I love looking at this. I saw it in my head a while before I was able to put her on canvas (or hardback book cover in this case…I think). I’m usually quite hesitant about painting people, but she was so clear in my head that I knew I had to give it a try.
Her outfit and the background are made of tissue paper that I painted over. This may have been one of my first tries with that technique and I like the texture that it created.
I painted this a little over a month ago and I still don’t have a name for it. Silly, I know, but I have so many words and ideas that pop into my head when I see this that I can’t make up my mind.
**Update~ I was so inspired by Robin’s comment that I decided to go with the title “Bird Charmer”. Thanks, Robin!**
The Hubs got me a scanner for my birthday this year. Not just any scanner, he got me a scanner that I could use to scan my art. NICE!
Well, it’s now January and my birthday was earlier in December….and I finally got the chance to try it out the other day with some new pieces.
What can I say? It’s been a bit crazy ’round here.
All of the flowers in these pieces were made by layering different pieces of paper and filling them in with paint.
The Hubs likes that they kind of sit up off of the “canvas”.
So far, I’ve been trying my hand at poppies and little blue flowers (the name has completely espcaped me). I’ll be posting those once I get some more supplies and scan them in with my snazzy new scanner.
I haven’t drawn or painted faces in so long that I was nervy about how to do this piece.
While she isn’t perfect, I like her quirkiness….and her paper flower barret.
Um, forgive the mess in the background.
This piece has become one of my faves and was inspired by….well, by Family. I’ve had this floating around in my noggin for a while and I finally figured out a way to to it. Pressed, dried leaves from our yard were used to get those leaf shapes in the background. By painting around the edges, the shape of the leaf came to life on the canvas.
I know. I used nature to cheat……but it was sooo much fun!
And now a little Kitchen Remodel Tease~
I took that mantle that my In-Laws so graciously helped me save from the side of the road and used a pickling technique on it. The pickling lightened it up while letting the wood show through. Hubs had the brilliant idea of using it in the dining area of our kitchen like a shelf since there’ll be no room for a buffet, etc.
This is the light fixture that will hang over the table. It took me a while to find a fixture that wouldn’t break the bank but didn’t look “chinchy”….well, I don’t think it looks cheap, anyway.