This is alcohol inks, watercolor, and acrylic on canvas. I love the messiness. It started with just two big blobs, I had to carve out the shapes a bit, but they were all there. That is why the top “flower” doesn’t really match the others. I liked that shape, so I left it alone. I am debating taking out the leaf veins, I really like how they look in the first slide.
I have worked on this since before the challenge started. Thought I’d get a day or two ahead. HA! I think it might still need some more work. I am going to let it sit for a few days.
Leslie Saeta is our host for the painting challenge, I hope you will visit her site and browse today’s creations. Visit Sea Dean to post your daily painting, or to vote on those posted. Prizes for the most active artist, AND the most active voter. You can vote for three artists each day. That includes me, of course.
I just now noticed how strong the texture from the canvas is in these slides. It is not distracting in person.
Artist Cindy Williams is featuring artist interviews this month – and today is my day! Hope you will hop on over to her blog to take a look!
Honestly, I love it just the way it is..it almost looks unfinished, BUT..that’s just perfect for this piece, imo. I’d leave it with the unfinished look, if I was you. It’s actually a trick many artists use..leaving the piece slightly unfinished, and I think you did it well. Not everyone does.
You made me laugh, thanks Katie! So glad you like it. So I used a trick, and didn’t even know it. But I am so glad you said something!I will have to try and remember how NOT to do it again. hahaha
Love this one! I think you are right about the leaf veins. The leaves have such a cool pattern. Great job!!!
Thanks Karin… off they come…
Sheila – I am so happy for you. Your interview on Cindy Williams Blog today is wonderful! I hope everyone reads it: https://cindywilliamsart.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/artist-sheila-delgado/
You are a wonderful ‘connector of people’ – You make people feel welcome and valued. Those are some wonderful attributes!!!
So kind of you Connie, thank you. Talk to you soon my friend 🙂
Nice and good luck with that getting ahead. I’m already starting to feel the pressure one week in. PS think I like your more abstract pieces better.
Thank you Sea… I will be going back to that…
Very Zen – I love it!
Thanks Connie 🙂
Sheila this turned out so well. After some thought I think you may be right that the lines in the leaves are less in coherence with the other leaves. I like how the block with circles anchors the painting. You have been very busy!
Thanks so much Susan 🙂 I have it propped up, I’ll live with it a few days and see. Thanks for letting me know what you think!
This is really cool, Sheila! I am so glad to see you experimenting with the alcohol inks too!!
I hope to do more… still waiting for the Yupo to arrive. Thanks Sandy 🙂
I like this a lot. I am searching within for meaning to abstract art and why it isn’t my favorite. This piece touches me more than your abstracts; I can identify with it and see what it represents. I am asking artists, and hopefully some collectors, why they choose to paint, or love, or purchase certain pieces of art. My February newsletter will be on this topic. Please give me your feelings on the subject.
Abstract is not my favorite either Carol. Having said that, I look at my inspiration board… and there are abstracts that I just love posted on it. I lean towards “representational” abstracts. Those that might be a landscape, or a flower bud. I can appreciate the work that goes into abstract art. How artists create a mood, or feeling, depth or balance. What draws me to a piece, is how it makes me feel.
As for my work, I am trying to learn how to loosen up, and abstract lends itself to that. There are many styles I would like to be able to work in. I am sure you know what I mean Carol 🙂
Just wonderful, I love this style
I do too CheyAnne… Sandrine Pelissier works this way. Her work is gorgeous.
Oh I knew it but couldn’t remember her name at 1 in the morning. I follow her and just love her style too. Well done
Thanks CheyAnne. She is so generous in sharing her tutorials and tips. Her large pieces are, just amazing!
I agree and we are on the same page there girlfriend