Friday, January 11, 2013

Family Life

Very, very warm for this time of the year in Ontario. It think the high today is suppose to be about 51F and Saturday it could go a few degrees higher; and then comes Sunday when it plummets to the normal 32F. No wonder so many people are sick with the temperature going up and down like it has been. I don't have many funny stories to tell this week because my brain disorders have attacked and I haven't left the house much. We got a couple of long walks in but that's about it....and I did some quilting (still working on the quilts for the Alzheimer ward) and I painted more papers to use in my mixed media pieces.

Little toe hits door jamb. Little toe loses every time. Yup, even in the middle of the night I can't seem to stay out of trouble. I was heading back to bed and turned the corner a little too quickly and wham! my little toe hit the corner of the door. Ouch. Of course, then I had to turn a light on to see if it was bleeding and bleeding on the carpet - yes to both - so a quick clean up was in order. I don't think I broke it this time but it sure hurts.

Today I'm posting a mixed media piece I did. I'm very new to mixed media and I like to experiment on these little 5x7 canvases from the dollar store. Constructive criticism welcome!

I like sheep! So, I thought I'd paint some. The sun in the corner was made using a stencil from Crafter's workshop (love their stencils) and molding paste that had yellow paint mixed in with it. The background is a combination of Distress Inks, water colour paint, acrylic paint and who knows what else. I don't really keep track as I'm layering. The sheep, and the fence) are just acrylic paint and I did the swirls with a Sharpie pen. Then I added some stamps and rub-ons from the Paper Pickle. I had trouble coming up with a title and asked my family and friends. I wanted the Family to be the first word so I asked for suggestions for the rest of it. I got three I liked a lot so I have two more sheep paintings forming in my mind. The title was done using some rub-ons that I picked up at the thrift store - a huge package of them, some used, some not. Painting this way is so different then tole painting, which I still enjoy, but I love layering paint and ink to see what I come up with. It's different every time and usually different then what I had in mind.





6 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my gosh- I love this!!!! I think it is so sweet-love your sheep!! Keep on painting!

jinxxxygirl said...

Who could criticize that?! Wow! Fabulous! If i was to make a note on anything it might be the sun....i maybe would have given it a little hint of oranginess in the center??? I don't know...but its terrific as is!Love love love it! Hmmm wish i could find canvasses in the dollas store...:) Hugs! deb

My name is Erika. said...

I love love love your sheep. And the sun-what a cool way to use that stencil-which I have but never thought of using like you did. No constructive criticism here. Nice piece of art.

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you will link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week! http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-22.html?m=1

Tracy said...

This is delightful! Love it.

Susan said...

Totally love your sheep! So unexpected and adorable.

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