Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Canvas- (Mixed Media Monday 'blues and greens'

( I thought I would also enter this piece for this week's Mixed Media Monday theme which is 'blues and greens'. I really liked her sparkly blue eyes and her sparkly green dress.)
Well this is my first picture using my new paints. I really feel like my background is much more interesting with those paints on top. I worked quite differently with this one, I painted the back ground with acrylic paint, then when that was dry I used different iridescent paints over the top, when that was dry I painted the lady on top of that then used some textured paper on top and painted that with the sparkly paint. I might have over done the sparkliness a bit but I was having fun.

I also used a canvas board for a change which was probably some where in between A4 and A5 size.

20 comments:

Serena said...
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Serena said...

you can never have too much sparkle...hehehe

nice work, nicola....i love how the background colours turned out ~ :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Nicola! Lovely painting! It's always fun to play with backgrounds. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Have a great day!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

NatashaMay said...

Very nice! I like your new paints. :)

Diana Evans said...

wonderful Nicola...great background and new paints are always fun!!!

Nicola...I bought this special fabric that is backed by paper and then printed the fabric myslef...you then peel the back and rinse the fabric and let it dry and voila...your own art on fabric!!!

Clare Incher said...

Yet again another wonderful image plucked from your fantastic imagination! You make me excieted about doing something... but I just dont know what it is yet!

Annette Q said...

These paints are lovely, I've never used these before either! They've got a lovely shimmery effect haven't they? And they're a nice addition to the textured background...I must look into getting some of these :-)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi again Nicola! Thanks for your sweet visit! I used a crackle medium for the background. You can find them at most crafts shops. I enjoy creating Halloween themed paintings. They are always so much fun. Can't wait to see yours! Have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is a beautiful painting. I really love the colors. So happy you're enjoying your new paints! New stuff is always great!

Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comments.

Have a great weekend.

Ozstuff said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, Nicola. I love your painting - so colorful and beautifully executed. I am glad I have found your blog which is full of goodies.

Kelly said...

great painting!

indybev said...

I love your "ladies" Nicola. This one is a winner with her "sparkly blue eyes". Isn't it funny how each of them develops her very own personality? I really enjoy looking through your blog.

Lynn Stevens said...

new paints, how fun!!! So is your little masterpiece. I bet the sparkle is amazing!

Amy said...

What fun technique's..I enjoyed reading how you created your cute painting. sparkle's are happy!

Paula said...

Fabulous paints, they really add depth along with the shine.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful, Nicola! Love the expression on her face! Diane

vintage wil said...

Wonderful image!!

Rosie said...

Lovely background Nicola! She's a gorgeous lady!! =)

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful painting, Nicola.
Great artwork.

hastingshall2 said...

Nicola, there is no such thing as too much sparkly stuff! I love your piece. Great colors.
Faye

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