Friday, November 11, 2011

Results from Painting Class

A week ago I had my last mixed media painting class, when we showed our finished or almost-finished pieces. It was so interesting to see all the different works and that tremendous talent!!! The class was so much fun, I learned a lot and I'm a bit sad that it is already over. Those six weeks went by way too fast.

My first finished piece "Día de los muertos" I had already shown here. These two pieces that I'm showing you today are based on the two watercolors I showed you here. I'm not quite sure whether either of them is already finished.

The Mermaid's Dream, 7.5"x7.5" mixed media painting

In both paintings I wanted the area where I sprinkled salt into the wet watercolor uncovered, but most of the rest got covered by strips of tissue paper that I had painted in class. I added photos (printed out on regular copy paper), torn book pages and stamps. I quite like the result, but I feel that especially the "sleeping child" is still unfinished. It will help to step away from it for a bit, and then when I come back to it I hope to see what else needs to be done.


Sleeping Child, 7"x7" mixed media painting

This is today's contribution to Art Every Day Month, and I'm also linking to Paint Party Friday. I haven't joined PPF for a few weeks because of lack of time - I wouldn't have had the time to visit you. This weekend, however, looks much better.

27 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

you really got a lot from that class and the work is fantastic... I love classes that inspire you so much but I think your best work is still to come now you have time to play with all those ideas.... can't wait to see what your work develops into xx

Tracey Potter said...

These are beautiful.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Love the colors and the composition!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love The Mermaid's Dream and all its layers!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

seabluelee said...

I love the colors in both of these. Lovely work!

Joni Nickrent said...

Love the layers and beautiful bold color!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Never used the salt technique yet, but I might since you've come up with an interesting texture I'd like to try. Great collages! Patsy from
HeARTworks

rebecca mcfarland said...

These are beautiful! I am so inspired by the depth that you have created with mixed media! The water quality that you achieved in The Mermaid's Dream is so moving.

lisa said...

Carola, these are just beautiful!
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are both so very beautiful...you are an amazing talent. I wish a class like this was offered near me, I think it would be so much fun to attend.

foxysue said...

Hi Carola, Wow these are both very beautiful, the second one in particular has something very special going on! It reminds me of the intuitive collage work I like to do for Full Moon Dreamboards - Jamie Ridler. I'm thinking of asking people to join me on-line some time in the future to put up their own intuitive collages it is amazing what comes to the for! I hope you will join me?

Sue x

Carole Meisenhelter said...

such interesting collages; I can well imagine how you will miss the comeraderie within the class environment.

Chantal said...

a beautiful style of art

dawn said...

I love the way you make art, it's gorgeous. The mermaid one is stunning with all the layers and colors. The sleeping baby is always precious, gotta love how sweet they are when sleeping.

A art class sounds fun and so helpful. I'm currently taking a online art class and love it.

Have a good weekend.

Anne said...

What beautiful work. I love the mix of colours and patterns and the light and dark.

thank you for visiting me & for your words of encouragement. xox

Jennibellie said...

Beautiful Results! Thanks for sharing, hugs Jennibellie :) x

Geckostone said...

Oh these are both excellent! I really am in love with the "dream" one, gosh you are doing wonderful with these!!! Deb

Phoenix Peacock said...

great layers and colors

Frida said...

Both are very beautiful but at this time I just love the one with the babies :-)

Marcie said...

These are so wonderful!!! I'm always intrigued by mixed media art. Terrific!

Gloria said...

Really great Carola. Love the Mermaid.Thanks for sharing.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi, Carola, these are wonderful. i tried the salt on watercolor right after i saw yours some time ago but i think i put too much salt and came up with a mess! you do this technique so well!

thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Netty said...

Great collages, happy PPF, x

EVA said...

Lovely mixed media pieces. Good for you for doing AEDM - I knew I wouldn't have time this year.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

So pretty how the layers work together! :)

Catherine said...

Lovely!

JKW said...

I do love the look. This is great that you are putting together what you lean in class and sharing it. Thank you. Blessings, Janet, PPF