Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ashley's Alice


YouTube video of the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland

  The above was painted with love for my daughter Ashley which requested something from Alice in Wonderland.   I so love Alice in Wonderland so this piece was SOOOO much fun to paint!
  The piece is an acrylic/mixed media on a 14" x 22" cradled birch board.   My favorite part of the piece is the addition of Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Pearlescent White which was used to highlight all of the white.  When the light hits the white from a certain angle the piece looks so magical!!  I wish I could show this in the pic but there is no way to show without a huge flash on the piece.  
Anyway, I think my child is going to love this!


Friday, June 14, 2013

No poptarts today

No poptarts today.  
Acrylic/mixed media on three each 6"x6"x 1.5" stretched canvas.
Inspiration  Land of Lost Luggage  "Act Natural" online acrylic class.

Friday, June 7, 2013

"Act Natural" abstract

Anyone who follows my blog knows how I love to take online art courses.  This week I stumbled upon thelandoflostluggage with Julie Prichard.  The site was exactly what I had been looking for!
Just getting back into art recently there is so much that I want to explore/learn and have taken some awesome online courses.  This particular course  "Act Natural"  explores the art of making "grunge" which can be used for backgrounds or stand as contemporary abstracts on their own.  

Julie has a ton of courses that I wanted to take but this one for some reason just stood out.  I am sooooo impressed with her class!  Julie is very knowledgeable and very organized.....I love that.  From the time I paid for the class, to the time I clicked on the first video the whole process was completely spelled out.  Being very familiar with online courses I didnt need an intro but decided to watch the intro video anyway.  Anyone not familiar with taking online courses would easily be able to find their way around with this intro video.  Just the whole process was very impressive.  
Not only does Julie give you a fabulous class showing you in detail the techniques, paints and brushes she uses to get awesome effects, each lesson also has a printable PDF.  The PDF's  have instructions, paints, brushes and supplies with the dickblick reference number attached.  
Check out her site The Land of lost luggage for some awesome online courses. Julie also has courses with Chris Cozen which  look awesome!!!!  So many to choose from it will be a tough decision deciding which to take next, but I definately know....there will be a next.

The above pieces are my first lessons with Julie in my art journal.  Will probably go back and play with this piece more tonight but just had to post about this exciting class!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Finally I finished this piece.   Have been "piecing" it together for what seems like forever.  
I made Riding Hoods face out of paper clay after taking JoAnnA Pierotti's online tutorial  Creating faces.  Once I decided I wanted to make Little Red Riding Hood with her, I added more paper clay for the hair and the hood then painted with acrylics.  Background was created on 11"x12"x1 1/2" birch with stain, oils, acrylics and spraypaint.  I did make the Big Bad Wolf out of paper clay but he turned out looking more like Rudolph so he didnt make the cut....