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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.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

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?

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

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.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

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’s  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.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Clover in Acrylics

 

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This is a tiny 3″x3″ canvas I spontaneously painted the other day. I added a few rub-on butterflies, but they may be hard to see.

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Peonies in Mixed Media

 

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I finally did the last flower in my online class. Peonies have so many layers of petals that I kept getting lost in them! The butterflies are ones I glued on and painted over. As you know, my favorite complementary colors are purple and yellow!

So next I have a mixed media canvas ready to paint a big butterfly onto. But I probably won’t get to that for a day or two.

We are supposed to be getting our satellite dish moved Saturday morning, so hopefully we will have our wi-fi back by that afternoon! But in the meantime, we are able to get a little with our phones.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Black Irises, Big and Small

Big Black Iris

Small Black Iris

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I have been painting black Irises today! The big one is an 8×10; the small one is a 4×4. I painted these in acrylics on black canvases.

I may be starting on a new series today. I don’t have a lot of experience painting butterflies, but I would like to try painting them in acrylics and watercolor. Or I may do them in mixed media. I guess I will wait and see where my muse takes me!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Poppies in Acrylics

 

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This painting was supposed to be my last mixed media flower painting. There is a collage underneath all the paint, but as I was trying to whitewash it before painting the flowers, it just didn’t look like I wanted it to. So it has a Paul Cezanne look to which isn’t a bad thing I guess.

The main thing I have learned from doing these mixed media pieces is not to use pieces for the collaging that are too dark. From now on, I am going to use much lighter colored papers!

Plus, for this painting, I didn’t draw this type of poppy very well either. I think I may try drawing and painting this type of poppy in watercolor next time.

In the meantime, I want to finish my fairies and fauna mixed media piece and then paint a goat I drew awhile back in watercolor. However, today I am going in for a massage!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Ballerinas in the Rain

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I think I am done with flowers for a while. So yesterday afternoon I decided to paint some ballerinas who got caught in the rain!

This was fun. I didn’t spend too much time on it, though. I had a black canvas I was wanting to paint on and already had umbrellas in mind to do. So I added some ballerinas for good measure!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

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