Something with Poppies – Mixed Media on Paper – A3
My most recent mixed media piece, now off with the picture framer for mounting. I sent her off with quite a few of the pieces I made since the Xmas holidays. This one started like the other mixed media pieces – totally random. The poppies were going to be something else, but ended up as poppies. I really like poppies, so you may see more of these.
I also have a tip for you. I went to the paint store over the weekend and came back with a pile of wallpaper samples for my collages. The paint store is a great cheap (free!) resource for color pallets, and there is some great paper out there. So go to your paint store!
Flowers in a Field – Mixed Media/Collage on W&N Cotman 140 lbs – A3 (12×16 inches)
After finishing the last painting, I spent some time cutting shapes from a couple of old paintings to use for future paintings. I love recycling! I used some here.
I have been working through the book Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour Paperback, by Jean Haines. I am trying to find a loose way of painting in watercolor that doesn’t stress me out. I have noticed that I make more of a mess and my hands get pretty dirty! Most of all, I am actually enjoying myself. Here are a couple of pieces I finally finished off this afternoon.
These are Dandelions – WC on Bockingford – 3×6 inches (approx.)
I made the grasses first and added the flowers afterwards. This is from a lesson. As this is quite small, I might use it for a card.
Tulips in a field – WC on Bockingford – A4
This is one I did on my own. They could have easily been made into poppies. Only 4 colors used here: Daniel Smith Cadmium Yellow, and the rest W&N viridian, alizarin crimson and hookers green. Also used a bit of cling film.
I have also painted a few more (for another post) and am waiting for paint to dry. I think waiting for paint to dry is the hardest part! I might go and make a cake now! Hope you enjoy these.