Sunday, 1 November 2009

Gothic Arches "Leighton"


The theme at Gohic Arches is to use an image from a painting by Lord Frederic Leighton.
I had so much fun with this challenge. I chose one of his images,(thanks for the link Nancy!) worked on it in photoshop then printed it and integrated it into a collage using lace, tissue paper and various Stewart Gill paints.

I recently discovered a brilliant way to construct a gothic arch in pretty much any size. All you need is a compass and some (very basic) knowledge of geometry. If you are interested, just email me and I will send you instructions.

27 comments:

  1. Wow was für ein traumhaft schöner Bogen Astrid.
    Fantastisch.

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  2. fabulous arch!! love the lace and flowers!!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! Love the arch trim.

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  4. Astrid, this is my favorite so far! What an absolutely gorgeous look it has to it, dreamy. And the bottom is just fabulous!

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  5. Loved your arch gorgeous hunting,A must see art!
    Loved it!

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  6. This is so stunning Astrid! -vintage and romantic. Beautiful inspired work!-

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  7. Ein ganz bezaubernder Bogen, liebe Astrid. Ich mag die Umrandung und die Spitze. Sieht toll aus!

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  8. Great work, Astrid! Love the lace and tissue framing this lovely image. Cheers!

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  9. An exquisite arch Astrid! Absolutely stunning!

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  10. Astrid, this is beautiful on so many levels! The lace is so gorgeous, and the colors are dream-inspiring! Wonderful arch!

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  11. This is so beautiful, Astrid, with the lace and the muted rose colors. I had not thought of using a compass but I think I see how to do an arch with one. Thanks for the "bug in my ear."

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  12. It's a marvellous arch and you've put quite a bit of wondeful work into it! I might pinch from your work for future use ;)

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  13. Fab. I love all those layers, very strokable!

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  14. what a lovely, lovely arch! so feminine and unique.... i would love your instructions... but am not sure how to email you...

    i'm at jamclaughlin @ comcast.net

    just leave out the spaces

    if you don't mind sending them... looking forward to them

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  15. WOW Astrid, your arch is gorgeous in every detail!!!

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  16. Astrid, your gold arch is ingenuous!! I love the vintage lace you used to finish the bottom of your design. The lace completes it perfectly.

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  17. what a brilliant arch you have created Astrid! I adore the gorgeous embellishments. It has a wonderful "time worn" feel that suits the image so well! gorgeous work!

    P.S. I am glad you are happy we moved back...I am also! :)

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  18. Oooohhh, SPECTACULAR!! Love the lace, the colours, the embellishments...love everything about it!!

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  19. Love your texture, the choice of color are brillant as well!

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  20. This arch is simply stunning. Beautifully done!

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  21. This is a stunningly beautiful piece, Astrid, and I am so proud to be looking at it on my wall as I type this to you. Thank you so very much, again, from the bottom of my heart.

    I would very much love to hear about your brilliant way to construct a gothic arch! I have just emailed you so you now have my address. :)

    Have a wonderfully creative day. I'm off to add a link to your blog from mine -- hope that is okay.

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