Monday, September 6, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Warm It Up

I usually love working with warm colours, much more so than with cool colours. That's why I was happy to have "warm it up" as a challenge on Mixed Media Monday this week. But then my muse worked out the door and didn't return - probably in protest that my studio is still not set up and everything is in boxes. So left to my own devices I was struggling. The song "It's too darn hot", sung by Ella Fitzgerald of course, kept running through my mind - so maybe my muse was sending tiny hints from afar, but I needed more help than that! This piece was done on a canvas board using computer generated lyrics and image, oil pastels and acrylic paint, tissue for texture and some chipboard - oh and a paint pen for those dots.

16 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Diane ~ That is hot...I love it.

Kristin said...

This is wonderful, Diane! I love the addition of the music lyrics and the tissue especially - beautiful bold colors makes for such a happy piece, Kristin xo

Nan said...

Beautiful piece Diane! Thanks for a geat challenge. i almost always work in cooler colors so i really enjoyed this!

indybev said...

...and it all turned out beautifully. Nice work!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful piece. I love all the different textures... especially the actually lines on the canvas showing though under the paint.

Rein said...

Beautiful piece Diane!

johanna said...

diane, your sample really is hot!! love the dotted swirl!

Willy said...

What a wonderful and warm piece, Diane!

Marleen said...

Diane what a beautiful GREAT piece, original and very creative, I love it!!!!!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful card, love the white dots.

Zuzu's Blog said...

its turned out beautifully for a missing muse

ArtSnark said...

Fun theme & great piece

Hanne said...

This is really fantastic Diane! Beautiful piece!
Hugs Hanne

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane!!! love this!! red is such a strong and very warm colour!!!

Yvonne said...

WOW, this is a HOT one, Diane!

Oxana said...

Hi Diane! SO beautiful creation!!!!
Hugs
Oxana