Friday, July 22, 2011

Find Hope - New Painting! Happy PPF!

"find hope in nature"
mixed media on 6x8 inch canvas board

Is it Friday already?! For this weeks Paint Party Friday I wanted to share this nature inspired piece I did the other day. It happened quite randomly. The only plan I had going in was the stamps I wanted to use. I love the texture that collage provides especially after layers of paint.

I used colors I don't typically lean toward . . . titan buff, raw sienna, and light green but I like the harmony they create with this piece. The dogwood stamp is new and I love it! It is the second painting I have used it in and I am sure not the last! lol I also like using my caran d'ache crayons for shading around the papers and the edges of the canvas board. The words always come to me during the painting process. . . "find hope in nature".

I hope you are able to spend some time with nature this weekend!

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xo

26 comments:

  1. Yep! It's Friday alright!! :-) Good job Cathy!

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  2. beautiful,, happy paint party friday

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  3. Happy PPF Looks wonderful...I think it look made of old stone which is so cool... great effect and I love your message...touches the heart
    KAT

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  4. Beautiful piece! Love the subtle colors! happy Creating!

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  5. Such a beautiful new painting... I love the combination of colors, textures and stamps - they all work together in such perfect harmony!

    xo
    Kristin

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  6. Nature sounds good - if only it would stop raining!! Can we have some of that hot weather you've been hogging over your side of the pond?

    Lovely colour combinations by the way. Soft.

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  7. I really like the colors. Creates a peaceful mood. Yay, for Friday! :)

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  8. Lovely artstyle and elegant ~ enjoy the weekend ^_^


    New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

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  9. I really like your random collage and colors of nature with the stamps you chose. Very serene. Wonderful weekend to you...

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  10. Beautiful sentiment and a beautiful piece - I really love the colours you've chosen.

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  11. Nice! I do love those colours together! So peaceful.

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  12. Simply and funny,nice job,well done!!
    Have a nice weekend my friend!!

    Ciao!

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  13. Very nice Cathy. Love your collage. Very soft looking. Happy PPF! Have a great weekend.

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  14. Very pretty and calming painting. Lovely!

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  15. You have chosen such lovely colours Cathy and it's a lovely piece of art. It's great when you try new colours and it works! Happy PPF x

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  16. Very cool! I have a hard time using neutral colors!

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  17. Beautiful work- I love how subtle your colors are and the addition of the words is the perfect finishing touch!
    Happy PPF (a day late ;))
    Stephanie
    P.S. I have a small addiction to Caran d'Ache crayons- they are WONDERFUL to work with!

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  18. I love nature. We have recently taken up hiking at local State Parks and your work is perfect this week for me! HAPPY PPF!

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  19. Oh, beautiful!!! Thats my favorite place for inspiration is out in nature!!!Love it!!! Deb

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  20. Such a pretty piece. I love the colors you decided to use. You are so right...they definitely blend together harmoniously! :)

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  21. So pretty, love the soft pick and green

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  22. My local nature is a soggy mess at the moment, LOL, so I'll just enjoy your peaceful image instead.

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  23. I love the palette, and the lightness of this piece.

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  24. the message of hope is always an important one!

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  25. very beautiful piece, your blog is really great!

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