Sunday, May 5, 2013

Anything Goes and some Art for Eclectic Ellapu.

Hello all!

Once again it's the turn of the PINK DT over at Eclectic Ellapu and it's an easy one for you all this time - Anything Goes.  I have taken this opportunity to share some artwork of mine - not an easy thing for me to do as I'm super critical of my own stuff but I do actually like this one :)
                         I recently undertook an online art course, the first time I have ever done anything like that and learnt so much from it that I actually painted something!  It might not sound like a big deal but this is the first time I have ever painted a face - at least since primary school anyway :)
             I have played around doing some mixed media techniques on cards and have done a few abstract paintings too  - if you love getting messy with paper, paints and ink then this is definitely for you!  For the background of this painting I ripped and tore some dictionary pages and some patterned cardstock and added some travel-related tickets, making a textured and wrinkled layer.  I painted and inked over this using basic acrylic paints, some gelatos and some permanent inks with a variety of rubber and clear stamps.  After letting that all dry, I began to paint the face with acrylic paints and Faber Castell Pitt pens - the headband and dress are inked and paper pieced for additional texture.  I finished off by stamping a few random words and then sealing it all with a thin coat of Mod Podge.




                              So, there she is - what do you think?  I call her 'Travelling Girl" and she's currently looking down on me from above my craft desk.  I would like to enter her into the challenges at The Artistic Stamper, Crafting Musketeers, Our Creative Corner, Inspire Me Fridays, Craft Stamper and Simon Says Stamp and Show.


Thanks for stopping by and please do take a look at the fabulous talent from the DT over at Eclectic Ellapu.




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21 comments:

Ellapu said...

Dawn you are so so talented. I love your eclectic side. Fabulous project... again and they just keep on coming. thank you xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, One of the hardest things is getting the eyes to capture a feeling of something and the first thing I see when I looked at your awesome picture was her eyes, they are so beautiful. You have captured life in those eyes. I also love the background all the elements you add put the hold picture together. TFS.
Hugs, Patricia

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! I think you did a fabulous job on this beautiful face. I love it and also love the colors you used. The background is fabulous to. I love the eyes, you did a beautiful job on them. Great job Dawn. I want you to check out the card on my blog, it is the western hats image of yours.

Penny said...

OMWord, Dawn, didn't know you could paint, too! This is utterly fantabulous! I am about speechless. Don't know what to say, except I love this on so many levels! Great, great creation! Well done! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Dan said...

What a great painting! If you hadn't have said, I would never have guessed that this was your first attempt at painting a face - great job! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Tress said...

Dawn she's amazing!!! You truly are a wonderful artist! What a fabulous piece to have hanging over your creative space!

Tracy said...

She's amazing Dawn! I'm a stick figure girl myself. LOL. Glad you had fun with the class. She deserves that slot of honor above your crafty spot. Hugs!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dawn! Well I think you should be very proud of your painting! It does not look like a first work. Bravo! Looking forward to working with you at EE! Hugs, Yvonne

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is just amazing ....you are such an amazing artist! She is beautiful!,, her eyes draw you in ........

Nikki Killinger said...

Stunning work, can't believe it's a first time face! She is lovely, love the layer's, great job. x

Jaine Drake said...

She is wonderful. I love the bright vibrant colour and she's so beautiful.

Maria said...

love the vivid colors you used, so beautiful Dawn!!!

Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning work. Thanks for joining us at CM xx Jan

Claire H said...

Gorgeous colours Dawn, you are very talented!
Claire xx

Patricia said...

Dawn, what a unique creation. I love it! I've been thinking lately about an altered journal and this was just the inspiration I needed. Wonderful job!

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

Julia S-W said...

I love this Dawn! Those big, soulful eyes staring out from the gorgeous riot of colour, texture and fab background, are amazing. Bravo to you for a fabulous first attempt - I bet there'll be more on the way!
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
Juliax

Laurart said...

Such a wonderful creation - I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

butterfly said...

Beautiful painting! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper and at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

Trish Latimer said...

Love all the bright colours Dawn, gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge! x

Kathi said...

Oh wow! This is outstanding! Gorgeous! Fabulous!

I love everything about it! She's gorgeous! I especially love her eyes, hair, and the details like the flowers in her hairband, the elastics in her hair, the texture of her hair, and the patterns in her dress.

The background is fantastic too.

WOW!!!!!