“Ladybug Plus One” ATCs

DSCF9984 Just a quick 3 for 3 ATC (artist trading card) swap over at ATCs for All.  I haven’t done one of these in a while and forgot how much fun they are.  This swap’s theme was hand drawn ladybugs and we were to add in at least one additional object from a list provided. I got carried away and drew more than that.

Be sure and check out ATC swaps for an easy way to collect original art from all over the world.

Thanks for stopping by  ~ScarlettDSCF9985 DSCF9986 DSCF9987 DSCF9993 DSCF9999 DSCF9988 DSCF0001 DSCF9990 DSCF9996 DSCF9991 DSCF9995 DSCF9989 DSCF0003 DSCF0009

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Rest for the Weary

 

Paint mixed with Liquitex “Blended Fibers” medium and combed through with a toothpick….

 

 


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Sea of Memory

Another large canvas found in a dumpster.  A scene from the American West left unfinished.

For this one I decided to try something new.   No sketch.    No plan.

I turned it vertically and just started painting…

I cut a custom stencil using my x-acto knife.  I wanted to create a large teardrop of turqoise stones.

Using a palette knife, I filled in the stencil with 3 layers of joint compound and let it dry for an hour.

Then I faux painted them to look like turqoise using 3 shades of blue, burnt umber, and white.

More greens and blues mixed with matte gel to look like the sea.

Baby sea turtles….

I love these colors.

Purple mixed with quinacridone magenta on the right.

This painting is completely different from most of my work.   It’s interesting to see where it went.  It seems that whether I have a preliminary sketch or not, the concepts of memory and loss still come through clearly.  It felt good to “get it out”, if that makes sense. Art is medicine.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my art. Be sure and see my daily sketches and other works in progress on my FB page.

Have a great week ~ Scarlett

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Asparagus Art

Had to try it! These asparagus stems looked perfect for painting  flowers.

I haven’t used a vegetable in my art since I stamped with celery years ago.

 

 

Asparagus blossoms: pretty on fabric or paper.  I can see an apron with this floral pattern,  and I always see note cards.

Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

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True Colors I

 

 

 

 

 

 

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