Friday, February 24, 2012

Love And Texture

Sometimes I just never know where art will take me. I had this 8x8 canvas collaged and ready a few days ago unsure of what to do with it. Then I realized I wanted to try a heart. I hadn't used my molding paste in a long time so I thought the texture would be cool. And I even mixed my own blue for the background. I used a combination of phalto blue (green shade) and some titanium white. I am getting pretty lazy when it comes to mixing. So I have been using a lot more of the folk art craft paints. They are just fun!

This is how the canvas started out . . .

I promised myself I would be patient and wait for the molding paste to dry. In the past I have screwed it up by painting over it when it wasn't fully dry. I added some stamping and then more texture to the background with white paint and bubble wrap. I am really loving that technique lately as you can see from my past few paintings! :)

I had a letter stencil that I purchased months ago and was excited to use it on this piece. I thought the black would be too bold for the lettering but I figured that my other colors were pretty bold (at least for me) so I just went with it. I used my black faber castell gelato for shading on the heart and the edges. It is so fun to use as it smudges really well dry.

In the end I am really happy with the finished piece!

I am sharing this piece today over at Paint Party Friday. If you haven't joined us yet be sure to check it out!

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xo

32 comments:

  1. Love it!
    The black balances the red and really makes the whole thing POP! The soft textured background is the perfect balance/foil for the bold foreground statement.
    Excellent~~♥

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  2. Love the texture and design! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing the process.

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  3. This is gorgeous, ooohh I love the texture and the color palette is very fresh. Happy weekend to you.

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  4. I love it too. I am a great one for not waiting until stuff is properly dry! I just want to get on and play!

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  5. I love the texture and then the bold red makes the whole thing "pop".

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  6. Wonderful creation with great colors and texture ~ love the swirling energy ~namaste,carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

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  7. Lovely! The blue shade is so pretty. I love the black shading on the heart as well, really shows off all that texture! Have a great weekend!

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  8. I can see why you're happy with the finished piece. It looks great.
    Happy PPF! xoxo

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  9. Great color choices! I think it looks fabulous!!! Happy PPF!

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  10. Beautiful!! Love the tones on the heart and the wonderful blue contrast.

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  11. Cathy, I love what you did here. The heart is amazing. Need to get out my modelling paste!

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  12. Loving your canvas. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  13. The texture and the color very well. Saludos

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  14. Beautiful, Cathy, and so bold! I love it!! And I love reading you are as impatient as I am. Often I have to do these things (like apply molding paste) in the evening so I am sure I give it time to dry while I sleep... ;-) Love, Silke

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  15. just LOVE HOW this started out (truly)! and LOVE LOVE how it ended!

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  16. Awww, love it! It turned out wonderfully!

    Happy PPF!

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  17. Love and texture indeed. I just love the contrast here and the black finishes is off perfectly!

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  18. Oh Cathy ~ The Finished Composition Turned Out Beautifully! Love & Texture Was The Perfect Title. And Friend, I Know Just What You Mean About Impatience. Whew Wee...I'm The World's Worst. :)) I Was So Happy To See You Had Visited My Place Earlier ~ I've Missed You! It's Windy, Rainy And Warm Here In Middle Georgia And Expected To Be The Same All Weekend ~ So Guess Where I'm Gonna Be? In The Studio Playin' With Some More Clay. Hope You Have A Glorious Weekend Yourself Sweet Lady. Hugs, Terri

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  19. Your texture is great in this piece. Very nice!

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  20. Hi Cathy!!!! this is such a great piece and the texture of the heart is perfection!!!! wonderful work!!!!

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  21. It's WONDERFUL!!!!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

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  22. I love the texture, it makes it so much more special. Great painting!

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  23. Isn't it hard to be patient with our artwork at times? I used to struggle with that and although I do have some moments here still and there, I'm much better and slowing down and pacing myself. :)

    And by the way, your HEART texture is amazing! Very nicely done.
    Happy PPF!

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  24. Nice textured work.Like the placement of the heart and your background color blue you created. Turned out quite lovely.

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  25. Perfect and fun with a pop art vibe! <3

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  26. The intense colors really do make this leap out at you, but the back still has your lovely muted textures and shadings. It must have been fun to do. Love the bubble wrap texture, I have to remember to try that one.

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  27. Beautiful. The compostion is wonderful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  28. I am working on a heart series...I LOVE this!! Really want to try molding paste...budget is too tight now tho...soon I hope!

    xoxoo

    Leslie

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