Pink Bloom

I was in the studio again over the weekend (after fighting migraines for 2 out of the last 3 weekends) and it felt great to get my creative juices flowing again. That being said, I struggled with this mixed media painting. Once I got started it just wasn't going the way I wanted it to go and I almost threw it away three different times. But I hate giving up sometimes, so I persevered and finally ended up with something that I liked. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. LOL. And hey, it was 7 hours of almost uninterrupted studio time, so I can't complain about that at all!

Pink Bloom Flower Mixed Media

Lots of acrylics used in this, plus some stencils and ink, some Neocolor II crayons, and a paint pen or two. I love the colors and the texture that I created with tissue paper, a favorite technique. The more I look at it, the more I like it. Maybe this is a keeper after all. :)

Roses In Her Hair

This is the second of two Mixed Media paintings I finished up from works in progress over the weekend. I think I started this in November or December, but got sidetracked with some genealogy research and never quite got back to it. I'm glad to see it finally finished. 

Roses in Her Hair Mixed Media

I was actually inspired by the roses that were in some scrapbook paper that I had in my studio. They were my starting point and I decided that they'd look lovely in a girl's hair. So I created the girl and added the flowers when she was finished. This photo is actually a bit cropped from the original, because it's a little too big for my scanner. 

I'm really pleased with how she turned out. For some reason I'm frequently inclined to paint girls with pink hair...not sure why. :)

Unicorn Girl

I have been hit and miss in the studio of late, but I finally made it in last week and was able to complete two unfinished Mixed Media paintings. This first one is my Unicorn Girl painting.

Unicorn Girl Fantasy Creatures

The original is not quite as dark as it appears in this photo. I'm never quite happy with my scanned photos, even with my new scanner. But this will have to do. I've never attempted a unicorn or a horse before, so this is far from perfect. But I don't think it's too bad for a first try. I couldn't decide what to put in the background. I actually didn't intend for it to have a background when I started, but then I wondered if it maybe looked to empty there. So I added the butterfly to sort of balance out the composition. I thought that if I added any sort of scene in the far background that it would take away from the girl and the unicorn, so I was happy with just the added butterfly.