Hey there blogging buddies,
Thanks for popping over for a visit.
I always appreciate visitors and comments.
My baby sister recently moved into a new big house with lots of large blank white walls. I thought she needed a bit of colour and she jumped at the chance of having a canvas painted by her big sis.I'll show you the steps I went through to achieve this piece.
This canvas is 120 x 40 cm. I base coated the canvas with a mix of Primrose, White Gesso and Texture Paste and applied it with a palette knife thickly.
I then painted Jo Sonja Pale Gold, Rich Gold and Burnished Copper in a semi circle motion.
The Burnished Copper was way to bright on the first coat so I made a mix of Rich Gold and Burnished Copper for the second coat on the outside edges of the canvas.
I then used Burnt Umber and dry brush technique and worked from the outside of the canvas in towards the centre.
Here I've painted the tree trunk and branches in Burnt Umber.
I added the blossoms using a large filbert brush and Warm White.
Some small centres using a deer foot brush and Burnt Umber.
A close up of the piece.
This was a plain green shopping bag that I've painted using Jo Sonja Iridescent colours on the background. Applied Butterfly's from Napkins using Impasto Gel then added more stamps, paint and Kindy Glitz for added oomph.
This is what my backyard looks like today after lots of the leaves have fallen off my beautiful Oak tree.
And another plain calico bag. I used Parisian Essence for a stain coloured bag then used Stencils and Jo Sonja Burnt Umber, Warm White, Pacific Blue, Olive Green for the tree and finished off with Burnished Copper here and there for highlights.
I hope to get around and visit my favourite bloggers over this weekend, so chat soon,