Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - On the Beach

Rosie is the guest host this week on Mixed Media Monday and she has chosen "on the beach" as her challenge prompt. This follows on so nicely from "mermaids" last week, that I decided to do a companion painting for the mermaid piece. This time I decided to have a more positive story for my painting, since my "forbidden love" was a little sad. So here we have endless love between the man and woman, and their two little sailor boys. This is done on a 6 x 6 inch, or 15x15 cm canvas using collage elements, lots of layers of acrylic glazes and tissue paper, molding paste etc. for texture. Thanks for a fun challenge, Rosie!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Mermaids

This week on Mixed Media Monday Nat is back with a fun challenge for us - "mermaids". I opted for a collage painting for this theme, and this is what I came up with. It is a 6 x 6 inch (15 cm by 15 cm) canvas with LOTS of pieces of collage, colour glazes and different materials for texture (which doesn't show up that well in the scan), etc. This was such fun, I can't wait to do another painting!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Easter

Life has been conspiring to keep me away from playing this week, so I'm going to show this little needle felted rabbit for this weeks challenge. I made him some time ago, and he is named Toby after a little blue mini lop rabbit that we owned at one time. Although the real Toby didn't have black, crooked whiskers, and his ear carriage was much better than this little fellow's :-) In fact he used to do quite well at the rabbit shows. I think this little guy would only be eligible for the pet section, LOL.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stripes and/or Polka Dots

I have been anxiously awaiting this challenge on Mixed Media Monday since Kim suggested it to me a little while ago. I had so many different ideas for this challenge - I have some gorgeous images of vintage women is spotty dresses or striped swimming costumes. But I kept coming back to wanting to do an art doll - and she won! So here she is - "Dotty". She is created with cardstock, fabric, ribbon, lace, buttons, computer generated images, scrapbook papers etc. Lots of fun - thanks for the challenge Kim!