Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Time



The very talented Heather is our guest host on Mixed Media Monday this week, and she has chosen a wonderful theme - "time"! This gave me the perfect opportunity to alter a clock. I've been wanting to do this ever since seeing the clock in Kelly Rae Roberts book, Taking Flight! The first photo shows the clock, and the second one is a scan of the painting, so you can see that a little clearer (the clock was difficult to photograph because of the glass). The painting was done in water colours on water colour paper - but I have added some acrylic paint and inks and stamps to the background. I was very worried that the clock wouldn't work after I took it apart, but so far, so good!

27 comments:

indybev said...

Great job, Diane. I love your clock's face! Brings a whole new dimension to the face of a clock, doesn't it?

Femmy said...

what a great idea Diane! love it!!

herminesplace said...

Absolutelty great! loe altered clocks

Virginia said...

Diane this is wonderful ..Great idea..Beautiful piece.

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Rosie said...

How brilliant Diane! Such a lovely, whimsical face she has!

I should've entered my own altered clock! Maybe next time!!

Pauline said...

Whoa, that's nice - and totally usable too! It's the item to show people who ask "what on earth are you doing in there?".

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Diane! I just gasped when I saw this! An altered clock with such a beautiful piece of artwork at the heart of it. Gorgeous in very way.

Diana Evans said...

wow!!! this is wonderful...what a great art clock!!

Beth said...

Diane, your clock is fantastic. Your paintings are getting better with each new work!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!

Gifts of Creation said...

This is really precious! I love it..
Magdalene

Kersten said...

You've created a gorgeous, functional piece, Diane. Awesome work!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Berautiful creation Diane.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

How beautiful is that Diane! What a delight it must be checking the time, I would be looking at it all the time! Your painting is stunning, those eyes! Love your altered clock SO much!

vintage wil said...

Wonderful clock s!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

I really love your whimsical pieces and this one is just amazing! BRAVO!~

Lynn Stevens said...

Never thought about a clock. Cool

Diane said...

what a great way to take beautiful art and make it functional. You'll be watching the clock all day long!

Anni's Art said...

Love your clock Diane what a great idea it's wonderful.

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Oh Diane! You have found your muse....absolutely delightful!

Barbara Hagerty said...

BEAUTIFUL, Diane! Gorgeous!

Janny said...

They are gorgeous!

Melisa said...

This is amazing! I adore it.

Sally said...

Lovely work, what a fantastic image!

Carole said...

Oh what fun!

REDLAN said...

I really like the way you paint human beings Dianne. The output is beautiful as always.