Monday, August 17, 2009

Mixed Media Monda - Stars

It was so lovely to pick up a paint brush and do some art after a few weeks of not doing anything! When I was pondering the challenge of "stars" for Mixed Media Monday, I began thinking of the golden oldies in movies, and the real "stars". My daughter and I love movies from the 30's and 40's, and one of our favourite actresses is Bette Davis, so it was an easy choice for me. The quote I used is from one of our favourite Bette movies - Now Voyager - "why ask for the moon when we have the stars".
The painting is on a canvas approx. 30 x 40 cm or 12 x 16 inches and I used computer generated images, acrylic paint, modelling paste, cheese cloth, charcoal and oil pastels.

24 comments:

Willy said...

Your painting looks great, Diane!

Nicola said...

I love the colours you have used they work really well together, great take on this weeks theme!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wonderful work Diane!!!

peggy gatto said...

You picked one of my favorite actresses! I am a movie nut and love the older black and whites!
You did a lovely art piece and capture the romance of the movie era!
Thanks for the challenge!

Lori Saul said...

Really wonderful work here- actors from the past really were "Stars" - so much more than today's set!

Ozstuff said...

Ah, the lovely Bette Davis! My favourite quote is "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" which sort of goes with the one about the stars. I am an addict when it comes to old movies (thank goodness for Turner Classics on Foxtel!).
Great inspiration, Diane. I am glad to hear that you are back on your feet and enjoying your artwork again.

Amy said...

your star is spectacular!!! fantastic painting

Kelly said...

gorgeous canvas! love the colors

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!

Pat said...

Love your work and the colors you have used. Great theme

Annette Q said...

Such a beautiful piece Diane!Love the colours:-)

Rosie said...

I so LOVE Bette Davis - feisty!! You've paid wonderful homage to her Diane... that canvas should be in someone's Bette collection!! Great theme! =)

vintage wil said...

Beautiful work!!

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

hastingshall2 said...

Gorgeous inspiration piece, Diane. Love the background.
Faye

Beth said...

I love your color choices. The orange is so vibrant. (And Betty Davis is a real star!0

Kersten said...

Beautiful colors! :)

gaby braun said...

I've loved the idea of the doll you
made. And this piece is also great!

Glenda T. said...

This is a gorgeous color scheme!

Dorthe said...

Fantastic colors, and the actress, I remember as child , alwayes thought she was a bit spookie, but it is a wonderfull piece Diane.
Hugs Dorthe

LiveArt said...

This is beautiful, lovely colours and great take on the theme!!

Linda

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful art work! Love your color choice.

NANCY LEFKO said...

Lovely work !!

Kristin said...

I love it! The B & W pictures work so well against the warmth of your color choices. Thank you for ALL of your inspiration (and help!) Kristin