Friday, March 1, 2013

Backgrounds

In my last blog post I showed you the sketches I did for Christy Tomlinson's She Art 3 Workshop. Today I'm going to show you the backgrounds I created, another assignment. I only created three backgrounds, but I hope to find the time to create a few more.


This one is a 8 x 10 canvas that I covered in paint using a brush after I had glued down some papers. I'm not super happy with it and think I will still change something. I like the white accents though.


Another canvas, this one is 6 x 6. Before covering it with paint I glued down some tissue paper that I had stamped some time ago. I used a paper towel to get the paint on the canvas, and then used a stencil and bubble wrap as well as some stamps for the accents.


This is a 11 x 14 canvas board and by far my favorite. I like the color scheme, the little dots that I sprayed on, also the torn book pages and the running ink on the right side. I used an old credit card to distribute the paint.

I love to create backgrounds, but sometimes I find myself at a loss, when I think I'm always repeating my favorite techniques or color combinations etc. Christy used a color combination of yellow, blue and green in one of her videos, and I want to try that.

Friday - I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and also JRU studio. If you want to see the work of so many wonderfully talented artists, hop on over and enjoy the ride!

And tonight - I'm going to unplug for National Unplug Day. I'll be either back tomorrow evening or Sunday. Enjoy the weekend, everybody!

27 comments:

Netty said...

these are terrific backgrounds Carola, looking forward to seeing how you use them.
Happy PPF, Annette x
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Cindy said...

Coming from the Studio Sneak Peek...Hello there, Carola! These are so vibrant and pretty...can't wait to see where they all go as you work on them...

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the color combinations and layers!
Looks so fun!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Susan said...

These backgrounds are outstanding! Will look forward to seeing how you use them.

Beth Cole said...

I love your backgrounds, Carola, great job!

Gloria in CA said...

love your backgrounds.Like the drip marks. Nicely done. Thanks.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

love all the fun layers and colors! looks like a great class! :)

Leslie McNeil said...

i really like all three; the first i;m in love with is because of the orange and turquoisey green/blue, and i too, like the white circles! love the texture you've got going on in the third... and i am taking that class too... but im way behind. someday soon... maybe! they're beautiful! keep on going...

JoyCorcoran said...

Great colors and vibrant presentations. I like the orange and geometric look of the first one. Maybe you can add a little and see if you like it better -- or maybe it will recede behind some beautiful work yet to be imagined.

The Elephant's Child said...

Oh, wow. These are amazing - and I hope later that you will show us how you use them (and/or amend them).

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic backgrounds and colours

Faye said...

Carola, your color combos are fantastic.

Jessica Sporn said...

I love your backgrounds. Great colors, values and composition. Looking forward to seeing where they take you! Happy PPF!

Anne Manda said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, luscious color! <3

Friko said...

I like these. It will be interesting to see where you go with them.

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Christina said...

What vibrant colors and creative layouts! Love it.

denthe said...

ooh, love these backgrounds! Beautiful colours and combinations.

Adrienne Rose said...

Great backgrounds, the colors are so vibrant! Lovely! I can't wait to see what goes on them!

Debbie said...

I love the backgrounds, beautiful work! Very inspiring.

Petra said...

Carola, at first quick look I thought the backgrounds were produced digitally - as that was what I expected - but after reading your words, I see I was totally mistaken! Great work here. I like most the middle one.

Giggles said...

Ooh I love these backgrounds especially the purple one!! Great texture and rich colors!!

Hugs Giggles

patty said...

These are gorgeous, Carola!!

Ginnie said...

I'm immensely impressed, Carola. These backgrounds totally stand alone...without anything added!

JKW said...

These backgrounds are awesome. I need to get to that soon, I am still practice sketching. Blessings, Janet PPF

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic - I especially like the middle one.
Rinda

Kim said...

Fantastic backgrounds, love you color choices! Belated HPPF!