Monday, February 21, 2011

Progress of My First Triptych Painting!

I thought I'd stop painting for a bit tonight and show you how my first triptych painting is coming along! This is a less than perfect photo and not the best lighting to show the colour but you can get the just of it.  Much more detailing and shading is still to come but at least I'm blocking in some colour :) This has been quite an interesting experience and I'm learning many lessons in patience for sure... ;)

I hope you like it so far, I'll be posting more throughout the week hopefully. I'd really like to see it finished by this coming weekend... we shall see!

Have a great week guys and thanks for taking a peek! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Late Night Painting... Late Night Post...

I've been up late the last 2 nights in a row painting for some reason... I'm so tired but I thought I'd share my progress so far... why not? What's a few more sleepless minutes right? lol the way... this one is HUGE! I usually shy away from the huge canvases so I am definitely stepping out of my boundaries... which is great... even if it's not so great at first... I have no idea what to do with this one, thought I did but then it just never turns out quite the way I pictured it in my head. I'm sure this one will take me a while to finish so I will keep you posted.  I have another (much smaller) painting I'm starting on as well so I hopefully won't feel so overwhelmed with this one... ;) Can't wait to start slapping in some colour!

Acrylic on Canvas
2.5' x 5' 

Good night everyone! Wish me luck with my insomnia! (or just wish me luck with this painting... :D)

Monday, February 7, 2011

One "Hippity Dippity" Mandala ;)

I must say this is definitely the most "hippity dippity" mandala I've ever created! =D  Lots of peace, love and good things happening in there!  Even the lettering took on a sort of 70's feeling - totally unintentional but I liked it. I really wasn't sure about putting words in a mandala but I wanted to convey a positive message ;) I thought a little experimentation couldn't hurt and I think it worked out for the best... :)

My favourite part ended up being the texture created with the little spirals in the red (below). I love the resulting shading effect!
For this piece, I started out with my new watercolour crayons (which I loved but lost their luster on the wood when they dried), then went for my good old reliable FW inks to brighten things up a bit. Over top of that, I blended coloured pencils which gave it a more "folk/rustic" feel (Love that!). I also experimented with a silver gel pen - I will definitely be using them again soon, they're great! Then of course I couldn't resist little rhinestone embellishments ;)
"What Does Your Heart Say"
Mixed Media on Wood
10"x 10"

And voila! The finished piece...I'm now off to start my next painting... not sure what it's gonna be but I'm in the mood to draw "dragons"... we'll see where that takes me! :)

Have a great week everyone!

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