Friday, October 9, 2015

Blooming Flowers and Patterned Paper

Acrylic Collage - 10x10 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I usually begin one of these mixed media pieces with some acrylic paint on the canvas and then collage on random pieces of patterned tissue paper so I am ALWAYS on the look out for colorful, fun tissue paper. Hobby Lobby, Target, Tuesday Morning and the Dollar Tree are a few of my favorite stores to hunt down collage papers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mixed Media and a Bird

Mixed Media - 10x10 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I think if I could be any animal I wanted I would pick a bird so that I really could soar!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mixed Media, A Bicycle and This Month's Newsletter

Acrylic Collage - 10x10 gallery wrapped canvas

Here is another mixed media piece on canvas where I combined acrylic paint, collage and ink to create a whimsical painting. I alternated between applying paint in a random fashion and glueing decorative papers to create a fun and colorful bicycle. Yellow rice paper to suggest the sun and the word 'ride' stamped were the final touches!

You can read more about my art adventures in this month's newsletter here.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

PASSION ROSES and Impressionistic Style

Watercolor on gesso - 8x10

I used juicy colors for these pink roses and painted on a slick surface with an impressionistic style. It is always fun to change things up - a different creative approach using different materials!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Baby Quilt and Creativity

I just had to show off some more pics from our oldest daughter's baby shower. My two girls - Lisa and Laura - next to the dessert table with the monogram initials for little Ansley Grace Moore, due on Nov 3.

This is the beautiful baby quilt that Lisa made using some of the lavender fabric from the bridesmaid dress she wore as maid of honor in Laura's wedding - a cute idea she found on Pinterest!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Spring Daffodils and Fall Weather

Watercolor - 11x14

As we are headed in to fall it may seem a little strange to be painting spring flowers but these daffodils were in my stack of 'unfinished' paintings and were calling out to me to be finished - what was I to do?

Monday, September 28, 2015

A New Home In Australia

Watercolor on canvas - 8x10

I am always excited when my paintings find a new home but there is something about mailing one half way around the world that really gets my blood pumping. Stormy Lighthouse is now living happily ever after with Christine in Australia!