Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Old and Some New....

It's still hotter than you-know-what and all I've been doing is playing in the studio and making fruit smoothies.

After reading all your comments and suggestions from the last post I decided to try a touch of turquoise on the orange collage.

I did those circles in the corner and then dry-brushed some turquoise onto the petals....just enough to give a hint of color. I'll probably still add something in that upper right corner but haven't decided on what yet. Thanks for giving me such good ideas.

I also re-did the purple one. It's a little brighter than it shows in the photo, and I like it better than before but it still isn't anything great.

Sometimes things just don't work out the first time and I have to go back and change everything around.

I also painted some background papers yesterday. Here's one I did on one of those grocery ads from the newspaper....

I used several different blue paints and a little purple. Then I stamped on the purple areas with turquoise ink and then used a darker blue ink to stamp on the other areas. I used white ink to stamp letters and numbers....

Then I got out some Lumiere paints and some lightweight paper and made this background....

I added some stamped writing and some of my fake writing

And that's all I managed to get done yesterday. I also went through some things and found several drawings that I did back in 2003. I'll share them with you over the next few days. Here is the first one....

This is done on 11" x 14" paper. She had a blank face, as I never used to draw faces on any of the ladies I drew....but last night I gave her a face. I used to draw these ladies all the time. I'm thinking about adding some color to her. If I do I'll show you how she turns out.

Now back to playing! Have a fun day everyone!!!


  1. Oh my goodness, that last lady you made back in 2003 is just gorgeous! And the changes to the purple canvas piece is amazing!

  2. Nice finishing touches on the canvas pieces and the papers look great too. The lady you drew back in 2003 is it!

  3. love the beautiful flower fairy! great additions to your other pieces, I especially love the turquoise against the orange :)

  4. Janet the purple one looks great now and the turquoise on the orange makes all the difference.

  5. Hi Janet,
    Oh, I love how you changed the purple canvas. Looks fantastic.
    Oh yeah, you ladies face is good.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this piece in colour!
    Stay cool,

  6. beautiful art you make!

  7. Nice job!
    Flower Fairy rawks!
    I'm reviving Cat's World for my mum, best wishes.

  8. Janet, good for you to go back and make those canvases the way you want them!! They turned out Terrific!! Love the flower lady....please please color her in, I so want to see what you do with her :D

  9. Way to go, the added turquoise is perfect and the purple one is great. I love your "flower" lady she is gorgeous.

  10. It be interesting to see what you will be doing with the blue with white lettering...I like the new touch to the purple one and that lady really looks great.

  11. wow I am very in awe of all you did, and they are all beautiful, what colour.....I heard it is really hot there. Your having a heat have been busy with all your art, boy you have great ideas.

  12. Anonymous7:49 PM

    love that fake writing and those canvases are lovely! wow!!

    krissie at winterwood

  13. I really like the flower ladies, did you sell any of them on Etsy?
    Glad to see the heat has not slowed down your creative juices.
    I found bargins at the junk store today.Had a good time, the search is half the fun.

  14. Janet, you have transformed the purple one. Lovely.
    Your flower fairy is so fluid and beautiful.

  15. Oh yes - the turquoise with that ornage just makes it sing - it's stunning, Janet!

  16. Yes, yes, and yes!
    Keep playing in the cool; it's too hot to do anything else.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

  17. Janet, she is exquisite--I say add color--can you imagine how beautiful?!
    Love your redone canvases too--I do that too--keep "fixing" it until I get it right, but sometimes, for me, right never comes :)
    Don't you just love Lumiere paints?!

  18. Glad to see you tried the looks awesome.
    And the purple one really rocks now!

  19. I'd love to learn more about the paining you did on the grocery ads. Do you just cover them with paint to give you a clean start? What a wonderful idea to re-purpose something that we get far too many of!

  20. that blue bg paper came out wonderfully, so many layers working together.

    and that drawing is fab - simple but effective. she'll be a beauty with colour.


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