Friday, October 28, 2011

Finishing Touches :)

Last night I put the finishing touches on my mini ammonite study, it took me a longer than I thought but I learned a few new techniques - like using alcohol with paint and experimenting with a clear gel medium (which didn't agree with my black ink at all for some reason - had to redo it all!) So needless to say, I learned a lot! Here are some pics while I'm waiting for the gel coating to dry...

Above is a view showing the sides, not as visible when it's placed in the wood frame but I thought painting them black would be kinda redundant seeing as the frame is already black!

Above: Side detail

There it is! I'll be putting another coating of gel on after this one is completely dry but this is pretty much the finished product! :) Pretty simple and straight forward, hope you like! ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just a wee update! :)

Hello again Everyone!

I thought I'd make a quick post to show you the progress of my mini painting ;) I've decided to use this piece as an excuse to experiment a bit...I'm using drops of alcohol for the first time in a painting for example...not totally sold on it but I'm learning something new! Yayy! I think I just need to get the hang of it ;) kinda cool!

This weekend I'll get the browns and yellows in and then probably put a thin varnish coating on it or some shine...what do you think? I love the feedback!

Also, I thought I'd mention, my "Ocean Flower" mandala and my Etsy shop were featured yesterday in "Mystic Wynd's" blog here

Pop over and have a peak if you have time! There are many other artists shops featured in this blog post as well! Much love and gratitude to Karen for the kind mention! :)

Off to paint a bit more! Good night and happy creating as always! ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ammonite Inspired Mini Project

After pushing my way through a bit of a creative drought, I've been finding inspiration in the most unexpected places...this time, a used book store in Bragg Creek, AB... I was fortunate enough to find this book amongst the slightly tattered variety in the "Art" section :)

It's full of great photography of amazing works of art that are created naturally all around us (and that I for one have taken for granted as of late!)

This particular image struck a chord with me and I immediately had a little project in mind...

I had bought these two 3"x 3"x 1.5" canvases a while back with no idea what to do with them until now. 

Here's the start of my little project:

Below is the wood frame that's going to cradle it when it's ready to hang :)

Just finished doing a bit of black outlining and I can't wait to start blocking in some colour and shading! I don't expect this project to take me very long as I am really excited to see the end result! Hopefully I'll have the finished product to show you in the next couple of days ;)

That's it for tonight though! Off to sleep, good night everyone! :)
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