I had this new idea: To dry acrylic paint on parchment paper then peal it off and use that in a piece of art. So I picked out about 4 different colors of paint: dark and light purple, gold and a pearlescence beige. I squirted them all onto parchment paper, swirled them around with the tip of a paintbrush (not the bristle end) and q-tips. Not too vigorously though because I still wanted to see each individual color that was used.
I knew that when this was dry I was going to use it to create flowers. After a few days of letting it dry I then decided to create a background for these flowers. Instead of making the "traditional" blue sky and green grass I decided to incorporate the purples and gold into the background as well.
Now comes the fun part of peeling the paint and balling it up! (Sorry I got so excited at this stage I forgot to take pictures!)
After gluing the flowers down I painted the stems and finished with the leaves. I was leaning towards the leaves being blue since nothing else in the painting was as it seems but I wanted the person to at least recognize the leaves so I elected to paint them green.
Purple Passion Flowers is now for sale at my art studio at Olde Towne Art. I should have taken a side view of it so you could see the dimension on these flowers, I just love it.
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!