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Friday, September 22, 2017

Lion with a Rainbow Mane PPF

A change of pace. NOT an acrylic pour. LOL

Regal Lion, King of the Jungle, sporting a Rainbow Colored Mane. 
12x12 canvas done with acrylics. I was inspired by a girl I saw at an art show the other day, and her hair was very short, but she had dyed it all of these bright colors. The photo was supplied by Different Strokes an art group on Facebook that provides a challenge once a month for anyone to paint. Leo is October's challenge, but I started early.

I also did a bunch more abstracts for #30paintingsin30days. I will be making a collage for all of them together October 1. That is always fun! This is my 4th 30 day painting challenge. I always have a theme.

Friday, September 15, 2017

#30paintingsin30days Challenge half way done. PPF

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge 
Started Sept 1. Half Way Done

You can see my 15 paintings on I post one every day and also Tweet, Instagram, List them on Ebay or Etsy, and do this blog weekly. Keeps me busy.

This week I was experimenting with more Acrylic Pour Painting. I saw someone on Facebook who had poured onto an old metal outdoor table, and I knew we had two of them, so I asked permission to revitalize the rusty furniture with my abstract art. My daughter took a video of a little bit of the process, but the end result was nothing like what I had planned. I am not sure if I like them.

This one looks the same wet or dry. But does need varnish.

This one looked good when wet, but dried dull and ugly. I hope it will be okay when I varnish it in a week or so. I painted the legs and the edge with black spray paint enamel. That helped with the overall look.

Still not varnished. Waiting for them to "cure."

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cabochons made from Acrylic Pouring on Paper PPF

The Process

Watch the Cabochon How to by Deliberately Creative on for more info. She used acrylic skins left over from pours, but I used some very thin paper that accidentally became available when I dipped some tiny mat board pieces into the paint, and then varnished them. The varnish caused the top layer of thin paper on top of the mat board to peel off, and my initial thought of making them into magnets was now transformed into finding out how to use them for jewelry.

The hardest part was picking out the ones I wanted to mutilate for the jewelry pieces and how I wanted to cut them up. I could get 3 out of each piece if I just cut it straight, but there are so many interesting designs and figures in the art that I kept changing my mind about how to do it. This took all morning!

The first one I found was this DRAGON - WOW! I knew I had to make this one, but I may not be able to sell it. I love him so much.

The supplies I used (except for the acrylic pour papers) all came from 

Here are the four samples I made. My first attempts at jewelry making. 
I will probably list them on Ebay at some point, but right now I am just enjoying their beauty. They have tiny imperfections, but that is part of the handmade aspect for me. No two alike. I can never duplicate them. Once they are gone, they will never be mine again. And I don't even wear necklaces.  LOL. I just like to look at them.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lots and Lots of Art PPF

Acrylic Pouring, Illustrations, Paintings, ACEOs and more

Sometimes I am amazed when I try to post some of the things I have done in a week, but if it were not for PPF I would probably just forget how much I have accomplished lately.  Every Friday I post the week's work and I feel so blessed that I have the time and energy to do art. If you want to see more of my art for sale, check out my Ebay Store or my DPW gallery.

This is a 6x6 Edge canvas that started out as a dull pink pour and then I decided to add the greens and blues with negative painting to carve out the roses the I saw in the paint. Fun. 

An ACEO illustration done for a DPW challenge to paint upside down. Hmmm.

One of my entries in this month's ACEO EBAY TW Challenge on Facebook. 
Theme is Fall leaves, changing of seasons, etc.

This is an ACEO done on Masonite with colors that reminded me of Pansies.

NFAC this month had a Fox theme. Here is my entry. ACEO Sold.

I saw this Goldfish in this ACEO acrylic pour dip and could not resist outlining him!  LOL.

Pinks and Purples, ACEO acrylic pour/dip.

Two of my favorite 5x7 acrylic pours on Yupo, matted to 8x10.

Well, these are my favorites also, and I am trying to sell them as a grouping of 3 because they do not want to be separated.  They are enlarged below. 5x7 matted to 8x10. 

Here is one of my 12x16 Ocean pours, and the ACEO below was made from the runoff.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Pouring and Painting PPF

Still Pouring and Painting

I have been making lots more acrylic pours this week, experimenting with new mediums, including Elmer's Glue All and Floetrol, using Silicone, but also doing some regular painting stuff.
This one was a combination of acrylic pouring and dragging a sharp stick thru the paint. I did it twice. The one above is an ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and the one below is approximately 2x3 mounted into a 4x5 mat so it is ready to frame. I may do more of these. We used to do something similar in Tole Painting called Rose Stick Roses, using a dowel that was sharpened on one end. 

ACEO Mac and Cheese was created for a Daily Paintworks weekly challenge to paint brands. 

ACEO Never Too Much Mustard was done for the same challenge on DPW

ACEO Dish Soap - another DPW entry

This is the latest challenge on DPW to paint people in motion. 5x5 Man Walking.

Friday, August 18, 2017

More Acrylic Pouring PPF

My mind is racing with ideas and creativity. I have this new obsession of pouring acrylic paint. I have made some larger ones, but the smalls seem to be my favorite.

Turquoise Pour, and these were dipped (ACEO's) 2.5 x 3.5 inches. 
I really like this color combo. So much to see here. 

Last time I showed a pour on a mat board and I found this picture I had done that fit into the frame, so here is the Pumpkin Flower in the Acrylic Poured and Dipped Mat

Can you find the Jungle Man in this ACEO below? 
He surprised me, too. I was not intending to paint him.  LOL.

 Last Friday's Pours lying on the floor drying.

Bookmarks - possibly for Christmas Stocking Stuffers

This is a button with a pin back, about 3 inches wide.

Likewise, a button, or a frig magnet??? Might be.

Okay, so I have done some 12x16's as well. Let me know if you see anything you like.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pouring Acrylic Paint, my new obsession

I really like this fun method of playing with paint. I have a bunch of tube paints left over from when I taught classes at Michaels a couple of years ago, so I thought this might be a good way to use them up. I think I spent about $50 buying all the supplies I needed to do the process, to use up Free paint. LOL. But, it was very therapeutic. Now all I have to do is finish cleaning off the silicone slime that forms on top of the paintings, and varnish them. It will take awhile for them to dry as well. Here are my first Poured Acrylic Paintings. Yes, I am obsessed. I did all these in one day.

These are all small paintings, 2.5 x 3.5 inches to 5x7 being the largest.

Below are a few closeups of some of them, not great pictures yet, because these are still wet. I am afraid to move them much because they keep changing if you tilt them, and I am a real butterfingers, so accidents could happen.

Close up look at one of my favorites, only 2 colors, dioxazine purple and white

This is my really most favorite, and it is in a 6x6 Davinci Liquid Art Panel. 
I think I need about 50 more of these panels from Jerry's Artarama.
Ready to hang after it is dry and varnished, and I add a hanger.

5x7 mat board - looking for a picture to put in  this one.

I did a bit of dragging on this one, to make the little spires. 
Tiny Canvas, would look great on a tiny easel.

Primary colors 1 - 5x7

Primary colors 2 - 5x7

Odd color mix? ACEO

Oh, and yesterday I did my very first one which is quite large, so I decided to do smaller ones from now on.
12 x 16 on canvas board - they usually name these, but I just call it blues and greens with a splash of magenta.