Monday, July 29, 2013

I LOVE To Paint

Nothing makes me happier then doing art and I am seriously blessed in my life that everyday I get to get up and do exactly what I love for every waking moment of every single day of my life!  I have been painting non stop for days now and have 4 finished pieces to share with you, if you follow my FB page you probably already seen a few or all of them already.  The other piece that I am working on is the custom painting from my last give away and I am video taping the process as well so I will soon have a new video to share with you as soon as I am finished, hopefully by the end of this week.  All I can tell you in the mean time is its 9x12 mixed media on canvas, there is a lot of pink and purple, a girl with big blue eyes, brown hair in pig tail braids and wearing cat ears on her head, she has freckles and there's a panda hanging out with her!

My inspiration for this one was punctuation,  if you didn't notice yet you should be able to pick out all the different punctuation throughout the painting such as the asterisks (*) the question mark (?)  the quotations (") and the big etc. for the owls belly! lol  even the branch the owl is sitting on is a square bracket [ turned on its side. lol  I really didn't have much of a plan when I started this one other then the punctuation so I just started throwing colors on the canvas and many many layers later I arrived at this and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!



To The Point
4" x 4" x 1.5"
mixed media original 
original SOLD but prints available on Etsy

This next canvas actually started out as a panda! yes a panda! lol I know what your probably thinking, she doesn't look anything like a panda! lol This I already know!  Sometimes, actually most of the time if I start a painting with a plan, I never ever follow it, something completely different then my plan ends up coming out so that is why most of the time I just dive in without a plan, I figure whats the point?  The painting is just going to do what it wants anyhow! lol I can't say that I am unhappy with the direction this painting took though, I love this girl and so glad she decided to make an appearance!  When I finished the background I no longer could see a panda, but rather instead all I could see was this girl so clearly it was as if I had already painted her so I really didn't have a choice in the matter!  I was recently asked by someone where I got this girl from and all I could say to that was "my imagination?" not sure if I misunderstood the question or not but in case anybody is wondering, yes I do paint all my girls from my imagination, they are my own creations and not digital stamps or cut outs or anything like that.  I am thinking about creating some big eyed girl digital stamps to sell in my Etsy Shop soon so if you are into that type of thing keep your eyes peeled!



Love Wish Dream
4" x 4" x 1.5"
mixed media original 
original and prints available on Etsy


This canvas started out so different then it ended up its not even funny! If you can believe it I actually started by mod podging the entire canvas with lined paper like you use in school, the kind with the blue horizontal lines and one red vertical line down the side. I then doodled in black pen all over the entire canvas and it looked really cool! However then I started to add paint and before you knew it there was absolutely no trace left of that first layer! lol  I am totally ok with that though, its all about the process for me and I had a lot of fun making this canvas and I am thrilled with how the finished piece looks so its all good in my books! 



Embrace Imperfection
4" x 4" x 1.5"
mixed media original 
original and prints available on Etsy

This next owl canvas actually started out to be an owl and ended up as an owl! Imagine that! lol My inspiration for this one actually came from a treasury on Etsy HERE I just happened to come across the treasury in my activity feed and thought it was so soft and pretty, I loved the cute items and the soft colors and they were totally sticking in my head, urging me to paint them so I started out mod podging this canvas with 3 colors of tissue paper, pastel yellow, pastel peach/pink and baby blue.  There's about 5 or 6 layers so you cant see too much of the tissue paper now but it still gives great texture that shows through all the layers!  I have to say this may even be one of my favorite owl paintings yet, I am totally in love with it!!


Twinkle In The Sky
4" x 4" x 1.5"
mixed media original 
original and prints available on Etsy

This is the treasury that inspired me below...

Thank you for looking! 
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