I’m continuing to work on my garden series and completed Butterfly Breeze yesterday afternoon. I’m super happy with it and stretched my limits a bit on this one. I smudged more and added some texture to my flowers. I truly enjoyed the process of this painting. I included more moss from my yard to finish off the garden look of this piece.
The butterflies are done with modeling paste and smudge painted with several shades of pink, topped with glitter glaze and outlined and smudged with black charcoal. I used a black seed bead to set twisted wire for the antenna. The texture on the flowers is done with Scribbles 3D fabric paints.
Drop me a comment and let me know if you carrot all for for this painting. =)
Over the weekend we went to my hubs mother’s 90th birthday party. He’s the youngest of TEN… yes… TEN children. It was quite an event. We spent the day in the sun and the breeze was cool enough for me not to notice that the sun was burning my shoulders… Great idea I had there deciding to wear a tank top! We were out all day and enjoyed the gorgeous flowers, the pond, and the company of family. Here’s a few shots of the property. It’s very inspiring for all us artistic souls. Enjoy the tour.
I hope your enjoyed this burst of color. I’ll share more as the week goes on. Buy sunblock!!!
I finished the wooden block and flower pots today. I used text pages to cover an old painted wooden block and then layers of acrylics in oranges, pinks, and greens. I topped the paint off with a sandstone medium. The little clay pots are actually wooden and from the craft stone. I used Martha Stewart crackle finish for cover the pots. (I did not use the primer and it worked fine.)
The moss is from my yard and the paper roses are from my overflowing supply of this and that. I added color to the roses with acrylics and glued everything into the post… A quick spray of matte sealer and you have a quick and easy accent piece for a shelf, table, or corner.
The painting in the background is the “You Are My Sunshine” I’m presently working on… I thought you might like a sneak peak!
I started another garden painting to add to my series. I’ve layered collage papers, tissues, and paints so far. I also covered a wooden sun with text pages and I’m waiting for the gel medium to dry so I can sand the edges and add a paint wash to it. It will be fun to see what evolves from this.
Here’s a peak at my wall so far… I have the picket fence painting on a shelf waiting to finish it when I get the charms and then I’ll hang it as well. I have a plan for these paintings but I can’t tell you what that is yet.
Bleh… the photograph didn’t turn out to well but this gives you a basic idea… I’ll recapture it again when I hang the Picket Fence.
Have an awesome 2sday! Get your hands dirty!
While I wait for the charms that I ordered from Etsy to arrive for my Picket Fence piece I’m playing with Martha’s crackle medium. I’m dressing up a wooden block I have with pots and plants as a small accent piece. Recycling junk and old art supplies and adding a twist. It’s really quite fun to finally use up stuff I’ve had in my craft drawers for …well… years! It also helps me experiment and try new techniques. Two birds w/one stone so to speak.
My mom gave me this mosaic glass and tinkered around a bit with it today and I’m about ready to start a project with it. I’m not really to start throwing plates in the kitchen around yet but this blue is really yummy…and the green is going to go great in my living room. I’ll keep you posted … until tomorrow. I’m off to make a dill/yogurt sauce for tonight fish dinner… NOM NOM!
Although still a work in progress I’m definitely liking the direction this is taking. I ordered some garden theme charms from Etsy to hang from the clothes line… I’ll likely dye them with alcohol inks… or sponge them with nail polish… I gave up painting my nails long ago so I’d have yet another medium for my art. My nails are usually done up with glue and speckles of spattered paints. They just scream…”artist!” YAY!
It’s an absolutely gorgeous day out today and I plan to take advantage of what little photography skills I have to capture my back yard. I’ll share my photo montage with you soon. Until later… Have an outstanding Saturday and get some relaxation in.
I finally got my hands on some moss. I had some all along and just didn’t realize it. It was growing on the bricks in the backyard… I started a moss garden on aluminum foil covered paper plates and watered/misted it diligently on a daily basis… Then I had a serious allergy attack and spent three days in a row napping the headaches away. My moss went the way of the dinosaur so now I’m harvesting it for my art.
I started this painting a while back and knew I needed moss… but yesterday I decided to add the twigs with paper flowers into the pots. I’m loving it! It’s going to go great with the rest of the garden series I’m doing. I’m having a great time with these. They are turning out yummy!
Here’s a look at the mess I want to clean up before I head out shopping… Yikes!
Happy Friday fellow artistic peeps… Drop me a comment and share what you’re working on! /HUGS!
Painting in progress on my desk… A beautiful mess of paints and papers litter my space.
In the pink… bins filled to the brim with supplies books begging to be read again and again.
An array screaming to be organized and cleaned up… Often ignored when I have a work in progress.
Coffee, a computer game of solitaire and another mess to clean up!
Ugh! From towels and blankets to electronics needing dusted… at the end of the week I’ll post photo’s of a clean studio!
Thought I’d share my messy room today.
I’ve been wanting to make this piece for some time now. I have several pieces of this white wooden picket fence. I chose the shortest on and collaged text pages over it leaving some of the edges white… I plan to whitewash this once it’s dry.
The background on this painting starts with a piece of collage paper that I dabbed with bubble wrap and other wonderful patterned household goodies. I added a layer of brayered green in streaks then using torn up tissue I layered over the top of that… and using a baby wipe I dabbed a smeared, smudges and smooshed paints on top. As it sits right now I’m liking the look.
I’ll let it dry while I go out for my weekly grocery hunt and won’t be able to play again until tomorrow. That will give me time to think about what I want to do with it. I have an idea or two where I’ll go from here… This is part of a series I’ve been playing with that I want to hang in my entry area for a season or two.
Until later. Keep an eye out for…
This hangs on my studio door. Hee!
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I dug through my drawer of wooden goodies and found this block. After attaching the “READ” letters I remembered I had some wooden books as well. I love this little eye candy piece. It’s looks adorable on my bookshelves.
I’m waiting for paint to dry on a painting I’m just now finishing up and my camera battery is recharges so I can’t share anything yet. I will as soon as I can though. It’s a fun and whimsical painting of lollipop flowers on a textured substrate. Very summery.
My next few pieces are going to have a sewing related theme and I’m really excited about working on them. For now however I need to un-bury my desk so I can mess it up again!