Sea Turtle in Mixed Media #2

 

Hello.Friends!

Here is my second sea turtle in mixed media. The layer of paint on this one came out better. I mixed it with more Liquitex Glazing Medium this time which helped the Washi tape show through better.

I am not sure what I will be doing next. My shoulder feels more sensitive these days. I have to work in shorter blocks of time so it doesn’t give me too many problems.

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Sea Turtle in Mixed Media #1

 

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Yesterday I covered two more canvases with Washi tape and decided to paint a sea turtle on each one today. I will be posting the second one tomorrow.

Again, I accidentally painted over the whole canvas before I drew the sea turtle. So in this one I don’t have as much Washi tape showing through as much as I wanted it to be. But I am still learning how to do these silhouettes.

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Butterfly in Acrylics

 

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I decided to brighten the yellow butterfly I posted before. I used the new brighter yellow I just bought to go over it. Then I decided to darken the background to help it stand out even more. And I made the dive-bombing dragonfly recede more onto some darker grass!

So what do you think?

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Llama in Mixed Media Finished!

 

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Yesterday I outlined my llma onto my Washi Tape-covered canvas and painted the background.

First, I mixed the Golden’s Hansa Yellow Light paint with white and some glazing medium and painted the acrylics over the background, but the color was too light. So I mixed the yellow with my new Golden’s Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade) acrylic paint and glazing medium to get a bright green.

Next I used the Phthalo Green at full strength to go over most of it so the darker background would make the llama look more silhouetted. Lastly, I added some flowers.

I like the way it turned out. I plan to do a couple more but in a different way this time. I don’t want to cover the whole canvas with Washi Tape again; it took too long! And I may do other animals. I already have some ideas brewing for more silhouettes.

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Mixed Media Llama – Step 1

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This is a 12″x12″ canvas covered in a variety of Washi tapes. The next step will be covering it with clear Gesso. Then I will draw a llama (or two) on it and paint it. Not sure what else I may want to do to the background, though. I did get a couple of new colors of acrylic paint, though – “Golden Fluid Acrylics” in Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade) and Hansa Yellow Light – which I am anxious to try! So this is my project this weekend!

I got the idea from Miriam Schulman in one of her classes but I am not doing it just like hers. I like to make mine more original which is what she encourages all of her students to do.

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Donkeys in Pen & Watercolor

 

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Yesterday I painted this watercolor of the donkeys. Today I outlined it in pen. This was a fun one to do!

I hope everyone is having a nice week!

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Donkeys in Pencil

 

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Today I decided to do a rough drawing of a few donkeys. I will trace the outlines onto some watercolor paper tomorrow and do a painting of them.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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Alpacas in Brush Pen

 

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This is my first attempt at drawing Alpacas! What a funny looking animal! I think I am done with butterflies for now.

I used my Arteza brush pens for this but then added water and some fine point pen. I did this for the Inspired Insiders Club that I joined in January through Miriam Schulman’s art website.

The next one we are doing is Llamas. And I haven’t done some of the other animals she’s done yet. I am glsd I can take my time!

Our kids are coming over this afternoon for a throw together dinner. George got the idea from the show “Chopped” that we used to watch with Grace! This should be fun.

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Yellow Butterfly in Acrylics

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Today I decided to do a butterfly in acrylics instead of mixed media. I still may do one in mixed media, but what I have in mind is going to take more planning.

At the last minute I added a couple of dragonflies, but one looks like it’s dive bombing the butterfly! Ha ha!!

I hope everyone has had a great week. I have been doing more reading than art this week. And I got a new book today. It’sĀ  called “A Mother for His Twins” and was written by my friend Jill Weatherholt! This is her third book, and you can find it on Amazon. I haven’t started it yet, though.

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Stage 1 Butterfly Mixed Media

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Over the weekend I began preparing this new canvas for another mixed media butterfly. After I collaged it, I dropped some alcohol inks on it and used a straw to blow them around for some shapes that resemble butterfly wings.

After I took this picture I whitewashed the canvas with Liquitex Absorbent Ground to dull the ink splotches some so I can draw the butterfly and paint it in watercolors. Wish me luck! I probably won’t get to do it today, though, because I have to go to town.

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