Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blue Poppy!

This was my color palette choice for today, wasn't sure where I was going with it.

Then I decided to check out some of my FaceBook groups and found a woman who did an amazing job with a blue poppy! A blue poppy? Loved it! So I decided to try it and it came out awesome!!

As you can see, I can never just leave it alone, so I decided to add raindrops (glossy accents) and love it even more. Now that I can paint a poppy after a year of practice, lol, I may need to try different flowers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Still Thinking and Hoping for Spring

I decided to just add color to canvas and see what I could see in the paint...

It ended up looking like poppies, so I went with it!

...and one last Donna Downey "Inspiration"

I used everything from Gesso, to Acrylic Paints, Sharpies, Distress Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

A Little More Donna Downey

I love just putting color on canvas....

...but adding the finishing touches really brings it together.  Thank you Donna Downey for another great tutorial.

Donna Downy Inspirational Canvas

This was my piece on Donna Downey's 40,000 "likes" on Facebook, when she gave away a free video.  This is how it started for the background...

...and this is how in ended up, I may need to do more of these, I love how it turned out! I added Dyan Reaveley's sprays to finish it off.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Little Help From My Friends

I decided to do more abstract work on a canvas board, and this is what I came up with.  I had no clue what to do with it, so I posted it on FaceBook, and waited for responses. I used acrylics, and metallic acrylic paints.

A few friends saw the waterfall, so I built on that.

It started taking shape!

I added the moon and the trees, but left it at that, I didn't want to take away from the waterfall.
I'm really happy how it turned out!

A few things I've been working on...

I decided to get creative again this week, and am looking forward to the weekend! Getting my paints out, and ready to get messy again.  Here are a few paintings I've done with inspiration from my online gurus, hope you enjoy!
I decided to use a stencil with squares, and create texture with paste.  Adding the flowers at the end, I love texture!

This is a small Stampbord tile, and I used Alcohol Inks.  The technique was blowing with a straw!