Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday:Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Completely unplanned!

Mixed Media using
Layers:
acrylic then a splash of alcohol,
acrylic then a splash of alcohol again, different colors this time,
collage of magazine clippings of fonts to add texture and multi-layers,
acrylic paint squeegee'd off,
and again, different color. 
And then the work began.  
Once I had layered in all the textures I could stand I finished this piece by detailing with more  paint, colored pencils, Sharpie marker and even glued in some silk flowers I found on the floor of my art room(glued, painted and the buffed then outlined with Sharpie).  
I am forcing myself to stop. 
It is so fun I want to keep going but then I will overwork it.
I want to leave a bit of mystic in it.  

I am guiding a few of my students at a time through this process.  I wouldn't make it through the month if I did all of them at one time.  
They are loving it!
It is just play!!!

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Below: Just doodling with a random acrylic wash, pen & ink  and a quiet evening.


Just playing around mindlessly.
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28 comments:

  1. wow terrific pieces and so full of gorgeous colours. Happy PPF, xx

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  2. Wonderful creation and love your doodlings ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

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  3. Beautiful colors..I just love them! :-)

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  4. oh you're so talented, an inspiration!

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  5. Fantastic work, thanks for sharing, hugs Jenny

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  6. Love everything you posted...but the doodles? Wow! Just gorgeous.

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  7. GORGEOUS DOODLES...eye-popping and perfect! You Rock! POP ART MINIS

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  8. I love that combination of colors.Saludos

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  9. Everything is just so gorgeous especially those doodles...they just look amazing.You really know how to use your brushes and pens : ) girl!

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  10. This is so beautiful!!! ¡Absolutamente hermoso!

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  11. Just lovely! Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  12. Wow I just love this, Its wonderful, a joy to look at and I like the doodles too.

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  13. I am soooooo in love with your work! You amaze me! Deb

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  14. Love the doodles but the mixed media piece just blows me away :)

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  15. Your mixed media piece is gorgeous!!! I love the colors, the textures, the composition... everything! And your "mindless doodles"... amazing!

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. Beautiful art work- i am currently learning both doodling and mixed media an I love your site. thanks for giving the step you used- it inspires me. i came here through Paint Party Friday.
    Johnina :D

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  17. Absolutely beautiful!
    I love the layers and freshness of the work!

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  18. I love the "doodling" - I use a lot of "Art Therapy" in my work as a counselor and I am always amazed at some of the images that emerge when you allow yourself time to doodle. I just bought a book that I think would be great for any grade (although it is a children's book). It is called "Beautiful Oops" - check it out. I just wish I would have written it! Love your blog!

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  19. This is gorgeous work, I love all the layers of color and texture- and yes, I agree, sometimes it's harder to stop working on a piece than it is to overwork....really beautiful piece!
    Happy PPF (a day late;))
    Stephanie

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  20. your work amazes me! these are just stunning! i love the colours and the inked outlines. they look so surreal and full of detail!

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  21. What a fantastic style you have. I love it! The color washes are wonderful!!!

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  22. Oh yes, I like this a lot. I see a waterfall and flowers and foliage. A beautiful, relaxing place to dream.

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  23. Loving the texture and complexity of your artwork. Free and flowing ... well done!

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  24. Your doodles are exceptional! and your big painting is just gorgeous - love the colors and tropical feeling!

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  25. Very very nice. Lots of texture and mellow colors. Love your pieces.

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  26. I adore that mixed media piece. It fills me with longing. I want to sit next to it and breathe it in. lovely.

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  27. That first painting looks like a cascade of water, through vegetation, beautiful!

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