New Painting-Earth Peace

I started this painting on a 10 X 10 canvas with the idea of an angel and a dimensional earth. For the earth I used half of a Styrofoam ball and wrapped it with plaster cloth. I let it dry for three days until it did not feel damp., then I painted it with acrylic paint. The halo is very thin jute braided and glued on with heavy gel medium. The earth is also glued on with a good layer of heavy gel medium as it is not heavy at all.

The finished painting. Generally I do not use a well known quote but I felt that this resonated with everyone as a song. We all need to work on Peace by being kind to our earth, to fellow man and to our animals. The owl is of course representing wisdom and the hearts love. I really really liked the gold that I used for the halo and her dress. It was the first time I opened this bottle and it is Golden brand Iridescent Bright Gold (Fine) and also the first time I used golden Quinacridone Magenta as in the flowers.

Wrapping around some of the images on the side for interest.

The opposite side. This is up in my Etsy shop if you would like to purchase a print. As always, thanks for stopping.

We are the same

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I was able to do steady work on my second painting in my flowers series done on 18 X 24 canvas. This one will feature two geraniums side by side. I was looking at my three geraniums I have on my front porch on a rustic bench and decided I wanted to pattern this picture from them. Here I have chosen the papers to use, started cutting out the hand drawn petal and painted the canvas using Cerulean blue Chromium.

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I painted it partially down because I am going to cover the bottom with some paper.

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After I glued the paper down with heavy gel matte I also stenciled over it with titanium white. I glued the pots down with the heavy gell and then took a circle stencil and lightly drew circles for the placement of the flowers. I ran out of petals for the pink geranium and had to cut more.

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Here they are all filled out and done for the day. Tomorrow will bring the leaves and however much further I get.

Tulips with watermark

This is the first painting in the series. I wanted spring to come in the worst of ways, so I did three big tulips. The quote is from Lucy Maude Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables. It says, ‘That is one Good Thing About This World….There are Always sure to be More Springs.” So glad that you stopped by.

 

New Picture in Etsy Shop

Wildflower Field with watermark

The other day Wildflower Field was finished and scanned and ready to put in my Etsy Shop. I also submitted it to Artsy Shark where it will be included in an article about artists that create with nature coming out later in the year.

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Wildflowers grow freely in fields or in shaded forests. They draw butterfly’s and birds of which I have added to the painting. This I did on black paper and then painted in the different colors. It has landed on a textured sweet clover.

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The little blue butterfly that has landed on a stem.

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The partial sun done with torn paper and oil paintstiks.

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Yellow flowers with the stigma raised with modeling paste and acrylic paint. The texture came from using a skewer. Wildflowers are so free and the quote that I used from poet Susan Polis Shutz-Let Us Dance in the Sunshine with Wildflowers in Our Hair to make us feel free and enjoy nature. A print can be purchased in my Etsy Shop for $25.00 plus shipping. The print size is 9 X 14 and is printed on Epson Photo Paper Luster.

The Nest

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In an earlier post I introduced you to The Finch’s.

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They have built a nest in my door wreath, which is a perfect place, normally. Tomorrow it is going to be open quite a bit. We will have to see how she handles this interruption.

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She always fly’s out of the nest when we come out that way, and then she sits in the tree and jabbers at us. I took the opportunity to point my camera at the nest to see what was in there. There are five little blue eggs. I think they are just precious!

The Nest with watermark

It reminded me of a painting I did a little while back, appropriately named “The Nest”. It says: They put their heart and souls into it. When the time came to leave the nest, They prayed they did enough. Happy Friday!