Friday, August 26, 2011

My Crooked Path Through Life

Oh boy, I'm late for Paint Party Friday and Sneak Peek Friday! This has been a busy morning, and I'm on the go again, but I at least want to post my contribution this week before I have to leave for my next appointment.


This is a mixed media painting on a 6x6 canvas. You sure can tell that I like orange and red... I just love bright happy colors. This is not done yet, I hope to finish her over the weekend. Again, it took me quite some time to work on this and I didn't like her for a long time until finally it somehow came together.

Acrylic paint as a base, I cut head and neck out of my old worksheet (the sheet that was lying under all the work I did and turned very colorful over the weeks) that I then finger-painted with gesso. The colors of the sheet still show through and give it some texture. I really like that, but it was hard to get the color of the face - I used PITT pens and more gesso for that. Eyes, nose and mouth are cut from the same worksheet. The headband is a piece of fabric, the dots and flowers cut-outs from the worksheet. I also stamped it to give the background more texture. Some glitter on her hair. And of course she's crooked...

Don't forget to visit all the other amazing artists participating in Paint Party Friday and Sneak Peek Studio!

22 comments:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

OH she is wonderful- I love all the layers of color and detail and I love the idea of using your worksheet! I keep wanting to use my paper towels that I blot my brushes with, but haven't yet.....maybe I'll take inspiration from this :)

Kay L. Davies said...

The crookedness just makes this picture, Carola. I love it already, and you say it isn't finished yet.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Christina said...

I love your creative use of different media...and the yellows, oranges, and reds are perfect. : )

Steph said...

I love the colors on this painting!!!! bright and constrasting!!! Happy weekend!!

Anita said...

I love orange and red too!!! so that just made me smile. =)

Thanks for sharing today, even in your 'busy-ness'. =)

Anita
AMKreations.blogspot.com

KAT said...

I just am amazed at this mixed media art ...I have to try it sometime ...I love your carefree and colorful creation
KAT

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love all the layers and all the fun things you used for them Carola! And I love that she is crooked! :)

Geckostone said...

Oh Carola, this is wonderful!!! Its full of happiness and inspiration! I love the words you wrote, so true for all of us! Deb

EVA said...

Very cool! I like all the details and your words.

Kim, USA said...

wow you are very talented!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I loooooove the circles and flowers details. Thanks for the inspiration! I´ll play this weekend. :D

Chantal said...

it is true art to me, I cannot do that

Rosie Kaplan said...

I like this, I like the colours and the variations.

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful, bright, happy! LOVE IT! POP ART MINIS

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love it! very creative and colorful and filled with textures! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^ ~ (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF !

Netty said...

Terrific fun and smashing colours, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

Roban Studio said...

She is coming out great and I love the verse on your painting! Can't wait to see her finished. Thanks for stopping by to visit me too! Happy late PPF. :-) xo

Melisa said...

Oh, this is a fun one!

Kristin Dudish said...

A crooked path can be the best kind of path :) I like that you made her crooked too! The details add so much to your painting!

xo
Kristin

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Great colors and I love the circles in the background. I agree with what several others said...her being crooked is perfect. It goes so well with your saying. :) Have a wonderful week.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Im Moment komme ich mit dem Gucken kaum hinterher. Du hast viele schöne neue Posts mit tollen Fotos.
Dein Canvas hier gefällt mir wieder ausgesprochen gut, herrlich leuchtende Farben.

SHERI C said...

Bold colors. Crooked paths. It all works for me. Happy PPF!