Colors of Summer

I’ve been enjoying the wonderful weather we have had this past week.  I decided to paint something bright and summery.  Coral is one of my favorite colors.  Pair it with yellow and, to me, it just screams summer.

This painting is on a 16 x 20″ canvas.  I painted the entire canvas with a yellow acrylic paint and then added some corals, pinks and oranges to it.  I used bubble wrap and white acrylic paint to help transition the two color sections.  Next I added a vintage butterfly picture and painted the sides black.

Have a wonderful summer!

Debbie

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Obscured

Here are the other abstracts that I mentioned in my previous post.  It’s a set of two paintings that I have name Obscured.  These are larger than most of my paintings at 20 by 20 inches.  They are on a gallery wrapped canvas that has 1 1/2 inch deep sides that are painted black.  I used mainly acrylic paints and charcoal pencil.  I had a lot fun making scribbles with the charcoal pencil and then somewhat obscuring the marks with paint.

 

Happy Friday!

Debbie

Well Hello

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.

Debbie

 

 

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

 

Mixed Media Girl & Dragonfly

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I came across a canvas that I had created background on a few years ago but never finished.

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I started with collage using scrapbook and other papers.  I added very little paint at the time I created the background and just decided to keep it that way.

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I scanned and enlarged a sketch of a girl I had done on a legal pad.

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I used carbon paper to transfer the sketch to the canvas.

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I then painted in the girl using acrylics, watercolor crayons, Pit pens and a Stabilo pencil.

I finished it off by adding a little dragonfly embellishment.

Now I’m off to the next painting adventure.  Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s Owl Good!

It's Owl Good!

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!

Finished Up

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I had some time to finish up the abstract I was working on in the previous post.  I added some molding paste, and did some stenciling.

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I continued the painting on all sides instead of painting them black like I usually do.  This isn’t one of my favorites so, who knows, I may rework it at some point.

I have really been wanting to work with the beeswax again and am hoping for some time to do so next week.  I bought a griddle and a few colors of encaustic paint.  I have watched a few videos where pan pastels were used for color in encaustic and I want to give that a try too.