Just a few more

I went to Michaels this weekend to hit the sale on canvas so I have a bunch more to play with. I did a few new paintings this weekend.

These two I did to use as background pieces. I’m still planing what I’m going to paint in the red or sky one, but the green will be a forest.

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This one is kinda crazy. I think painting something on it would make it too busy. I am still undecided.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I was not trying to make a rose in this one but that is what I got and I’m thrilled. I will be doing some more work on this one once it is dry. I hope I don’t mess it up!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I started playing with the paint skins. Here are the start of some pendants. I did not have any bezels but had a bunch of these washers that I had before for a similar project. I have many plans for them.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

I have been painting like CRAZY! I am really in love with this style of painting because it is fun, easy, and you never get the same thing twice. So many different techniques and looks you can get. I haven’t tried them all yet, but I’m far from done doing these.

Some more pours

I got some more pours done. I really can’t stop. Well, I had to now because I’m out of canvases. I do have more coming in the mail with some paint. part of my order should be here tomorrow. I need to get to the store and pick up a drying rack.

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Learning Acrylic Pouring

Acrylic Pouring is something that I have been interested in since I first saw a video of it years ago. Last month while on Youtube, I came across Mixed Media Girl’s channel and started watching her videos. I think I eventually watched them all, and it took awhile.

While I have been trying to limit how many things I do craft wise to try and save some money, I recently decided that if there is something I want to try, I’m going to try it. We only live once after all! So I bought some canvas and a couple other things I needed. I already had plenty of paints to play around with.

Last weekend I started pouring and have been absolutely loving it. Here are the ones that I have done so far (most are still wet in the pictures).

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A Chance of Rain & Fish

A Chance of Rain is done in Reeve watercolor paints, which I’m really enjoying. Added some sheep in for fun.

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I also tried out the new paints I got. They are Mozart brand and I was not very impressed with them. They don’t like being used on dry paper, and even after water after, they took work to get to blend. I will be trying again with them. Right now I’m just glad they were on sale for less than $10.

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Two new paintings

This first painting is another where I was trying out a new brand. I used a reference of a picture I took I think last year. There is a park not far from my house that has some nice places. There is usually never water in this spot, but I didn’t want it all brown.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other day I took a paint class at a Michaels for the first time. The instructor was nice, but it was not the class that was advertised. I decided to take it anyway since I’m learning. I was the only one there so it was one on one.

The canvas did not have time to dry between things so my colors messed up. I kept trying to layer them, but they were still wrong. So today I went over them again and had some fun with them. They don’t look anything like the flowers we were painting, but I still like it.

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Trying a new technique

Today I wanted to try using watercolor on canvas. I have some little 4×4 ones I picked up awhile ago, so grabbed one of those to play with.

The first thing I did was to paint some colorful stripes. I was going to go back across with the the other way but did not like how it looked. So I decided to play around. I went over the canvas with more water and then blotted it off with a tissue. It gave the painting a distressed looked, which I rather like.

After that, I wanted to add some hearts for fun, so did that with my Posca paint markers. It was missing something, so the I added a few white swirls and then added the poka dots. I really like how it came out!

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