Friday, November 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday . . . Be Free


I found a window of time last night when hubby and puppy were both asleep. So I crept back to my art space and started collaging some paper on an 8x8 flat canvas board. I was so happy to be back to smearing my mod podge around to glue all the paper. I could hardly wait for it to dry before I added the paint. I actually spilled a ton of my golden fluid raw umber (ugh!) because I poured it out and then ooops too much! Oh well! Anyway, I decided to just use raw umber, white and blue. I really like the light blue with the brown.

I smeared the paint around for a bit and it didn't feel complete to me without stamps. I so love adding stamps to my work. My favorites are butterflies, numbers, and words. Oh, and my dogwood tree stamp is cool too!

I wish I had taken images to share the progress of this piece but I guess I was too in a zone to stop for that. So the finished piece will just have to do. I am slowly finding my way back to my art and although I still feel disconnected to it I am happy with this piece.

I am sharing this today over at Paint Party Friday. Come on over and check out all the great work! Thanks once again to Kristin and Eva for hosting!
xo

27 comments:

  1. beautiful. it's nice that you found some creative time for yourself!

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  2. You sure have a very nice art piece here. it is so wonderful that you can just let it flow from your fingertips. the stamps are a nice touch.. I really like that look..it is a good way to let your inspirations and feeling let loose and become something to share with others in need of seeing its beauty and its message for them.

    - KAT -

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  3. I know what you mean. I never remember to take picture in progress. :) I'm way into painting to remember. :) Great painting!

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  4. Love the brown and blue palette!
    Sounds like you were wonderfully absorbed in the process. I love when that happens! :)

    Such rhythm, movement, variety and texture...yet all unified by the limited palette!

    Lovely layers!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. Love the look ~ very creative! ~~ Thanks, namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  6. You can feel proud, it's a great work .....Saludos

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  7. I've just been painting with blue and umber too!

    I always love this style of yours- kind of grungy but with a panache - if that makes any sense!

    Give you puppy a pat on the head from me... You can give your husband a pat too of course if he feels left out!

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  8. Loving your grungy collage. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, x

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  9. This is just awesome... I love this... can't believe you feel disconnected form it because I am really liking the texture and the palette and the whole grungy coolness of it... love it ... happy ppf xx

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  10. Ah this is so lovely and I hope you will share the process at some point? I am intrigued. I have not had the time yet to write to you but there is an award on my blog for you...somewhere between the green girls, if you can't find it please let me know
    ManonX

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  11. This is really nice, Cathy!! Very unique...!

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  12. I love the umber and silvery combination in this piece. The textures from the papers are scrumptious too! What a great piece! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  13. It looks so cool! Very nice depth and texture

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  14. The colours do look great together! The white and blue makes a lovely silver sheen.

    Great piece!

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  15. I love this. I love the colors - so pretty.

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  16. beautiful colors... so light and airy. it captures the freedom theme!

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  17. LOVE all these layers you created here- so PRETTY!
    Happy Paint Party Friday (a day late;))
    Stephanie

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  18. I love what you do with a such a minimal palette, it really gives you pieces such a sense of gravity.

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  19. Love the look of this, so striking.

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  20. we have to sneak time to create when we can, It turned out lovely!

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  21. Beautiful Cathy! How is that new little pup doing? Dale thinks I should get a new little puppy too to keep Mieko company but I told him I just don't have the time right now to do the training thing. I've also gotten so used to an older dog and my old routine :) Lazy huh? haha Have a great Sunday!

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  22. Cathy your pieces are lovely, this one has a metallic effet, excellent, yes the blue and brown contrast really well, beautiful piece!

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