Monday, December 29, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - What you loved doing

Happy New Year, everyone! To round off year, I chose the theme "show us what you loved doing during 2008", for Mixed Media Monday. It was a hard choice for me, but I narrowed it down to two things - then the painted backgrounds finally won. This canvas board is 5 x 7 inches or12.7 x 17.8 cms. The background is done with lots of different layers of acrylic paint, with some paint pen and sharpie thrown in for good measure :-) The image was computer generated in grey scale, and then I coloured it with Caran D'arch Neocolors II crayons. The wings were printed onto acetate to give a transparent effect.

20 comments:

Ozstuff said...

Diane, your beautiful picture has blown me away. It is perfect in every way - pleasing to the eye, elegant, creative, clever, skilfully coloured, amazing background. I could go on forever!! Wow!

Beth said...

The background is wonderful, and the translucent wings are a perfect touch. Overall, the piece is a delight!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!! Excellent art! Happy New Year!

Anni's Art said...

Happy new year to you to Diane, you have done a very beautiful piece of art work, love it.

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

lisa said...

this is abfab and totally inspiring!!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous! I really realy love it. Happy Newyear to you Diane

REDLAN said...

i find your works cute and i love the way you combine colors. keep it up diane. have a prosperous new year!

vintage wil said...

great artwork!!!
so beautiful!!!

indybev said...

I am SO impressed with this background, Diane! Your use of pens in conjunction with the acrylics produces a great effect, and your image is beautifully color hued. Standing ovation!

Fannie said...

Thanks for sharing your process. Beautiful piece as always. Loved the acetate wings. I enjoy using Neocolors, too.

Happy New Year to you, too!

Moira said...

Fabulous canvas, wonderful background, so much depth and interest. Happy New Year to you.

Faye said...

Diane, this is a fabulous piece of art. I love the vibrancy of the colors and all the interesting things you did to the background.

Kris Dickinson said...

SO beautiful Diane! Happy New Year!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your canvas is absolutely stunning Diane!!! SO beautiful in every way!
WOWEE
Thank you for all you put into MMM and for sharing your art! I look forward to more fun and sharing in 2009! Happy Arty New Year to you! oxoxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Me again, I just found out your kitty kat purrs and meows = HOW cute is that! tootles again :)

J and Z said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the way you over painted and the wings really do seem to glow....beautiful!!

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from Mixed Media Monday, what a fabulous peice full of colour and happiness.

Sandy said...

I love the background with all those layers! What a beautiful piece!!

Happy New Year!