Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Artist Muse Challenge 5

Normally I do the fabric challenge for the Artists Muse group and this month I did do a fabric one but I think the pixies came to my house to play.
I made the piece of fabric and then I had to clean up and put all the "stuff" away and several days later when I was going to make a Padfolio with the fabric--it was nowhere to be seen,
I have searched the room high and low --zilch--I know it's in there somewhere- but where only the Pixies know.
I suspect it is caught up with something else.
So I decided to do something different and got out an A4 sized canvas and proceeded to paint it as per the book --except that in the book they used watercolours on watercolour paper and I used watered down Acrylics on canvas.
I must admit I felt a bit like Jackson Pollock but on a much smaller scale.
First I had to mask off some areas and then I had to "splosh the paint onto the canvas"--Not hard-- I could handle that.
When it was dry I removed the masks and then I used a foam floral stamp and some black acrylic paint to further enhance it.All in all I rather like how it turned out.
Probably tomorrow I will more than likely find the fabric and I will make the Padfolio and show you.

13 comments:

Sue B said...

very cool Doreen!

Susan D said...

WOW Doreen that is brilliant. Do you have any local art shows to enter it in, I'm sure you'd do well with it.

Purple Missus said...

Ooh Jackson Pollock eat your heart out :) Its brilliant Doreen. I love it. Such a lot of energy in there.

Carol said...

It turned out beautifully Doreen. It's fabulous.

Joanna van said...

This is great Doreen! I hope you find a nice place to hang it. I love seeing all the different brush strokes.

Homeleightigger said...

I 'clicked' on the picture to see it in closeup - it's brillaint, I love it. Are you a fan of Jackson Pollock or did it just happen... Val

Hilary Metcalf said...

You are right, Doreen, very JP! I like it too. I am glad those pixies don't just hang around my house - I am STILL looking for something that I knew I put away carefully -I think that is the trick - if you leave things just lying around, they will still be there - but have a tidy up,and that's when the pixies get up to mischief.

cheers
Hilary

Michelle said...

This is really fantastic, Doreen. I love it!

Janet said...

Move over Jackson Pollock!! You can do just about anything and you do it so darn good!!

Judy Rys said...

All the layers are wonderful. It looks like you had a lot of fun making this piece.

neki desu said...

great piece!love the layered texture effect.
it should make a lovely padfolio

neki desu

Dianne said...

Looks great Doreen!! Lovely colours, and the flowers here and there give it a different look altogether..... We have lots of mischievous Faeries at our place!!!!

Dot said...

You have done a great job here Doreen! And it looks like you had lots of fun with the paint too. 'Sploshing' is great fun!