Saturday, April 09, 2011

fussing with reds



here's what i've been working on, splattering and smudging acrylic inks and paints with glass beads medium on a 10" square tan canvas board. i fussed around with it until i liked the balance of messy and pretty. it was also an exercise for me, novice that i am, with painting flowers at different angles. i rather like the hint of a doorway that turned up in the background, i like the thought of this little bouquet warming up a whole room. i think i'm finally happy with it, it feels like me.

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and so striking with the Reds!

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  2. The texture is wonderful and all the reds are beautiful. Well Done! ;)

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  3. Very pretty! I'm a huge fan of reds and I know painting them can be somewhat hard sometimes but you have gotten the tones perfectly in this piece. I love the idea of using the glass beads too. I have tons of those! May have to try that some time.

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  4. Beautiful colors and texture- I'd be really happy with this too ;)

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  5. I've never seen glass beads medium, but if that is what is making the texure in this, I like it!

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  6. Very pretty, great job with the different tones of red and I will have to try that medium, it looks great.

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  7. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the different shades of red! And that texture is awesome! You do beautiful work!!

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  8. Love the texture and the reds are just awesome. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. So warm and vibrant with hints of cool greens....great texture and flow! Beautiful :)

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  10. thanks everyone for such encouraging words!

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  11. Beautiful shades of red and love the beads. Annette

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  12. The color red is very difficult to handle and more acrylic, you should be happy with this result and the texture achieved is very good. Greetings

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  13. Gorgeous piece of art, and so striking with the flowers. Thanks for following my blog, nice to meet you! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

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  14. Very beautiful artwork!

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  15. Interesting use of beads for texture and the varying reds are wonderful.

    Annabelle ~^..^~

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  16. Very nice, Lisa =) Great color and composition. Thanks for sharing, Kathryn

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  17. So interesting to use the glass beads - turned out great! Also visited your other blog and really like the scrapbook with the fruit.
    ~Kerry

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  18. So interesting to use the glass beads - turned out great! Also visited your other blog and really like the scrapbook with the fruit.
    ~Kerry

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  19. beautiful work, love red. Interesting about the doorway.

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  20. I absolutely love red, my favorite color, and I also love this, great job! :-)

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  21. I love working with mixed media. A canvas for me is not complete unless there is something other than paint on it! And I love the warmth of those reds.

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  22. I love your complementary palette! This painting has such wonderful texture (I enlarged it to see it's yummy goodness)... You make me want to give glass bead medium a try!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. Super beautiful work..the color-rush is amazing!
    Victoria~

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  24. wow this is excellent I hope you have got it framed up on the wall

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  25. I'm a total red freak. I love the green you have incorporated. Love Rosie

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  26. Beautiful! So glad that you like it, too. Like how you talk about balance between pretty and messy. Looks like the glass bead medium worked really well for you. I've never tried it.

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  27. it's so rich, warming and cheerful--somehow peaceful, too. I like it!
    Rose

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  28. Very very pretty! And thanks for the link to the medium. Not something that I am familiar with.

    Lovely colours and combination of abstraction and realism!

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  29. A beautful painting, full of warm colours. Love it! Valerie

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  30. It is just gorgeous! I love the colours and textures you've achieved here. Wish I had some of the glass beads medium to play with but a certain person named Sam took off with mine. LOL

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  31. The red is lush and gorgeous. I love how this picture glows.

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