Sunday, January 25, 2015

Another Painting - Sunny Days

I started this one last week.  I think she's finished.  I'm really liking the colors.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mixed Media Painting

I cut up some of the paper I made and glued it to a canvas board and then painted this girl.  I'm calling it "The Day She Found Her Power".  For some reason I've been feeling a We'Moon mood lately.  And I want my paintings to reflect that.  Her dress started out red and morphed into the blue.
I  was hoping she'd turn out looking more like my journal girl but she wanted to be different.

The We'Moon thing is from a Gaia Rhythms for Womyn book published by Mother Tongue Ink
 It's full of artwork, poems, etc. and I LOVE it.  It's a really cool book.  Check it out! 

Linking up to Paint Party Friday....a bit late

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'd like to share a painting I did in one of my board book journals.  The background is actually a grocery store sale flyer.  I used it to wipe excess paint off of my brushes.  I thought it would make a cool background so I glued it down using Golden gloss gel medium.  Then I painted all the edges black.  It needed something so I drew in a face with my white paint marker.  Then I painted in the face.    I'm calling it "Enchantment # 1"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mixed Media on Paper

I've been going to a Mixed Media group hosted by Joanna.  Her blog is Jogatheringwild.  Check my blog list for her link.

For the last three weeks I've been working on this mixed media piece on brown paper.  Joanna gave us prompts, showed us how to create unique stencils on craft foam, etc. etc.  And encouraged us to keep going.  To keep working.  And I'm glad I did.  I have to admit I did not really like it at first but as it developed it took on a life of it's own.  I'm really pleased with it now.

I used gesso, acrylic paint, commercial and hand carved stamps, sharpies, encorporated doodles, shading, etc.  Anything I could think of to give it more depth and detail.

Here are four shots showing the whole thing and then each side top and bottom.  I think it may be done.  My plan is to cut it into four sections.  I may frame them.  They look good with a black mat around them.  

Linking to Paint Party Friday