Feeling Inspired!

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I love Pinterest and always go there for some artsy inspiration.  Last weekend, I discovered some art technique videos by Jane Davies.  I went to her blog and proceeded to read about her techniques and watched most every one of her videos.  I was inspired!  So thankful for artists who share their processes!  I wish I could take some on-line classes but my internet is just too slow.  It’s hit or miss when it runs fast enough that I can watch a video all the way through without it stopping to load.  So glad it cooperated over the weekend!

I grabbed my deli wrap paper and started slapping on the paint to use as colorful collage pieces.   Once the papers dried, I started tearing off pieces and randomly collaging them onto a piece of mixed media paper along with other emphemera I had on hand.  Then came the stamping and painting.  After I was satisfied with the way it looked, I cut out 2 5×5 inch pieces and adhered them to a cradled wood panel.

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Here are the 2 pieces on my hall table.  I debated on painting the sides black and but am glad I didn’t.  I like the look of the raw wood in contrast to the color of the collage.

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I decided to create a bigger piece directly onto a wood panel that was coated in gesso.  Here are a few pics of the progress.  I haven’t completed it yet but will share when I do.

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37 thoughts on “Feeling Inspired!

    • Thanks Nancy! I bought the panels online from Ultrect. They have lots of sizes but usually have backorders on them. Dick Blick offers a lot of sizes too. You can also find them at Michaels (Artist Loft brand) in limited sizes. For the bigger piece, I will probably use wire to hang. There are You Tube videos that shows how to wire if you have never done it. I probably won’t hang the smaller one ones but if I did, it would probably be with a sawtooth hanger.

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  1. Loooove your art – all of it. This is a beautiful, textured technique that i love and the colours are beautiful too – thanks for sharing

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  2. I love the beautiful colors. I also agree that it nice to see other show you their process. It gives you a chance to try something new. I can wait to see how the other one will turns out.

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  3. Debbie. You say you wish you could take a few online courses. In my opinion you should be teaching not taking. You work is stunning and your style reflects what I am often trying to achieve in my artwork. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Found your pieces on Pinterest. Very nice. Love the colors and your application of the entire piece. Thank you for sharing. I plan to go to Joan Davies site to take in her art as well.

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  5. I love the 2 small ones your created! Great colors and composition! I see you discovered Jane Davies as I have! I love her and her style. She has this very soothing way of teaching. Today I signed up for 2 of her classes at Art & Soul in Portland, OR next March. Can’t wait!!

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