Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New canvas and Mixed Media Monday piece - Pretty as a picture!


This weeks theme on Mixed Media Monday is "Something New".

I tried a few new things with this piece. I used some Japanese paper which I put in the back ground as well as copper paint, I painted around the sides of the canvas with that which gives it a warm feel. I need to take a photo of that which I'll add later. I also tried to control my use of colour and keep it to just a few colours for this one, and not purple. (I have noticed lately that I tend to use purple alot, it is my favourite colour).
I also used silver and brown to make her skin tone, which happened purely by accident as I thought it was white, but I really like the glow it's given her skin!
I also used some Japanese paper for the dress and went over with with some diamond glaze which seems to really lift the colours.
I think I'll be putting this canvas in my new etsy shop which I opened only yesterday so that is something new too!!!!

14 comments:

Penny said...

Love the colours you've used Nic, they go so well together. Mixed Media certainly suits your style. xxx

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG your painting is so wonderful.
Really lovely. Fabulous.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous!

Jessie said...

Lovely textures and colours! Congrats on the new Etsy shop too!x

Willy said...

What a great painting!

Michelle said...

This is a lovely painting.

Janny said...

Gorgeous painting!

Nancy B said...

Great painting! I love the silver in her hair.

Diane said...

Nicola, it's a fantastic painting. Fancy brown and SILVER working so wonderfully for the skin tones! Diane

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Nicola! A big CONGRATS on your new Etsy Shop! Best wishes on your success! Your painting for the challenge is fabulous! She is lovely. I like the japanese paper you used. And purple is a top favorite for me too. Thanks for your sweet visit as always! I'm so happy to be in this blogging community with you too. Cheers to new beginnings! :)

Laura Beth said...

Thanks for the complements on my work! Love the collaged paper on this one. Very Pretty. And the New Alice in Wonderland movie should be interesting lol Johnny Depp looks very creepy in it ^_^ Have a wonderful day!

Laura Beth

Rachel said...

Wonderful art work. Love everything you did here!

Shirley said...

You're so kind, Nicola! Thank you for swinging by. I had a great time with the little wilderness illo...a woman named Lisbeth Zwerger is an amazing children's book illustrator that I have a new book illustrated by..she is my inspiration for the new "look". It was a lot of fun to simplify the background a bit. Thanks for swinging by..I look forward to seeing your wilderness piece! : )

Sophia said...

Nicola, what a great painting and I like how you chose to use the paper in the background. It all works well together. :)

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