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.
I haven’t played in my art journals in awhile so decided to finish up a page I had started a long time ago. I haven’t been feeling very creative lately and think getting out the journal is helping to get me out of my funk.
I just hate to see winter coming. I thought I would try to put it off a bit longer by painting something bright and cheerful. I used UniPOSCA fluorescent poster markers in pink and orange to add the small flowers by just dabbing them onto the canvas. I am loving the markers!
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.
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.
Here is the link to the original blog post – “Finding Balance – Not”.
This is a smaller piece I did on a 6 x 6 inch canvas. It is very similar to the Cotton Candy piece except that I added some collage as the first layer.
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.
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.
A Little Bit of Love
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.