Cropped Figure with Flower

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Another canvas from the garbage bin = Another canvas make-over!

A cropped figure in my sketchbook looked like it would fit well on this narrow size.

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I painted over the chickens with white gesso mixed with gel medium, let it dry , and then drew onto the canvas with charcoal. I began blocking in color with acrylics, then switched to oil pastels 0ver that.  It’s fun to play around with different mediums to see what you can get away with. Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it doesn’t.  But it’s fun to find out.

You can see more of my adventures as a self-taught artist on my FB page

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Thanks for stopping by to see my art.  ~Scarlett

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Pebeo Glass Paints on Paper

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This is a 6″ x 6″ piece of mixed-media paper.  It had some acrylics smeared on it from another project.  While the paint was still wet, I held the paper under running water for about 10 seconds.   I cut out the sea turtle from a similar piece that had a large smudge of green on it.

I’ve been wanting to play with these glass paints on paper, so here’s how it went:

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Yes, you have to use turpentine to clean up, but they blend in unexpected ways.  I like the look.  There is a tackiness to the piece like you would expect with this type of medium.

It’s always fun to experiment with paints and I’ll definitely play with these some more! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

~Scarlett

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Street Drummers in Liverpool

 

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Little Turtle By the Sea


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Another baby turtle for a special little girl in Germany. Her mother gave me some of her favorites to work from: the colors pink and purple, and the sea-side with sunshine and seashells.

Just like the baby turtle with cheetah print that I painted for Miss B in California, this turtle was custom designed!  It makes me so happy to paint these little turtles.  I feel Knox close to me and I get so much joy from being able to give something to the amazing children I’ve come to know through my son’s illness.

The base is a 6″ x 6″ wrapped canvas.  The design was painted in acrylic with details added using a ZIG pen ( .o3), and then the piece was coated 3 times with gloss varnish.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.

I painted a scene from my trip to Liverpool in June. I’ll be posting the process photos and the finished result next.

See all of my sketches, photos, and works in progress on my FB page.

Have a great weekend.  ~Scarlett

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“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.

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