Friday, June 19, 2009

Mixed media Monday 'Tell us a Story'




Well I really love the theme for this coming Monday's 'Mixed Media Monday'. 'Tell us a Story' gave me so much room to play this week. I ended up doing a mixed media piece on canvas and I really enjoyed it. I also made up a little snippet of a story to go along with it. My hubby said 'it's a bit girly isn't it?' when he looked at it, and I have to agree yes it's a bit on the romantic side but I think that I'm compensating for living with two young boys, 3 if you count my husband and our dog is even a male. (not really sure about our bird....) so I guess I just felt like doing something a bit girly!!!
It's painted in acrylic, her shawl is material and I printed the text off and pasted that on top of the canvas. The main problem I had though was scanning it in at the end because it is bigger than A4 I couldn't get everything on the scanner plus it didn't scan very well as it wouldn't sit flat so I ended up taking some photos instead and it came up much brighter, plus you can see that I painted the sides too as it was quite a thick canvas....anyway here it is.....I might try and scan it in a bit better tomorrow I'm a little tired now....

13 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

It is a gorgeous painting, Nicola - with an intriguing story! Diane

Virginia said...

Beautiful piece.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Nicola!!! I think this is one of my favorites!!! wonderful work!!!

Hugs
Diana

Rein said...

Fabulous piece!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow Nicola this is wonderful again.
I love your painting. Just perfect.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous canvas

indybev said...

I love the blues of this one. Thank you for sharing your talent. It's beautiful.

Lori Saul said...

Very beautiful painting and the story sounds romantic and fanciful!

Nan said...

I love your feminine piece and the painting wrapping around the sides is great!

Janny said...

Lovely!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I love your Mary waiting at the water's edge! Very lovely and romantic! Your illustrations are delightful! So glad to have found your blog! Thanks for your comment on mine! XOXO

Rosie said...

Now this is about as far removed from Pennywise as it could get, don't you think? Lol!! Now wonder you need some 'girly' in your life, surrounded by all those males ( and I include that tattoo!!).
Such a lovely canvas - I love that her shawl is fabric... you draw delightfully!! =)

Lumilyon said...

Nicola, your work is so full of joy, I wish you every success along the road to your dreams x

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