TALLULAH BLUE

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I thought is my be interesting to share with you all how I work on a larger canvas.  I filmed a process video for my newest painting entitled "Tallulah Blue".


I just love the expression on her face and her lovely blue hat!



My process for painting on a larger canvas is basically the same as when I am painting an art journal page. However, painting big can be quite the challenge.  I often have difficulty getting the paints to blend for my background.  I think I have remedied that by using more that one brush to blend.


I hope you enjoy the video.  Be sure to visit my Youtube channel for more!




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THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS


This is a another new painting that I finished last week.  I'm starting to prepare for an exhibition that I have coming up in May.  Stay tuned for more details about that.


 Have a great week!
Sharon
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THE GOOD SHEPHERD


Happy Saturday everyone!  As promised, I wanted to share the second mixed media painting that I completed a couple of weeks ago.  This painting is entitled "The Good Shepherd". 



We recently got rid of an old cupboard where I stored my clothes. I decided to keep the shelves and reuse them for painting. These wood panels are very heavy. It was not possible to paint directly on them as they are covered with a plastic coating.  I covered the panel first with paper to prepare the panel for painting.  The paper adds some great texture which later comes through in the painting.





As with my Moon Goddess painting, I added some bead and fabric elements.  The moon is embellished with pearls and I used a few colored beads to accent his staff.  I added pearls to his cuffs and collar as well.





It's not often that I paint a male figure but, I'm really happy to get practice when they appear on my canvas.  I played around with different color combinations for his skin tone.  I also applied the paint in sections which is a new technique for me.  Sometimes, I find myself holding back when it comes to trying new things, however, I am determined to spread my wings and give myself permission to play.  It is the only way to grow.





I'm off to work on more painting projects and new art dolls. Stay tuned!  What do you have planned for the weekend?



Have a good one!
Sharon




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ART DOLLS


I recently put together a short video to showcase my latest art dolls.  I'm not sure if you guys where aware of the fact that I even made them but, I do.  I made my first doll last year and since then, my collection has grown to a total of nine dolls.  I'm working on three new dolls as we speak.

Over the next few weeks, I will post photos of all of the dolls that I have made thus far.  I will also give you a behind the scenes look at how my dolls are made.  Until then, here is a short video showcasing the newest art dolls in my collection.  I hope you enjoy and be sure to stay tuned for more post on my dolls.




                        




Have a great day,

Sharon
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MOON GODDESS


 Last week I started two paintings.  This is one of them, "The Moon Goddess".


This painting is done on a piece of recycled wood.  I'm really interested in the idea of recycling and repurposing items.  It's really fun to give something old a new life.  Besides, I think we consume too much nowadays.  There are so many useful items that  end up in our trash cans that can be turned into fabulous pieces of art.



 I decided to try experimenting by adding a few different elements to the painting.  I've used a pair of old earrings for her hair ornaments.  And the moons surrounding her were accents on an old necklace.



Sometimes I look at the moon and imagine it to be a big pearl in the sky.  I wanted to convey that feeling in the painting so, I used a few pearls to accent the one she is holding in her hand.  She also has a pearl necklace. I sprinkled some glitter in her hair and in the grass so give the painting a glowing effect.  And of course,  I had to add my signature stars in the sky. 


I'll share the second painting that I completed very soon.  Until then, I wish you a wonderful day!  Oh, and before you go to bed tonight, be sure to say goodnight to the Moon Goddess.  




Alles gute, 
Sharon
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KEEPERS OF THE GARDEN


Here's my latest Youtube process video for this art journal spread entitled " Keepers Of The Garden".





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