Can’t believe it has been a month since I last posted. I have been busy but at least some of that busyness included art making. I finished this abstract painting, along with a few others, since my last post. This painting is on a 12 x 16 inch canvas with the painting extended onto the sides. I used mica flakes to add some glimmer. I like the texture the flakes add to the painting in addition to the glimmer. When I look at it, it makes me think of a formal evening gown so I decided to name it The Gala.
I’ll try to get pictures of the other two paintings and post them before another month goes by.
I’ve been away on a wonderful trip with my daughter and granddaughter for the past week. We went to Walt Disney World in Florida and then on a Disney cruise and had such a great time. It was a very busy week though and I am happy to get back home and back to creating.
I finished a couple of abstract paintings shortly before leaving on the trip. They were inspired by a gold leaf painting I had seen on Pinterest. The first painting (above) is on an 8 x 10 inch wood panel. I started by gluing down some tissue paper that had a map print on it. After that I applied wall paint in white mint and aqua using a palette knife. I also added some white paint letting it mix with the wall paint. I kept building the layers and scratching into the paint. I used a sea sponge to randomly had bits of the darker blue color onto the bottom portion of the panel. Next I added collage medium in spots across the panel and added the gold leaf over the medium. I also added little bits of gold leaf in other areas on the painting. I painted the sides in the white mint color.
After I completed the smaller one, I decided to go bigger. The painting below is on a 20 x 24 inch canvas with the sides painted and gold leaf added there as well. It looks very similar to the first only much bigger.
Have a wonderful week!
This painting was created based off a lesson in the Layers of Light course I am taking given by Laly Mille. I love her teaching style and her beautiful light filled art. If you haven’t taken her class, I would strongly recommend it. The price is very good and you get so much out of even just one lesson. She gives six lessons in the course. So far I have completed two. Here is the first painting I created from one of the lessons.
I added a few quotes to this painting. One of them was by Oprah that reads – You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world. The inspiration I received from Lally’s lessons definitely sparked a light in me and I hope to create many more light filled paintings.
The flowers at the bottom were created with alcohol inks dropped onto the canvas. I have never cared for alcohol inks much and very seldom use them. Laly really likes using them so I thought I would give them another try. Once I got the first few drops down, I rather liked the way it looked. You can tell I got a little carried away but it was fun!
I hope you all have found or will soon find what sparks a light in you!
I haven’t got much art time in lately with all the holiday preparations going on. It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything on the blog. I have been working on this painting off and on for awhile now and it isn’t finished yet. It is on a 9 x 12″ piece of mixed media paper and I can’t decide if I want to cut it down into two smaller pieces or not. Guess I will put it aside again and get back to wrapping presents.
I wish you all Happy Holidays!
This is the other abstract I had finished a few weeks ago. I finally got my camera settings adjusted (or rather my hubby did), so I could get a picture to post.
I painted this on mixed media paper and then mounted the paper to a wood panel. It is 9 x 12 inches.
Enjoy your weekend!
I am taking an on-line mixed media workshop called Layers of Light by Laly Mille. I have only had time to create one piece from the first lesson but enjoyed it so much! I am looking forward to working on the next lesson, which is with plaster and encaustic.
I’m calling this piece You Get a Line because, after adding the image of the boys going fishing, I kept singing that Little Big Town song, Boondocks. The three little round pieces are crinoid fossils from a lake in southern Indiana. I almost didn’t add them because I thought they kind of looked like Cheerios. I showed the piece to my daughter after I had finished it. She asked me what the little circles were. I told her and she said “Oh, I thought they were Cheerios!” 🙂
I have been so busy lately and haven’t had much time to do a blog post or read other posts. I thought I would do a quick post and share a painting I created by watching a Life Book 2016 bonus lesson given by Tamara LaPorte. When I saw the painting she had made, I thought that I would never be able to paint flowers like that. While mine isn’t near as pretty as hers and others that did the lesson, I still enjoyed painting it and it was much easier to do than I expected.