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Saturday, February 11, 2012

She Chose Love & She Danced

Today I worked on a couple more girls from  Christy Tomlinson's She Art 1 workshop. These are just so fun to make. I love messing with the backgrounds.

This first one has lots of texture. She's made from sheet music and the background is based with dictionary pages. Her skirt is made with strips of dictionary pages dipped in fluid matte medium and crumpled on the canvas. Loved getting my hands so messy with this. It just brings out the kindergartner in me. You can see some better shots of the texture below. The text says "She Chose Love".

7 x 14 Stretched Canvas






This next one has a sheet music background. I managed to mix up a blue paint color that matched her the patterned paper in her dress, which is a first for me. Always fun to experiment. Her collar is a piece of cotton lace.

7 x 14 Stretched Canvas

These are both up in my  Etsy Shop.



















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27 comments:

  1. These paintings are amazing! So much detail and texture in them! I love them! I love the sayings on them too! Have a great day! "Stacy"

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  2. Thanks for the close ups so we could really see the details you have put into them... texture always makes things come alive doesn't it...xx

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  3. lovely mixed media! Really like the skirt on the first one.

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  4. i just love all the squooonchy texture you use. (yes,i made up that word!) :-)
    It's just a marvel of color and texture and pattern... it really draws me in. thanks for sharing!

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  5. wonderful girls! Very creative. love the crumpled dress which is more like ruffles. I really like the idea of the music and dictionary strips. Bravo!

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  6. Great texture with the ruffle skirt...love the girls.. :)

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  7. I love Christie's work but not done her classes yet - still hope to this year...
    Love these canvases and the amount of texture you incorporate, particularly the skirt in the first one. Lovely!

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  8. Lovely creations ~ lots of creative expression ~ interesting 'She Art' ~ I had done a series called 'She Spirits" ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  9. Oh these are fantastic mix media paintings!

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  10. love the texture of the red skirt! so cool!

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  11. Super beautiful..stunning work..pure gorgeous charm!
    Victoria

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  12. Wow, your mixed media work is simply amazing. Very nice job and talk about patience in adding each piece. :)

    And welcome to SS!! Hugs

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  13. These are amazing--especially the second one with the musical notes and blue flowers, and of the 3-D effects of both. I could so see these hanging on an exposed brick wall at a cool cafe/lounge.

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  14. Wonderful!

    That skirt is amazing!

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  15. each piece is wonderful
    wonderful texture and details

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  16. wwooww talk about awesome project. I love each one of the pieces. Quirky and ready to be hang into a room to spread the energy of being positive

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  17. I love the lace work on the dress, so pretty and beautiful!

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  18. Amazing job - your mixed media is really great looking (I love it that the top most skirt is made of dictionary pages=).

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  19. Heather, what a fun visit I have had on your blog today! Both of your paintings are wonderful with texture and color. Love how you matched the blue in the lower one. And the skirt in the top one is so 3D! Love your backgrounds. They look like such fun to make Faye

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  20. I loved taking this class too! Both of your girls have such wonderful texture and great colors!

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  21. I just love the texture the color, just everything about this,, wow,

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  22. what a great use for old flimsy dictionary pages! love the multimedia textured approach for sure!

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  23. your paintings look like so much fun to make. the layers and colors are wonderful. and i love that skirt! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  24. Ooh!! I am in love with all that texture!!! Fantastic!

    xoEsther

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