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.
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!
This painting was created based on a Life Book 2016 lesson given by Gillian Lee Smith. I love her paintings and really enjoyed learning her shading techniques and creating so much yummy texture using gesso. My husband said it looked like a storm was coming, so I decided to name it “Before the Storm”.
I had recently splurged and bought myself some Arches watercolor paper. It’s so expensive but I loved the way it took on all the wet media in this piece! It didn’t buckle or pill. Can’t wait to use it again!
I had a bit of fun collaging, sketching and painting on a couple of tags. These were inspired by watching youtube videos of Mystele Kirkeeng. She adds so many layers to her art, especially her faces. I love watching her create her wonder infused paintings.
I had been working on a Life Book 2016 lesson that I was enjoying immensely but I got stuck on what I wanted to do with the background. Watching Mystele’s videos and painting the tags were just the diversion I needed. I have now decided how I want to finish up the Life Book lesson and hope to complete it soon.
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Quite awhile ago, my granddaughter and I had been playing with the craft paints. We created some marks on 8 x 10 canvases using stencils, brushes and our fingers. I recently came across the canvas I had painted and decided to trace an owl shape on it using an owl stencil. I then painted around the owl with some white fluid acrylic. I added the words using some rubber letter stamps. A quick, fun little project!