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Friday, 12 April 2013

Fusion

Something's happening to my art. I can't stop doing it (I'm up to maybe two pieces a day now and no one's getting fed anymore!) and it's evolving. All the wonderful things I've learnt from the amazing teachers around, the techniques and the styles are fusing together and everything is changing. And I'm liking pretty much everything I create now.

This is what I did with that lovely moon face from last week. I'm a little fish obsessed at the moment and these moon fish just jumped out of the sea of my imagination.













This is a free painted 'marks on paper' piece that I found a face in and painted using Mindy Lacefield's shading techniques. I left the hair as the painted background again & gesso'd the rest then added Ranger Distress Stains over the top. I really like how graphic she is.
 And this is a wood nymph using similar techniques and some brayering.
Every piece I create is bringing me great joy at the moment, and closer to something I'm seeking.

I hope your art is bringing you joy too.

55 comments:

  1. Keep going these are so beautiful!!! Embrace what is becoming your new style.... I LOVE IT!! The color, movement, diversity, all wonderful!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks Giggles, I appreciate your lovely comments.

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  2. Wonderful work, its great to be so inspired!! I love your moon fish and the shading colours are fabulous. Go girl!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, I'm definitely going! :-)

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  3. Your moon fish are quite darling and what an imagination you have!

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    1. Thanks Deanna, that's a lovely things to say.

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  4. these are beautiful, all three of them!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment Denthe, I really appreciate it.

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  5. Oh these are delishious! I know the feeling of not being able to stop thinking or doing "that" kind of art that you've got on your mind. Keep at it!

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    1. It's a great feeling isn't it iHanna, glad you've enjoyed it too.

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  6. Perfect faces and perfect colours. Love them all, but the last is my favorite.
    Happy PPF and hugs
    Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, really glad you like them and thanks so much for commenting.

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  7. Definitely beautiful and divine creations ~ love the moon faces combined with the fish ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, much appreciated.

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  8. Wow, what diverse and gorgeous works. Love how your colors play against each other.

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    1. Thank you Faye, I'm really enjoying the colour play!

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  9. i really enjoy your imagination within these pieces. the bravery to go where your instincts take you with the colors they ask you to use. just lovely! happy balzering day! lovies, samara

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    1. Thanks so much Samara, and I love the idea of 'balzering day'. :-)

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  10. what fabulous projects!! LOVE your "moon fish"! Keep on goin...and happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Linda, I really appreciate them.

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  11. Loving all your wonderful new pieces. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Annette, your lovely words are much appreciated.

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  12. These are delicious, I love the last one best. Its great when you go with the flow of inspiration keep going!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words Sharon & for visiting, I really appreciate it.

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  13. These are special and wonderful pieces, striking with delicious vibrant colors! <3

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    1. Thanks so much Anne, glad you like the colours.

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  14. Absolutely marvelous and free. Love these. I know what you mean about no one getting fed because you are making art. Happy PPF xox

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    1. I wonder how many partners are unfed across the art world? Probably lots. Isn't it amazing how making art just takes you away from the everyday. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  15. all beautiful! and the second one is just dynamite! ♥ aimee

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    1. Thank you Aimee, she has a special place for me too. :-)

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  16. I agree, all are beautiful. You have a unique style. Just go with the flow. Love them all. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words Gloria.

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  17. The colour in these is wonderful and it is great that there are so many resources out there for us to use and learn by... fun watching your work develop...xx

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    1. Glad you are enjoying my work Tracey, thanks so much for commenting and visiting.

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  18. love ALL these pieces... the "moon fish" are my favorites. Beautiful work. Keep listening to that little voice inside. xox

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    1. Thank you Pauline, that voice is very hard to ignore! :-)

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  19. wow! these faces are fab. I think it's amazing that you're making up to 2 pieces a day! keep it coming - it's wonderful inspiration.

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    1. That's a very lovely thing to say Cathie, thank you so much.

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  20. your colors are so delicate the seem to glow! wonderful pieces!

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    1. Thanks Cat, I really appreciate your words.

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  21. It is wonderful when the art flows and all you can do it paint. These are fabulous.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Wonderful indeed Nicole, thanks so much for your lovely words.

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  22. These are beautifull, love the colours.

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  23. I love all the layers, textures and whimsy present in your art!

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    1. Very kind of you to say Minnemie, thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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  24. WOW- so beautiful and vibrant!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Chel.

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  25. beautiful colors in your work...love the unexpected colors in the girls' faces...and those moon fish are awesome! happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks so much Dianne, I really appreciate you commenting.

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  26. I have to say how very impressed I am with these! I keep coming back to them, marvelling at the glow you have accomplished with them. They really are wonderful, wonderful!

    Had first found Mindy's blog and was loving the shading, and see you took a course from her. Would you say that for you was the best place to learn about that lovely glowing palette of colours?

    To be honest, it makes me think a good bit about my favourite Impressionist painter Renoir...

    Best wishes,
    Lee in Sunny South Florida

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    1. Hey Lee, thanks for your beautiful words. I would definitely recommend Mindy's course 'Paint Your Story' to find out how to create the layered glowing effect I have here. I use different colours from her but she teaches you the technique that gives this wonderful look (as well as some other very freeing ones) so it's well worth taking.

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    2. Thank you so much for the advice! Let me see what I can do to make that happen.

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  27. Wow, I love your moon-fish painting! They are sweet and beautiful!

    And your faces are beautiful too, especially the first one with the colouring and shapes!

    Happy belated PPF!

    Ilona

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and say such lovely things, much appreciated.

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