Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paint Party Friday - working on it

I so look forward to Paint Party Friday each week, and visiting as many fellow artists as I can to see what they've been up to the past week. Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting! 


First a couple of announcements:
I've started a Facebook Page for Natures Walk Studio, and I'd love you to check it out. 
 I've also just started selling a selection of my photography at Fine Art America. I'll be adding more to both galleries as the weekend progresses. 



Now on to the Party! This week I worked on the 5x5 abstract landscape, trying several layouts for the final texture. 
After painting a bit more, I spent some time sorting buttons to find some that would work best... 

This photo shows the tree, some threads, dyed lacy ribbon attached, and some buttons laid on to decide if they will work. I'm still not sure about the buttons.  It's such a small canvas it was hard to find small buttons in the right colors. 
At this point I'm going to add more threads... and perhaps these buttons. And it may need something else in the bottom right corner... hmmm. )

 More to come... 


Check out what the other Paint Party Friday artists are working on here

44 comments:

laurie said...

Its beautiful, I will go check out your facebook page for sure.

Gloria said...

Very nice Helen. Love the colors. Happy PPF to you. Great job!

RobanStudio said...

Awesome artwork Helen. I love all the fabulous texture! Happy PPF! :-)

Becca said...

Love the colors and texture on this piece!

Hybrid J said...

Always enjoy the texture of mixed media work. Well Done!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lovely oolour palette. So much texture and interest. Great canvas.

Linda R said...

So much great texture and I love the colors.. Happy PPF!

Kokopelli said...

Awesome! What a great idea to add the ribbon, lace, thread and buttons. Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Smashing layered landscape. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

kat said...

Hello Helen, I like your additions...go for it! It's such fun to play around, add things, change things and just play!

Nordljus said...

Wonderful textures! Happy PPF!

Victoria said...

Wow..gorgeous colorful work and visually energizing..the wonderful textures are very striking in this piece..love it!!
Congrats on your print shop..yay!
Victoria

carlarey said...

Good luck with your sales.
The new painting is coming along really well. What if you tried some beads instead of buttons? Or maybe some small pebbles to keep the natural theme?

Beadwright said...

You know I love this style of art. We should do a show together. LOL
Nicole/Beadwright

Pointy Pix said...

such a lovely vibrant piece and the texture is amazing. I actually like the addition of the buttons.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great creation and wonderful design and texture ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

I really look forward to Paint Party Fridays, too! :)
Great textures. I especially like the addition of the string to the surface.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Debbie said...

I really like the collage elements you're using in this painting. I'm on FB too! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debbies-Art/178603822188169

Heather said...

oh this is so very creative...i love the button effect...happy ppf!

Sophia said...

This is beautiful. Your mountain is stunning and I like the autumnal colors. Well done. :)

bohemiannie! art said...

this is fabulous! i love your mix of media!

Michele Oliver said...

What a fun piece. I love all the different textures and media you used to create them. Great!

La Abela said...

This work looks good, the color and the texture is perfect.Saludos

Robin Panzer Art said...

Helen I just love how this piece is shaping up the colors and textures are fantastic! Happy PPF! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Anne said...

Very creative and fun! Love the textures and colors!

Christine said...

great texture, your mixed media is coming along nicely!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the texture!
rinda

KAT said...

as many have already said to you this is very wonderful in texture and color. I love colorful art and this is great. you have a wonderful sense of whimsy and warmth

-KAT-

Tammie Lee said...

this is a beautifully vibrant piece.

BlackPumpkin said...

What a cool texture. It's so unique.

Sadee Schilling said...

My favorite parts are the thread and the lace at the bottom. So inspiring!
--Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I do like the work with all the sewing bits added... it really brings it alive... so textural and interesting...xx

faye said...

Such wonderful and vibrant colors in your mixed media piece. I thought it looked complete without the fabric and buttons. However, either way it is a lovely piece. This way it has some wonderful textural qualities.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE the way you used string in there as part of the landscape- great choice! I think more string in addition to more buttons would be fun....very COOL piece indeed- LOVE your style!

peggy gatto said...

I love the mixed media in this piece and your colors are awesome!

Petrea said...

What a wonderful mixed collage painting! Happy PPF!

Petrea said...

Wonderful pianting & collage. Happy PPF!

Ginny said...

Helen, I really loved the textures in this painting. The lace was a wonderful addition to the piece. Lovely work.

Carol said...

Great colors and I love the collage elements!

Belinda Carson said...

Cool! Great textures! When I first looked at your piece I thought the texture in the sky was a flock of birds flying by!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Sabina said...

Hey congrats on the selling with Fine Art America and the new FB page.

*jean* said...

i love the bits of thread and the green lace on the bottom...beautiful additions to your beautiful background work! hope you have a great PPF week!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a wonderful way to add texture! I especially love the green bit along the bottom. :) Happy PPF!

pauline said...

Love this - especially the bottom part... awesome colors and textures! xoxo

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