Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

Lavender Flight, mixed media, knife painting


"Lavender Flight"

This is fun little abstract painting is part of my newest series of mixed media art.  I added some charms and beads for that extra sparkle. For some reason these mixed media paintings tickle me. I love the way the beads show up at different angles of viewing which makes it grab your attention.  (Click on the image for a larger view.)


Original Art, 
6 x 6  inches
Mixed Media on Hardboard
$170.00 plus shipping
Framed in a unique custom frame (see below).


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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Eternal Joy, angel, butterflies, mixed media painting


"Eternal Joy"

        This is inspired from a small painting I did years ago called "Endless Song".  This one is less abstract, and the colors are lighter.  I used thick gesso to build up the hair, wings, and plants for an impasto feel.  Also added beads to the headband and the belt, as well as on the gown.  The 3 metal butterflies were the most fun, because they fit so well with the colors I had already painted.  It is like a nice surprise when you see them. Adding a little iridescent paint on the wings, gown and above the head gives it a nice shimmer. When the painting is viewed at different angles, some things really catch your eye.
      Can't explain how tickled I was when I added the extras, I felt like a kid.  I played with  many combinations until finally I was satisfied with this layout.  The butterflies actually made me laugh! 

Original Art, 
11 x 14 inches
Mixed Media on Hardboard
$325.00 plus shipping
Elaborate custom gold frame, see below




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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Butterfly Garden, plein air painting

"Butterfly Garden"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Sold


Got to do the last plein air (out doors on location) paint-out with Lori McNamara until fall.  It was muggy and hot and very hard to get inspired at first. But once I got going I really enjoyed it.  This is at the Oxbow Eco-center in Fort Pierce. Had a little girl watch off and on, and then she got so close I wanted to give her the brush!  She loved it and told me what a good job I was doing.  Too cute!

Added the cardinal (which I saw flying around), and the butterflies (which were not flying around) after I got home. I couldn't paint the butterfly garden and not add butterflies! 


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Flutter By, landscape with butterfly

"Flutter By" 

Created as a class demonstration from one of my student's photos. I left out some of the flowers, and exaggerated the hills. I also placed the butterfly at a different angle.  This  is one of the few demos that turned out nice right off the bat.  Didn't have to add very much to it to finish it up.

Thanks for looking!

Acrylic on hardboard
11 x 14 inches
$350.00 (includes shipping in the US)


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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Lavender and Butterflies

"Butterflies and Lavender"


From a demo. Part of a series of lavender paintings I have done. Added the butterflies for contrast and movement. Very fun to create.

Enjoy!

Acrylic on hardboard
8 x 10 inches
This painting is Now available in prints and cards

(Sorry the original is sold.)

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Butterfly Wishes, abstract palette knife painting

"Butterfly Wishes"



About This Painting:
This is the first of a series of 4 palette knife butterflies I did a few years ago.


I wanted to make it look like it was moving quickly, so I used a painting knife for a more abstract affect. 

The symbolism is in the colors: green is for growth and wealth, orange is for warmth and open arms, and yellow is for joy.

This little painting is loaded with thick paint and bold colors. 

Enjoy!

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $170.00 USD

Elaborate frame, see below

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Lavender and Butterflies, field of flowers

"Lavender and Butterflies"


From a demonstration for one of my kids classes. Some of my girls had added butterflies to theirs, so I wanted to add a few too! It was a fun class.

Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $170 USD   SOLD

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Butterfly Wishes 4, palette knife butterfly

"Butterfly Wishes 4"


This is the fourth palette knife butterfly I have done. I like the way the knife abstracts and distorts it, so it looks like it moves!

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

This painting is SOLD

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Florida Sunshine, viceroy butterfly

"Florida Sunshine"


About This Painting:
Painted this from some photos I took down at the lake. The fruit was actually a load of grapefruits that a truck had lost on the side of the road. This butterfly was drinking nectar from one of the grapefruits that was busted open. It would flutter around and then come back for another taste. I was truly taken by the strong sunlight and all the bright warm colors!
Happy Easter!
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
SOLD

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Butterfly Wishes 3


"Butterfly Wishes 3"


About This Painting:
Here is another little palette knife painting. I like the way it makes the butterfly look like it is moving....
Purple is for spiritual awareness, red is for love, and orange is for warmth and invitation....To me this symbolizes God's inviting love and the spiritual awareness he gives us.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
SOLD

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Enjoy!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Butterfly Wishes Too

"Butterfly Wishes Too"


Wishes for love and prosperity are symbolized by the red and green in this palette knife painting. I like the way the butterfly looks like it is part of the flower.

I started with a fairly thin lay-in, with large brush strokes, but it just didn't have the same effect. So I let it dry and went over the top with thick layers of paint on the palette knife. That is when it came alive! The colors began to mix together on the painting as I added more paint and pulled the colors across each other. I enjoy this wet-in-wet application, it gets messy, but it is fun to do. Many people are amazed that I use acrylics for this, but when you use the paint thickly, it takes longer to dry and is not a problem at all.


Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Ready to frame
Sold

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Green Sulphers, Butterflies

"Green Sulphurs"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
ready to frame

This is a split compliment. I used yellow-green and blue-green and their split compliment of red. Black and white are used for highlights and shadows too. The white and red made lovely pinks.
This is #7 in my green tribute to our beautiful earth. I think I am done using a limited palette of green. I am ready to move on! We'll see.
Thanks for looking!



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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Schoolroom Mural







"Schoolroom Mural"
Acrylic


The orbs of light are in different locations on each photo I took, sometimes large and sometimes small. I have seen this before, in photos I have taken at church, so it thrills me to think the angels have been with us while we worked on this mural!


This is the mural that my students have been working on the past month or two. (Rebekah is 13 and Rachel is 8.) Luke, who is 3 years old, painted the little yellow flower off to the right of the tree while I guided his hand. This mural is in the home school room/ play room. While I have been painting murals on their bedroom walls, the kids have been coming out for a couple of hours once or twice a week. I have enjoyed this project tremendously.
They came up with the ideas, and the colors! Some of the apples have family member's names on them-- creating a very unique family tree. I have been helping them when things get a little too far off, and to clean up any mistakes. Don't you think they have done a great job making this room so colorful?

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Mural, completed






















The right side of the mural is finished. Here are some views of it. I blocked off the window and got some better photos this time.

The top photo is the left side. Added some more flowers and brightened up the lighting. Scroll down to see more.

I have run into problems with the priming of the next two murals. The paint is not adhering to the wall. I have to sand and re-prime the walls--very disheartening! I had already started major fill-ins!

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Maple Moth, Fall Leaf, Daily Painting

"Maple Moth"
8 x 10 inches
Watercolor


This moth matched the maple leaf so well that I had to exaggerate it some to get it to show up! The shadows were fun to paint, and the wood grain too. I love the effects of the watercolor paint on this rag paper - acid free, 25% rag.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lavender's Sway 3, Abstract Flowers, Daily Painting


" Lavender's Sway 3"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard

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While zooming in, I noticed how the light made these flowers look like squiggly blobs of glorious color, so I exaggerated the effect and had a blast with all that thick paint. I added the butterflies for contrast. This is one for EBSQ Art-- August Flower of the Month contest. 

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