Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Done! Well, maybe...

Here's the halfway done girl I posted below. I like her enough but will make some small changes in a day or two. I always come back and "touch up" things here and there. Does anybody else do that? I just can't seem to say it's done already!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Halfway Done

I'm about halfway done with this one. Don't know yet who she will be or what she wants to say, in other words- I don't know what to do with her yet! On 12x12 canvas.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Social Butterfly

I did this 12x12 canvas in Sharon Tomlinson's Faces in Technicolor class. She gives wonderful and very helpful critiques, here is part of her critique on this one (used with permission and because childhood memories always pull at my heart strings).

" I like the movement and she is caught in a whirly wind (not sure how to spell) but it is a memory from my childhood when we could look out across the field and see the dust and debris blowing and caught up in a whirl like a mini tornado. We always ran toward it. Well anyway, last week when I was at the hospital with dh there was an area at the front entrance to the hospital that caught the draft and I saw this several times. I wanted to step into it but there were crepe myrtle blooms swirling in it as well as a other dust and debris and I thought I shouldn't. A good painting should evoke something in the viewer even though it may not necessarily be what the artist intended. So, your painting brought back to me a distant memory along with a more recent one where the crepe myrtle blooms were swirling instead of corn husk and cotton plant leaves. .....even her hair is caught in the swirl."

You can visit Sharon's blog here and where her classes are held here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Done - Final Layer!

I kinda lost track of how many layers. Let's see what all I used: Acrylic paint, water soluble oil pastels, stencils, ocean jasper stones, turquoise stones, charcoal pencil, ink, cheese cloth and fibers. Here you go, Mom!

Here's some close-ups:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fourth Layer

When in doubt, paint a flower. I think my stems got a little wonky tho. Still needs more layers!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Third Layer

This is the third layer. Don't quite know where I'm going with it yet but I know it needs lots more layers!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Second Layer

This is the second layer in the painting for my mom. I did a gel transfer of one of her favorite Scriptures and I stenciled using an old plastic doily that had belonged to her mom. Not liking the transfer so I might remove it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

First Layer

This painting will go to my mom for her new place. It will be the first time she has ever lived alone so I wanted to make something special just for her. Her favorite color is blue so I started the first layer with that. It is a 36x36 canvas, a nice above the sofa size.