Lily of the Valley, in honor of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Watercolor and acrylic on Arches 140 lb. Cold pressed paper. 30-Day Creative Gathering. This is now available in my Society6 shop.
I found myself behind, working on my Spoonflower challenge entry. These next four were done in one sitting. Painted, and then digitally collaged. I wasn’t very happy with them in the beginning, but they have grown on me. I did enjoy the process. They have received wonderful compliments within the gathering. It always helps to “see” through the eyes of others. 🙂
So hard to believe we are already at the halfway marker. I am thoroughly enjoying this round. I have finally reached the point, where I am not stressing myself over the outcome. I really tried to get ahead, because I knew I was going to be busy designing as well. But catching up from behind, that’s not so bad. 😉
Thanks so much for following along. Your interest is a blessing! 🙏
The 30-Day Creative Gathering is in it’s second week. We have welcomed about a dozen new members. Hooray!
I have been working mostly in collage. The first three are collage, with acrylics, & watercolor. I started by prepping several pieces, building layers of pattern. I cut out vase shapes and placed them, then added paint and sometimes, more collage.
For day three, I also added “digital collage”. The original has collage, gauze, and painted pattern in the sky. I added the trees, the circle and the quote, in the computer. Below is the view that inspired this piece.
Day four I shared part of a pattern I am working on. I missed the challenge deadline, lost a day to an appointment in Phoenix. I will complete the pattern, though it may have to wait until next month. This is the bottom layer, there will be a floral layered on top. Time away also made me behind in painting for the gathering.
Back to collage on day 5. I was not sure about the “empty” space to the right of the vase. The pattern, and a stippled layer on top, did not work as I had hoped. I posed the question to the group. Eileen Vivell made some suggestions that got me thinking.
The changes were made digitally, the original remains untouched. I added a bit of definition to the pattern at the bottom left. I copied a leaf and placed it next to the vase. I didn’t like how the leaf pattern had been cut off. Eileen thought the lettering looked squashed. So I added more, filling the width of the piece. I do like this version better. What do you think?