Autumn Haze

Autumn Haze

I created this piece using pages from the same book I used in a previous painting here.  I basically followed the same process I did for the other painting but skipped the drywall tape and line scribbles and did a little doodling instead.

I hope all who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful time!  I feel like time is just flying by and can’t believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is just around the corner.

 

Balance Found

I did a post back in March on a painting that did not come out how I had hoped it would.  I finally got around to reworking it and I think I found the balance I was looking for.

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I collaged on papers to cover the circles and squares that I did not like in the original painting.  I then painted on more layers of white fluid acrylic mixed with Golden soft gel matte medium.  Next I added a few more layers of just the soft gel medium over the entire piece.  The soft gel gave it a nice dreamy look almost as if it had been beeswaxed.   It also gave it some nice texture.

 

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Here is the link to the original blog post  – “Finding Balance – Not”.

 

 

 

A Challenge That Didn’t Work Out

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This collage and the one below were actually created on the same piece of mixed media paper.  I was going to participate in a challenge that Jane Davies had going on over at her blog here.   The idea was to create a composition on one piece of paper, which, when divided into four parts, you would not know each quadrant came from the same piece.

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I had never participated in a challenge.  I think because I do better work when I just start creating intuitively instead of focusing on an outcome.  Well, I didn’t end up participating in this one either.  Once I finished the painting, I kept seeing two distinct paintings, not four.  I wish I would have taken a picture of the entire piece before I cut it up.  The painting was created on a 9 x 12″ piece of Canson mixed media paper.  I then cut out a 5 x 7″ piece and a 6 x 6″ piece to create the two paintings.  I mounted them onto wood panels.

I am happy that I at least tried to do the challenge.  Maybe the next time I’ll be able to submit what I create.

Little Bits

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A Little Bit of Love

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A Little Bit of Joy

I had so many little pieces of torn paper in my stash and decided it was time to get rid of some of it.  I was talking to myself while picking through it all asking myself why on earth did I keep all those little bits of paper.  About that time I spotted some mini paper board canvases lying on my craft table…and my question was answered.

These canvases measure 2″ x 2″.   I think they look so cute sitting on the little easels.

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