Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to Painting...Back to my Roots

Back from CHA and had a WONDERFUL time!

There truly is NOTHING more fun than having friends that love ART! I am so blessed.

This is a piece I did a while back for a Breast Cancer Awareness benefit auction.


It's on a 5x5 stretched canvas with Golden Heavy Body and Fluid Acrylics.

The canvas is encased in the plain wooden frame I learned to make YEARS ago from Claudine Hellmuth in one of her books.

It works great for stretched canvases and is a rustic way to add something to your art.




The Butterflies are Graphic 45, of course, as is the gorgeous lady by Alphonse Mucha.

She's from the Monaco-Monte-Carlo print.

He is definitely my favorite Art Nouveau artist.

I added Glossy Accents to the butterflies for dimension.

The doily is underneath all the layers of paint and I love how it turned out!



The lovely lady is accented with pens and layered onto black chipboard. She's protected with a thin layer of Micro Glaze by Judi Kins.

That stuff is WONDERFUL.

I've had it for years and a small jar lasts forever.

That's it for today.

I've got another 8x8 piece I'll show you later.

Always movin'...never standing still...jumping from one medium to another.

What shall I play with next...perhaps a bit more sewing!!!


Linda

29 comments:

  1. Great work and I love the frame! I'm going to have to try that!

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  2. simply gorgeous, such beautiful colours and fab details..another wonder! trace x

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  3. The colors and texture in this are AMAZING!!!! Love it Linda

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  4. Wow, the colors and layers are superb!

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  5. This piece is stunning. I just heard of Mucha and love his work. Beautiful butterflies. Blissful Creating...

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  6. Beautiful piece Linda! Great color scheme.

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  7. What an opportunity! I was wondering how to encase stretched canvas without having to purchase a frame...and here's your post! Great idea, and awesome work! Love it!

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  8. Loving your great frame and background, x

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  9. this is such a stunning piece! I love the details and those butterflies! Hope you are staying cool! :)

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  10. Love all those layers of paint, such a rich & sumptuous background xx

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  11. Linda-you are so talented! I LOVE this canvas. So beautiful. The color are so vibrant & alive! Thanks for sharing your art with us.

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  13. Looks real good Linda and I love butterfly's ....

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  14. Linda.....you never cease to amaze me!! just shakin' my head!!!

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  15. those are beautiful. that is so wonderful that you did that for breast cancer. little did I know that 5 months ago my life turned upside down when I found out I had breast cancer. It is not fun and had 3 degree burns from radiation etc. They would not see me unless I had the money to be seen. They dont help you with payments. they help with research only. Thanks again Linda.

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  16. Linda...this piece is beautiful! And...for such a worthy cause! Love Love the piece....so appropriate for a breast cancer benefit auction. I hope it brought in some good money! <3 Candy

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  17. Such a Beautiful canvas Linda and what a generous offering for the auction!
    hugs Lynn

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  18. Gorgeous work of art! I too love Alphonse Mucha. I took your class that used the Mucha beauties to decorate the wooden craft tool box and have been in love with his art ever since. Thanks to Graphics 45 for creating this beautiful paper!

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  19. WOW! Love the colours you used and the texture as well! Mucha is one of my favorite artists :)

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  20. Exquisitely crafted, Linda ! So beautiful.

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  21. Totally GORGEOUS! Loving the background, especially... yum!

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  22. Really like this work of yours Linda, the colours and designs are beautiful. Keep it up!

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  23. Great painting, and butterflies have make this painting extraordinary, i don't have more word for say about this painting, entire painting have clean and clear effects, you have good creativity keep it up.

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