Monday, May 4, 2009

Mixed Media Monday 'Inspirational Words'


This weeks prompt for Mixed Media Monday is 'Inspirational Words'. I chose 'Blossom'. Even though I'm my own worst critic I felt that 'Blossom' best describes how I feel about my art at the moment. I've been painting and drawing again for the last 8 months or so after a very long break and I have to say I don't think I've ever been as creative as I am now or motivated. Especially since I discovered websites like Mixed Media Monday and Illustration Friday. Having these prompts each week has really got my creative juices flowing and I'm loving it. Although everytime I'm working on something new at the beginning I'm loving it but by the end I'm questioning it and not sure if I like it anymore. Ah well I guess that's normal hey? I created this piece on watercolour paper, with acrylic paint, news paper and ink. I even experimented with using a different tool to put the paint on as I wanted to experiment with texture. So I ended up smoothing the paint on with a flat plastic tool. I think I like this painting it is quite different from my other work and I think I'd like to do more like this.

23 comments:

Kelly said...

lovely painting!

Kris Dickinson said...

Very beautiful!

Ozstuff said...

Great choice for an inspirational word - especially when it refers to the growth of an artist. Beautiful painting, great take on the theme.

Willy said...

Beautiful piece!

Buffy said...

Beautiful painting and I love the word!

indybev said...

May you continue to blossom!! What a lovely, bright page. I love the flower face!

Diana Evans said...

oh how clever!!! I love it...wonderful work!

mixedmediamonday said...

This is simply beautiful, Nicola! Diane

Amy said...

Your "blossom" is superb!

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely lovely. Fantastic painting. Great job.

Nicola said...

Wow thank you all so much for your lovely comments it really motivates me especially when it's such lovely feedback!!!

Femmy said...

beautiful!!

Rachel Bland said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love the gorgeous, dreamy, colours. What talent you have!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, great colours in the background.

Anja said...

I love your piece

vintage wil said...

Beautiful card !great background.

Kathy said...

Stunning painting

Fannie said...

bright and cheery. beautiful.

Annette Q said...

What a fantastic sunflower! Your blog is always such a fun place to visit:-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful Nicola!!! Your blog header is wonderful too!

Lori Saul said...

This is a wonderful painting! I too am enjoying the focus and inspiration from the challenge groups- look forward to seeing more of your work!

Connie said...

Awesome!!

Janny said...

Lovely!

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