Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mixed Media Monday 'Numbers'




The theme for the next Mixed Media Monday is 'Numbers'.


My take on numbers is '31' which is my age! I guess this piece is about who I am at 31 and my changing role. I really enjoyed working on this one as I tried so many new things. I also learnt what works and what might not. It definitly looks better in real life, I just couldn't seem to get the brightness of the colours in the scan but I'm happy with it. I have posted the scanned image as well as an image that I have played around with on the computer. I wasn't planning on doing anything digital but the scanned image hasn't come up as well as I would have liked. Although I realise now why. The materials I used for 'Numbers' are: acrylic paint, the toilet paper technique that I used before, which is basically gluing tissue paper then painting over it and you are left with quite a textured effect. That is what I have done for the numbers. I used wood, glittery string. colour pencils, material for her dress and also text. I realised though that the scanning is a problem now because of some of the materials I can't lay it perfectly flat so some of it ie the text in the background is out of focus. Bit of a bummer but I guess it's all in the learning process.

15 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely piece, the closeup view is great!

Sandy said...

Wow this is lovely.
Stunning painting. Love them.

Nan said...

Very cute....I love the balancing act!

Lynn Stevens said...

very sweet, Thank for sharing part of yourself with us!

herminesplace said...

Looks great

Diane said...

Fabulous piece, Nicola! I'm about to celebrate a big birthday - I wish it was only 31, grin! Diane

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece!

indybev said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your process (and problems!). Very creative and very artistic!

Martina2801 said...

Wow this is really darling.
Fantastic artwork. Love this.

Luisa Migon said...

He he!!! Great work!!!

stampingwitch said...

great composition. I like your style

vintage wil said...

great piece!!

lilibulle said...

Nicola!! your illustrations are stunting!! congrats for your award!!!! grat interpretation of numbers!!!

Janny said...

Beautiful, like her dress;o)

NatashaMay said...

Great painting! I love mixed media.
x Natasha x

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