Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mixed Media Monday 'Look what I found' and Illustration Friday 'Detective'




Hi everyone well we just got back from a lovely long weekend down the coast camping, the boys loved it the weather was wonderful and it was so nice to get away. When we got back yesterday I saw the prompts for this week on Mixed media Monday and Illustration Friday and thought this piece fit both!

This is a picture of my 3 year old Riley who had a ball on the beach, looking through rock pools building ships out of sand with his grandparents and digging holes. This piece was inspired from a classic photo that my mum took of him as he was busy 'looking for clues' in the water. That's what he called searching for shells and things, sooo funny and sooo cute I love this picture.

I also included a scan of the paper before I painted over it. I bought a stack of patterned paper so cut out and stuck heaps of it on then painted my version of Riley on top. I like the patterned paper as it seems to give my paintings more depth and makes them interesting when you realise that there is a background. We are still recovering from our trip today and I'm working my way through that mountain of washing that seems to appear after you have been camping. I also made more more pendants today and started my own facebook fan page, not sure how to put a link on my side bar here just yet but I'm working on it. So watch this space! :0)

20 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Oh my! This is adorable! :)))

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

Ohhhh this is incredible!!!

Hermine said...

This is so adorable

Kristin said...

Oh WOW - that is wonderful!!! I LOVE the crack!! Great personal piece that I know he will cherish. Give him some gum for being so so cute . . . Kristin xo

Martha Lever said...

This is SO CUTE!!!!!

Donna Heart said...

this is gorgeous! It definitely put a smile on my face thismorning - i'm so glad i stumbled across your blog, 'tis always nice to find another aussie in the mix!!!

Susan said...

Heehee, what a sweetie, love it! Came out great in the mixed media Nicola - I also have an award for you at my blog, stop by when you can!

Kaili said...

Oh gosh this is so cute!! Thankyou for your advice too, I am going to start trying different mediums. Drawing is my first love so Im going to explore that. I also think you do have a distinct style Nicola!

Donna Heart said...

hey nicola - i'm following you too! Thanks luv :) x donna

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nicola!!! what a fun collection here today!!! I love them both...wonderful and very sweet take on the themes!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!


Hugs
Diana

Heather said...

Nicola, this is so cute...i love how you painted your illustration on that beautiful paper! Sounds like you had fun on your trip! Have a great day! Heather

Anneke said...

this is so cute and wonderful.
you have painted an excellent piece

Whimsical Creations said...

That is the cutest painting & photo!!

Kristin said...

I just wanted to thank you for your sweet words - they really mean a lot. Thank you! So glad to have you in my world, Kristin xo

Kolleen said...

so cute!!! LOVE IT!!!

i hope you are making some headway with all of your laundry...sending some laundry fairies your way to help!!!

xoxox
k

Jonny J Petros said...

Your painting is so cute! I love his photo on the beach, it sounds like your family had such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing Sincerely jonny

Di said...

Sweet!

Sophia said...

hahahaha CUTE! I love it, Nicola. You are so creative! :) Happy Friday! Hugs!

Diane said...

Hi Nicola - nice to "see" you again! What a fantastic piece for this theme! Love it! Diane

LINDSAY said...

ha! what a sweet pic!

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