and thought it would make up well in silk. (please do make a visit to her blog as she shows her wonderful watercolors here on her blog). Minnemie also quotes nice verse along with her painting. You will enjoy her musings.