"Spring Doll" 7x7 Mixed Media on Wood
(Finished with Beeswax)
It's time for another Paint Party Friday!
If you read my last post you'll remember that I was exploring a couple of different themes: Spring and Paper Dolls. For this mixed media painting I combined the two.
(This photo was taken before I added the beeswax.)
This painting was all about layers!
I've received quite a few questions about the water soluble oil pastels I mentioned in my last post. This is a photo of the box they come in. Whoever said oil and water don't mix definitely hasn't tried these - I think they're fabulous!
In the photo above, you can also see the collage papers I created for this painting. In a previous post I mentioned that I cut my own stencils and stamps. Well, I also like to paint my own collage papers. It's a good excuse to splash some paint around and play with colors and patterns.
Now it's time for some fun over at the Paint Party Friday blog, but before I go...
I'd like to mention an amazing project:
The talented artist, Makiko (Maki) Hastings, is creating 1000 ceramic birds. The proceeds from the sale of her beautiful birds will be donated to help the people of Japan. For more information on this wonderfully thoughtful project please go here.
I'm first! Yay for us!ReplyDelete
Excellent Kristin. I love the use of Beeswax I am definitely going to pick some up. Beautiful painting with jumping out at your colorific. Thanks for sharing. Happy Paint Friday to you.ReplyDelete
I love how you show us the progress of your work. So far I've never worked with beeswax and I'm a bit intimidated by it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful work kristen! I love how you showed all the steps Have a great weekendReplyDelete
you are amazing.ReplyDelete
Oh, I LOVE this! The beeswax just finishes it off perfectly! Those pastels are a lot of fun. I'll have to dig mine back out... ;)ReplyDelete
what a marvelous postReplyDelete
Yes indeed you are amazing. Lovely work Kristin.ReplyDelete
She is super cute Kristin! Thanks for the tip on the pastels. TheresaReplyDelete
Gorgeous spring painting! I have the exact same oil pastels and love them! :)ReplyDelete
I love the colours! And your handmade collage papers are divine! Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
I have some watersoluble oil pastels lying around here somewhere, along with some watercolour sticks. You've possibly inspired me to dig them out and experiment.
(finding it hard to sign as Liz and not Nutty)
This is beautiful. The process is wonderful to see and the finished painting is so full of depth! I love that you've used wood. Just gorgeous. Thanks for the link about the Japan birds. They're really sweet so i'm off to find out more.ReplyDelete
She is so much fun- I love that bee buzzing around her head- and how did you acchieve the 3D effect- it's fabulous!ReplyDelete
I love that you create your own collage papers- I make altered journals with prints of my paintings and unless it's a solod color or ribbon it HAS to be from one of my works :)
It's so cute...I bought some of those pastels too. I love them.ReplyDelete
This is very pretty. I like the affect.ReplyDelete
Hi I like your work and the variety of materials you use, the oil pastels seem great, do not know if I find here in Spain, I will try to find them. A kissReplyDelete
What a beautiful piece! I love how she's holding the single flower. Great job and I'll be looking into the oil pastels! Happy PPF!!!ReplyDelete
She is so pretty. I like your layers and the papers you created to use are fantastic. Such a happy picture, gives me a little taste of the Spring I wish we would get here soon.ReplyDelete
Cute and adorable Kristin! I like how you've outlined some of the flowers in white ink...adds some punch. Thanks for the heads up the Japan project too.ReplyDelete
Delightful! I love the little bee buzzing through.ReplyDelete
The colors are just wonderful for spring time. Very lovely! ;)ReplyDelete
thanks for showing your process Kristin, I always learn so much from you. Beautiful work as usual.ReplyDelete
What a lovely peice. The colors are very rich looking and the effect is wonderful. I'm going to have to start painting again so I can join this paint party.ReplyDelete
Outstanding! I absolutely love the colors.ReplyDelete
oh, your spring girl is so lovely, the colours are gorgeous too. Its lovely to see your painting develop...it certainly is all about the layers :)xReplyDelete
Hi Kristin..so gorgeous and uplifting...i love the color palette in this one...beautiful..very magical and also healing and soothing..gorgeous work!Shine on!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for creating this wonderful art gallery for us all to visit every Friday - it's such fun, so much variety and talent!! Fabulous work!ReplyDelete
Wonderful Kristin and so fascinating to see how you built this lovely piece!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love to see the process!ReplyDelete
I like the way you combined the dolls & Spring theme to make this gorgeous painting. Thanks for sharing the stages of creation, I love to see how things are created.ReplyDelete
I didn't even realise you could get water oil pastels until your last post so thanks for the heads up.
Like you, I love creating my own collage/background papers & stamps and for the same reason of the excuse to play :-)
I shall check out the 1000 birds project - what a thoughtful idea.
Kristin, I love your painting this week and I really loved being able to watch your progress! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
I love all the care and detail you put into your work. The colors are so soft...they whisper... Spring :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the link!
She is just delightful!! I was so glad to see the how to!ReplyDelete
ps- I love flowers!!!
Kristin I love this little girl! She is so cute! I love to see the progression. So much fun to see that! I too like to make my own paper. It just give a piece your own personal touch! I am goin to check out the birdies now!ReplyDelete
How cute! Love the layers.I use my Portfolios regularly.They are awesome.ReplyDelete
Happy Happy Happy...this is what I feel when I gaze at one of your joyful paintings! Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary HelenReplyDelete
Kristin, I love the layering of the litle girl. I found myself thinking of the paper dolls I played with as a little girl. What fun!ReplyDelete
oh my heavens!!!! Kristin!!! this painting is amazing!!! I love it!!!! what a wonderful and colourful piece....ReplyDelete
p.s. come join me on my blog for Sweet Saturdays!ReplyDelete
I love layered work! It brings so much dimension. Very eye catching piece here. Also, great link to the Help Japan birds; I'm trying to order but the link on her blog won't work for some reason..will try again later.ReplyDelete
Sweet painting! I remember paper dolls, use to have them when I was a kid!!!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful and love the waxed finish. Have never heard of that type of oil pastel will have to go looking now.......lol Have a great day. Annette xReplyDelete
Cute as a button, and great colors =) KathrynReplyDelete