Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekend away

Hi Friends, thanks for popping in*
Last weekend I went on a painting conference held by True Blue Decorative Artists.
On the Friday afternoon I attended Vicky Phelps workshop "Beads, Bangles and Baubles".  We painted our piece onto Canvas using Atelier Interactive Paints then sewed on the beads.  Applied the canvas to the tin and used Glue and lots of coloured Textured Paste to finish off the edges.

On Saturday I attended Lee Clements workshop painting the "Purple Iris" also using Atelier Interactive Paints.  I haven't taken a photo as my piece isn't finished but you can pop over to Lee's blogspot and look at her gorgeous painting.
On Saturday night we great meal and danced the rest of the night away.

Up bright and early on Sunday to attend another great workshop with Robyn Sherer
"By The Old Dead Tree"
This was is a Multi Media piece using a tree branch.  We extended the branch with wire, clay and texture paste.  The painting is done using Acrylic and Oil paints.  Some used pencils over the top.

I recently participated in a ATC swap host by Janet and Lee.  My swap partner was Sophie and silly me forgot to take photo's before posting them. You can pop over to Sophie's blogspot to check out our ATC'S.
Live Joyfully,
Hugs, Anna

23 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Absolutely beautiful. I adore your art.
Hugs June xx

Vicki ♥ said...

Hi Anna.....what you have done is so good and very different. It is very clever :) Glad you had a good time at the workshops too :) Hugs Vicki

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Love your paintings Anna, it was great having you in my class too. Now to start planning next years!
Lee:)

nata_says_so said...

Anna, those are both amazing!

Oh my goodness, the woman is so striking, I love her, and then I scrolled down...WOW. I love that bushland scene. You are so good, seriously.

Keep up the cool work :D

xnata

Janet said...

You had a fun weekend! I love your painting of the woman, and that tree is fantastic!! Love it!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Don't know which one I like the best.. but all that bling in the lady pic is seriously gorgeous
hugs
Shelley

Kerryanne English said...

Glad to hear you had a great weekend at True Blue Anna. All lovely pieces and some amazing techniques too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

MissKoolAid said...

Both are beautiful pieces. Can't wait to see the purple iris one.

I will try to get better photos of the ATCs to see if the colours come out right and I'll let you know.

Hugs,
Sophie

Serena said...

Great job on the workshop pieces, Anna! I think the Vicky Phelps one is my fave ~ :)

The Pink Poodle said...

Good LOrd Anna....I thought i was busy getting ready for the SVJ fair...

BUT you have been super super busy..

Great lovely work...

clever little possum you are!!

xx andrea

Marlene said...

Your weekend sounds marvelous. Love the tin, you did a great job. The tree branch is awesome it just makes the painting stand out perfectly.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a fun weekend! I LOVE the tree branch project! How fun!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Wonderful work Anna,
Hugs, Sharon

Sew Useful Designs said...

Ooh Ooh Ooh!!! Love those mixed media pieces! Fantastic! :-)

Glad you had a fantastic weekend Anna - I bet you're full of ideas?!!

Hugs! Vikki xoxo

June said...

Hi Ana, I am back lol. I just wanted to say thank you for your kind comment on my art freebies blog. Thank you, that was a lovely thing to say.
Hugs from June x
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moncherry said...

Hi Anna,
Thanks for visiting my blog. You are so right. My oldest niece would love a painting like yours! Very 'cool' ; ) indeed.
Personally I think your tree branch painting is great! Because of the 3d effect with the branch, you kind of have the feeling you walk in to the painting!
Enjoy your Sunday!
Hug Monique

Natasha Burns said...

looks like it was a great event Anna! I had never heard of it before, and it was held only a few km's from my home!
you did a fabulous job!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Anna

Love your creations...sounds like a fabulous weekend, both creating and socialising.
I think I remember you going to this one last year?

Look forward to seeing the finished one

Gail xx

Ruth Welter said...

Hello Anna, I love both paintings...just beautiful, creative and very original.

Ruth

Hazel said...

Looks like you had a lovely creative time at True Blue Anna.

Always good to see pics of what you have been doing.

Wini said...

Hi Anna, great to see that you had a wonderful time! Your paintings are great. I especially like the beads and baubles one. Its so pretty and decorative! Wini xo

Suzanne said...

Love the mixed media pieces! Looks like you had fun at the conference.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm loving your beaded girl. Wow what hair! I wish I had hair like that!