Friday, March 27, 2015

It Takes A Village: Mixed-Media

 Recently, I completed a canvas of a village and liked the look and decided to do another, larger village. 16"x 20" 1.5" raised canvas using, paper, acrylic, pen and ink. I started with 2"x 6" strips of paper but decided it was too busy when finished - so once again, I painted over the entire canvas and made the field work with larger blocks of color - much better. I used paint with stamps, templates and a roller plus the side of an old credit card to achieve the look I was wanting. I love to shadow with ink and water brushes and I was busy shadowing the entire piece.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wings & white houses - MIxed-media

 Another butterfly canvas -- gone BIG. I love mixing up my scrap papers and paint with pen accents to create something fun and colorful. 12" x 12" canvas.

This simple canvas had many starts with only one finish --- I'm not much on shabby painting, but when I do step out of my box I have a lot of fun. I'm going to do this one again on a larger canvas -- stay tuned. 12" x 16" canvas.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fly - Fly - Fly: Mixed-Media

I just finished this 8" x 8" canvas -- it's looks pretty effective hanging on the wall.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Here Chicky, Chicky, Chicky -- MIxed Media Canvas

I love doing whimsy canvases using up my huge stash of scrapbooking papers, my boxes of acrylic paints and dipping into my box of ink pens. This 20" x 16" canvas was fun to create - time consuming - but fun. I love quilts and have a small collection of chicken statues in my kitchen so this piece was easy to come up with in my mind when it was time to do my next canvas.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Gallery showing

Allied Arts of Bellingham (Washington) has a month long (March 6th to 30th) membership gallery exhibit and my Folk Art Flower #3 is on display. If you are in Bellingham for the month of March go check it out -- we are a community of artists and this show is a wonderful showcase of the art pieces created by our city's artists. 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham.