Find What Sparks a Light in You

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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!

Debbie

 

Decisions, Decisions

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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!

Debbie

Cake Art from Turkey

Imagine my surprise when I found the following email in my inbox yesterday:

My name is Ece Seval and I live in Turkey. I have a bachelor degree in Product Design but I have decided to follow my dreams of being a cake master chef and now I am designing cakes! You are wondering why I am telling you these but I would like to design cakes from paintings those inspired me. Especially the abstract ones! With this idea, i’ve just glanced at pinterest to find some abstract art pieces. Than boom! I’ve just crushed on your ‘Cotton Candy’ painting:) Amazing colors! I am sending a picture of my cake, that I got inspired from your painting.

Here is Ece’s amazing cake…cake

and here is my painting that inspired her cake.

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She did such an incredible job of recreating the paint colors in the cake icing and I love that chocolate ring around it!

If you want to see more of Ece’s cake art, you can find her on Instagram here:  https://www.instagram.com/pasta_pandasi/

 

 

Abstract on Paper

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I recently completed a couple of abstract paintings but only have a picture of one of them to post for now.  I somehow managed to mess up the settings on my camera and haven’t taken the time to figure out how to fix it.

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I do love painting on paper and then mounting it to a wood panel.  This began as a piece of mixed media paper I used to add leftover paint to while working on another project.  I have a number of papers like this just waiting to be finished.  If I only had more time for art!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

You Get a Line…

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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!”  🙂

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Flowers on Canvas

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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.

Happy Sunday!

Debbie