Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Enchanted






Well it's been quite a while since I participated in Mixed Media Monday. Since my interest in making pendants has grown I haven't kept up up with these weekly challenges as well as I used to. This week though I was already working on this piece which I had originally started for Illustration Fridays 'Propogate', but didn't finish on time and really didn't feel that it was working for that theme. So when I saw the theme for this weeks Mixed Media Monday I was very happy as I felt it fit it perfectly. I'm so glad it did as it made me persevere with a piece that I wasn't very happy with but now I quite like :0)

I've used acrylic paints, some texture paste, butterfly stickers that I actually had decorating my light box and come copper metalic acrylic paint. I also tried using some new crackle medium but it didn't seem to work perhaps my colours weren't different enough for it to show up or it could have been the way that I put it on, I'm going to keep trying with the crackle medium though as I'd like to learn how to use it properly.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG what an amazing piece of art.
Lovely design and brilliant painting. Love it.

Kristin said...

Yeah, you're back! I LOVE this piece - the colors are so vibrant and your figures are wonderful - her closeup would make such a beautiful pendant! Have a good week, Kristin xo

NatashaMay said...

Such a beautiful piece! I love those butterflies and faces are adorable.

Diane said...

Hi Nicola! This really is an enchanting piece!! Thank you for visiting my blog. You asked about the golden acrylics. I'm not sure where you live, but the only place that I can get them from is Dick Blick. They have the regular heavy acrylics and I love their fluid acrylics. These are more transparent, but the pigment is very deep. This is their website: http://www.goldenpaints.com/
You can't purchase them there, but they just explain their products--they have a whole lot more products too--like pastes, gels, etc. I love all of their stuff. Hope this helps :)

Diane said...

It's a fabulous painting, Nicola - I'm so glad you were inspired to finish it! Diane

Jessie said...

Hi Nicola, it looks aa though you had a lot of fun making this! You certainly had your reward for sticking with it to the end :o)xx

Beth said...

These are beautiful. I love your paintings.

Kelly Berkey said...

what a fun painting! hope life is wonderful for you today!!
hugs,
kelly

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful characters in this lovely enchanted entry!

thewillowsnest said...

this is so whimsical and alive. I love the expression on her face!
(thanks for your kind words about my dog.. she was special..I appreciated it.)

Julie said...

So entirely whimsical....love it!!! : )

Rosie said...

I love the way you paint Nicola! I ,love the feeling of fun and movement too - absolutely enchanting!

PS - Being exhibited is fun, selling is a buzz... and then they tell you they need more 'stuff'!! It's exciting, flattering and also quite a lot of pressure at times!!

WrightStuff said...

Ah, this is a beauty. Reminds me a bit of the stories of the Faraway Tree!

Janny said...

So lovely!

Penny said...

Love this one Nic. It's so ALIVE!!! I think you may have been inspired by memories of you and your bro when you were little huh? xxx

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Daphne said...

Wow so beautifull!

Juliette Crane said...

hello! i am so happy to have found your blog! so creative and colorful! i love your artwork. best wishes to you! xoxo, juliette

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