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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! 😀

 

Fairies & Fauna Collage

 

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This is going to be one of my next mixed media pieces. I took the watercolors I did on rice paper and tore them in pieces for this collage. I applied them to my canvas with my Liquitex Matte Medium. Then the next day I applied a coat of Golden’s Absorbent Ground so I can paint on it in waterciolors. I am not sure what I want to paint yet, though.

I have also started on my last flower mixed media for now which will be red and pink poppies instead of Peonies. I may try those later.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. The heat has finally hit us here. So I am very thankful that our air conditioning is working so well now!!

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

 

Fairies & Fauna Doodles

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Last week I bought some fun little stencils so I tried them out on some rice paper last night.

First I penciled the stencils on the rice paper the way I wanted them arranged. Then I used some Chinese ink to outline them. Lastly I colored them in with watercolors.

It didn’t take long and was relaxing and fun. I got these stencils to draw things on the backgrounds of my mixed media pieces. So I used rice paper for these, because I am going to try using my matte medium to adhere them to a canvas as part of the collage stage.

I took a couple of days off from drawing and painting to do other things, and now I am sitting outside on a cool Friday morning listening to the mourning doves and all of the other various birds that live here at the fish hatchery. And I think I will do some Yoga in the fresh air!

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

 

Sunflowers in Mixed Media

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Here are the sunflowers I painted on my mixed media canvas today. I had a lot of trouble getting the background done. I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to do. But I am happy with how it turned out.

However, I decided to brighten the flowers more with a brighter yellow and not have the background so blue like it was.

I have one mixed media canvas left for painting the Peonies. But I still haven’t practiced drawing any yet. So for now I may be done with this project. We’ll see!

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

 

Daffodils in Mixed Media

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Yesterday I decided to paint my Daffodils. I painted the flowers in watercolor and the stems, leaves, butterfly and background in acrylics. I painted the background darker to make the flowers stand out better. Plus, I needed to cover some drippies that I tried to put at the top with alcohol ink. They were too wide and distracted from the daffodils.

I am still planning to paint the sunflowers soon, but I haven’t decided yet whether or not I want to paint Peonies.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I am going to take time to exercise today.

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

 

Tulips in Mixed Media

 

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Here are my tulips on another of my mixed media canvases that I made last week.

I started out painting the tulips in watercolor like the other flowers I have done, however, I think the background was darker than I realized, so I ended up painting them in acrylics.

Then yesterday I went to Michael’s to get more canvases and found a package of what I thought were butterfly stckers. When I opened them, though, there were lots of other plants, etc. in the package which was fun! But when I peeled the backing off, it was just the paper of the butterfly, so I had to use my matte medium to glue them down.

I will probably try doing my daffodils next, then the sunflowers. I haven’t decided whether or not I want to try painting the Peonies yet. I am thinking about moving on from flowers after the next two paintings to something different.

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

 

California Poppies Mixed Media

 

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I did this painting yesterday afternoon. I decided I wanted to paint California Poppies right now instead of the big red ones that Miriam Schulman demonstrates in the class. I just love yellows, oranges, blues, and greens together.

I drew some poppies on lightly with a pen. I painted the stems with some acrylics, but mostly used my watercolor brush pens and watercolor paint to paint the rest. Then I outlined the flowers with a thicker marker. I still need to spray a protective acrylic coating over it, though.

Anyway, another fun day of painting!!

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

 

Crocuses in Mixed Media

 

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Yesterday I began my series of mixed media paintings. However, instead of posting the pencil drawing of my Crocuses, I decided to post the finished painting.

I drew it differently than my original pencil drawing and decided to paint a couple of yellow crocuses since I love the complimentary colors of purple and yellow so much! Plus, I decided to use a different collaged canvas for this one than the one I was going to use.

The background design is done in acrylics. But after putting a layer of absorbent ground on top of that, which is the whitewash layer, I was able to paint the leaves and flowers in watercolors.

This is definitely a much longer process to go through for just one painting, but it is also fun to learn new things and work with new materials.

One of these days I want to invest in some Faber Castell Watercolor Markers which is what Miriam Schulman was using to paint her flowers in the class. Their colors are more vibrant, but they are pretty pricey. (And yesterday George had to get new brakes put on our car, so…no markers this month! Ha ha!)

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

 

Mixed Media Preparatios #5 & #6

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Yesterday morning I finished the last two canvas preparations for my mixed media flower paintings I am going to do. So here they are!

 

I think I am going to take a break today. So Saturday I will be using some new stencils to draw designs on them before I whitewash them and paint the flowers.

This has been really fun so far. I need to rest my back for a day, though. In the meantime I will be posting the pencil drawings of the flowers I have done. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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

Mixed Media Preparations #3 & 4

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Yesterday I collaged two more canvases in preparation for the flower mixed media paintings I will be doing.

I think I may do the daffodils on this first one.

Then on this one I may do the California Poppies.

This is such a meditative medium. I used to do puzzles a lot. So I think collage is even more fun for me since I get to choose where each piece goes!

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

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