Monday, October 11, 2010

Latest Art

Hello friends,

Last week Lee and I had a art play day.  This is one of the backgrounds I achieved while playing.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Lee, we have heaps in common!

I was also lucky enough to receive a bunch of flowers, there were Jonquils and Gerbera's. 
One of the Gerbera flowers was so perfect, I had the urge to paint it.  I did this background with watery Jo Sonja acrylic paints in Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Scarlet and Burnt Umber.  While wet a poured Rock Salt over the top.  When this was nearly dry-I put Pale Gold into a small mist spray bottle and sprayed over the top of the Rock Salt and this is what I ended up with as a background for my Gerbera!

I had started the background of this canvas board using Copic pens.  I knew what verse I wanted and I had ideas of what I wanted the final piece to look like.
Lee helped me along with her collection of stamps, flourishes and ideas.  This is for a special friend!
So nice to get together with like minded people and let the creativeness flow! 
Do you have someone that has the same "PASSION" as you, that you can get together with and play?
Thank you for visiting, I'd love to hear about your Passion and play days!


robynart said...

Hi Anna, love all the backgrounds and things you've done with the different paint techniques. You're so lucky you have someone to experiment with. Where I live there isn't much scope for learning new techniques, I have to rely on books or the internet, or find out by my own experimenting - the hard way!!Lol!! Happy painting! xxRobyn.

Diane said...

It would be great to get together with another art buddy and just play. I love what you 2 have created together.

Hazel said...

Beautiful backgrounds Anna - very creative and pretty colours too!


Marlene said...

Anna, your backgrounds are gorgeous. It is so much fun to experiment and create backgrounds. I love your painting of the gerbera, you did a beautiful job with it.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

they are all lovely :)

La Dolce Vita said...

it is always nice to get together for an art date and art it up with someone else, sharing is so nourishing! love your first true and I really love the way your kitchen turned out, so chic! xo

Thespa McLaughlin said...

It's great to have a special person that you have so much in common with, I found my kindred spirit living right next door about 7 years ago. To this day we are still best friends, if we were any more alike we would be one person, we even have the same birthday! Keep making art and have a great week!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

We did have a great day together. I love your background for the gerbera Anna, so effective and your butterfly canvas is lovely. Your friend will treasure it for sure.

Kerryanne English said...

Gee, you girls got heaps done... AND I thought you'd be talking non stop all day [giggle].
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Dianne said...

Anna, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm always excited to see that someone actually read it LOL.
I LOVE LOVE, LOVE your backgrounds!!! They are fabulous!!!! I may have to try that sometime.
Also you are so right!! It is fun to paint with a friend or friends. My weekend was FABULOUS with Neadeen Masters. If you ever get the chance to paint with Neadeen or one of the other Art Apprentice Online it!!!
Take care!

violette said...

Hi Anna.....i love your backgrounds....they are so delicate! thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too!

I have a creative group i meet up with once in a while to create........and it's always fun when we do that. It would be nice to have the time to do that more often. I'm so happy you had a blast with your friend!
Love, violette xo

Anonymous said...

Anna! yes I do have someone.....well, beside the hundreds of like minded women here in blog included...

I create with my husband...also an artist...and with my two kids....we are a creative bunch and I wouldn't have it any other way!

this posts shows me how much fun you had! great stuff!

ciao bella


Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hello friend!! thanks so much for stopping by :)
Some great pieces here and wonderful words to live by too!
I think your new kitchen is fabulous!!!

aimee said...

what fun!! i usually create in solitude, so i don't do this too often - but it looks like a great time!

Martha Lever said...

This are all beautiful! Yes, you are right a group is so important!

I have been avoiding cooking since the children have grown and gone and getting yummy dinners from our corner homemade take away gourmet. So my husband has always eaten very well--but now it's all organic so hopefully I can make it just a yummy. That's gonna take some work!

moncherry said...

Hi Anna,
The way you made the backgrounds remind me of school. We always had to try lots of different techniques with painting and drawing. Loved it.
Hug Monique

clare's craftroom said...

Love , love , love your gerbera and the background is just perfect !

Serena said...

Backgrounds are such fun to play with...your pieces turned out great, Anna! I particularly liked your Gerbera piece.

I paint on my own. :( BUT Blogland has been a wonderful way to meet creative and like-minded friends.

lee said...

Oh I love your backgrounds, and the gerber, love gerbers and if I could I would have them here everyday. Thanks for visiting my blog...I appreciate your comments.

Crafty Chookie said...

Beautiful Backgrounds...I love your art work..I love catching up with the girls on a Friday to do patch and release some steam that has bulit up over the week...LOL but most of all I love when we have our play days together...we learn so much off each other. Huge smiles to you :-)

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi you doing??

You & Lee have had a fantastic time together by the sounds of it..

GREAT creative FUN with a friend...

NOTHING better/more satisfying??

xx andrea

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna! Lovely work! Anyone can tell you are loving the creative process!
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