Monday, March 8, 2010

Mixed Media Monday 'It's not all black and white'




This week really took me out of my comfort zone, I love colour so to create a piece where I have to restrict myself was hard work but I managed to incorporate quite a few colours into it in the end :0)

I used a canvas board then glued some scrap booking papers to it and painted over them in white so that you couldn't really see the colours but still the shapes. I just used black and white acrylic paint and painted over some of the scrap booking designs. I also used some black and white print for the newspaper for the trees in the back ground. I quite enjoyed creating this piece as it's quite different from my usual pieces.

25 comments:

Kristin said...

Hi Friend!
This is wonderful - I love the idea of a rainbow - so clever! Love the text trees too. Have fun with the boys today; I hope you enjoy the holiday. Please just send the painting when you can - no worries. I am happy to get it when you have a moment! Kristin xo

Kelly said...

gorgeous collage!

Diane said...

Nicola - you achieved a wonderful effect - especially for someone who loves colour so much. I love the way the little boy is colouring his world - I am sure he will be living in a very bright and colourful world very soon :-) Diane

indybev said...

A wonderful "take" on the challenge. You are so very talented!

Susan said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my snow games post Nicola! I get the effects I do by using lots and lots of layers and blending - very tedious!

Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone - that is so hard for lots of us, including me. I think you acheived a wonderful result! I love the splashes of color and the newsprint adds a lot of demention to this sweet boy - nicely done!

Michelle said...

Great piece! I love the collage / painting / drawing elements. And you have managed to add a splash of many colours.

Cindy said...

Oh this is just wonderful!!!! And so perfect for the challenge--I love your work!

Kelly Berkey said...

super cool. fun to see what all you artistic gals come up with.
thanks for posting my necklace, it was fun to see it all the way down under!
hugs!

Ozstuff said...

Hi to a fellow Aussie!! It seems to me we are very thin on the ground on the blogs.
Your painting is superb. I love the idea of showing the young artist at work.
Your blog is full of goodies that I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing through it.

Faye said...

Very creative and very beautiful.

Hermine said...

This is lovely.

Daphne said...

Super cool, love the colours!!

Femmy said...

this looks great!!

WrightStuff said...

This is a great piece. What a clever idea and so perfect for someone who loves her colours - sneaking them back in! Wonderful!!

joanna said...

Love your young artist at work!! Wonderful collage!

Diane said...

Yes, what a creative way to use this theme, with a little color peeking through, and I love the rainbow!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Fantastic collage.
Love your artwork.

Rhonda said...

Wonderful piece - cheers!

Deedra said...

Oh I LOVE this Nicola! The world could always use more colour!!!

Rosie said...

Nicola, this is utterly charming! Your restraint is awesome and then the bold splash of rainbow is totally gorgeous!

Annette Q said...

What a great idea! Made me feel instantly happy! :-)

Juliette Crane said...

oh, i love this piece! and i am delighted to see the booking papers added here and there. that's a wonderful touch!

Julie said...

I love this! What a sweet idea...your rainbow pops! ; )

Penny said...

Great illustration Nic. Brought back memories of our classes together. The teacher would have been proud of you! xxx

haendi said...

This is so wonderful.

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