Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beauty - Mixed Media

Hello, Hello!  I hope you all are having a fabulous week!  So far mine is going great, we've been enjoying Spring Break with family but I did manage to fit in a little studio time.  I've also been adding items to my Etsy store daily and connecting with my local artist community (which is very exciting for me).  This week I was also featured on Dawn Herring's JournalChat over on Twitter, so that was extremely cool.  I feel like it's definitely been a great week so far and I have so much to be grateful for!!

Okay so onto to some art!  
I just finished up this 12x12 canvas and have been itching to share it with you:
I started working on this one about a week ago but really hadn't had the time to sit down and finish until last night.

If you follow me on FB, then you've seen this one coming along.  I started out by adding the swirls with crackle paste and a stencil, then transferring the image with gel medium.

Because there was already a lot of texture on the canvas from the stencil, the eyes and hair didn't transfer well.  So I decided to give her a beautiful butterfly mask and long dark brown hair.

From there she sprang to life and her message fell into place: 
Dare to Dream,
 Beloved All Natural Beauty, 
Forever Believe

I'm very happy with the way she turned out and I think I'm going to make artist prints of this one.  I've been researching how to make prints and I think this would be a perfect canvas to try it on.  Either way, this "Beauty" will be available on Etsy starting tomorrow.

I've got some other exciting news to share soon, so keep an eye & ear out!  I really want to THANK all of you for all of your kind and encouraging words.  They really mean the world to me and I am so grateful to have this forum to share my love of art with you.  Have a wonderful day & from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!


11 comments:

  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Norma!! I love the design and the colors!! The layering is fabulous!! I love, love it my friend!! Can't wait to hear the exciting news!! Have a wonderful evening my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. This is breath-taking Norma! The vibrant colours, the textures and the attention to detail! This is a work of art. Good idea to make prints of this...sure to sell like hotcakes! :)

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  3. this is just stunning! the colors are sooooo wonderful - totally love it

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  4. WOW!!! Another GORGEOUS canvas!!! amazing colors and textures and all around stunning piece of work!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

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  5. Your work is amazing! Love all of your layers and details. So beautiful!

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  6. Fabulous creation - wonderful colours so bright and cheerful. Fabulous texture and depth. TFS and look forward to hearing your news.

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  7. Wow!! This is absolutely fantastic!! You have an incredible talent for mixed media.

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  8. Beautiful canvas, love all the colors and details :)

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  9. You are such an arty, creative being .... lol ... stunning!!!

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  10. This is fabulous Norma! I love the colouring and the butterfly mask! ;-) You did a great and beautifully creative job!

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