Creative Señorita: Seascapes and Poppy Fields

June 5, 2009 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

I managed to finish a few paintings this week. I am sad to say I didn’t finish all 20 paintings in May, but I am glad I made so much progress. I’ve learned quite a few techniques in the process, and I will continue this project until it is done. I still have finish 6 paintings to complete the 20, and I’ve already planned out the finish product. I just hope they turn out the way I plan, but I suppose that really isn’t the point of experimenting with all of these different techniques.

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These two paintings above are the finished crushed wedding flower pieces. They are meant to be hung either side by side or above and below the main roses painting with my wedding bouquet. They didn’t quite turn out the way I thought they would, but I learned some key tips to make this process go much quicker. It would be better to spray paint your flowers the main color you want them to be in the end. Additionally, sprinkle your crushed flowers directly onto the gloss and emulsion mix so they will stick. This will save petals, time and the gloss varnish you will have to use to stick them on after the paint has dried.

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I had to make this painting in layers. First, I created a bumpy texture, then I painted the background with a mixture of white, blue, orange, and pink acrylic paint. I blended them together with a wet brush. After the background dried, I created the grass with a combination of gloss varnish and a green acrylic paint. I then mixed different acrylic colors with water to create the drops.

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When all the under layers dried, I started painting on the poppies. I used a combination of red and pink to give them texture. The canvas will be finished when I paint on their dark center next week.

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I’m not quite sure where I’m headed with this one. I used a brown acrylic paint with a combination of gloss varnish to create the base. Then I used the same combination with a red acrylic paint instead for the top coat. I want to see what reaction this creates, but I’ll have to wait until it dries.

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This next one is a bit interesting. I still haven’t quite gotten the hang of making large circles with my gloss varnish and acrylic mixture. I’ll continue to experiment with this until I find the right mixture. Nevertheless, I did like the result I obtained in this piece. I created the texture with a light blue acrylic paint and texture paste mixture. Then I used the gloss varnish and acrylic paint combination to create the circles. I plan on creating a Koi fish stencil to to place on this piece followed by another round of green swirls over that. I am interested to see how this turns out.

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This is Mr. Marmalade after his hair brushing, fulfilling his duties as our resident studio guard cat. Here he is sitting next to a few of Lisa Nunn’s fabulous flower paintings. He has always been a very happy cat, but he was especially friendly today. I think he was after my lunch to be honest, but I didn’t give him any. I didn’t want us to have a sick kitty on our hands. His company is always so very pleasant.

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