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.
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 came across a canvas that I had created background on a few years ago but never finished.
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.
I scanned and enlarged a sketch of a girl I had done on a legal pad.
I used carbon paper to transfer the sketch to the canvas.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I haven’t had much play time lately so I haven’t completed any new pieces in a while. This piece is in progress (not sure if it will end up looking anything similar to what it does now or not). I also started on a new character in my character journal that I hope to finish up soon.
I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!