Thursday, July 5, 2012

Busy, busy!

I've worked on several art pieces this week, focused on increasing my inventory for the Allied Arts Holiday Festival. I was accepted to have my art for sale this year! Happy dancing, but busy, busy!

First completed piece is this 4x6 encaustic collage that is now in my Etsy shop. 


I also started this 12 x 12 canvas, beginning by adhering a variety of papers with matte medium.

Then muting the papers with cream paint, scrubbed off.

Once dry, I used my brayer to apply neutral colored paint... I got a bit more covered than I originally intended, but I still like where it's going. 

I hope to have this completed to share next week. Happy Friday, everyone! 


I'm sharing today with Eva and Kristin at Paint Party Friday, where it's delightful to see what the other PPF artists have created during the week! If you have a minute or two, check them out!


















27 comments:

Gloria said...

It's looking great Helen and congratulations on being accepted at the art show. I'm sure you will do great. Yay for you! Love that quote too. Happy Paint Friday to you.

Ayala Art said...

The collage is looking great! Congrats on the show :o)

Papemelroti Shop Blog said...

I really enjoy making backgrounds! Yours is very promising! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I like your style! xo Jenny

Tammie Lee said...

they each look wonderful!

Pointy Pix said...

congrats on the art show and good luck with it. I really love the different papers you've used for the background and also really like where you're going with this-looking forward to see how it develops!

Netty said...

congratulations on your news and loving your wip. Happy PPF, Annette x

Giggles said...

I love and agree with that quote!! Wonderful artwork! Thanks for sharing your process!

Hugs Giggles

JKW said...

I haven't tried this, thank you for explaining. Congrats on being accepted selling. I am doing the Happy Dance with you. , . I know how this feels, Really Really Good. Your artwork is certainly deserving. Blessings, Janet PPF

Carolyn Dube said...

What a rich and textured background! Looking forward to seeing where you take it next!

Kokopelli said...

Love that flower collage! So beautiful. Happy PPF!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Congrats on being accepted to sell your work. Good luck building your inventory. Happy PPF

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your encaustic painting, SO beautiful! And your WIP is going to be amazing, can't wait to see it finished!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

minnemie said...

Yeah for the opportunity to sell you work at the show! Good luck with the getting-read process. I love the layering and your process to create back grounds. I really can learn a lot here! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog:-)

Anns Art said...

Really like the step by step collage.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations Helen. I hope you sell out completely. Loving all your new pieces!! Happy PPF! :-) xo

Cheryl said...

I like where this canvas is going. It feels different from the others. I enjoyed our visit last night.

irene said...

you are going to have busy busy hands to get ready. congratulations on the acceptance into the fair. have fun!

Ginny said...

Congratulations on being accepted to the art show. I know you must be so excited. I love the encaustic piece. It is so soft and calm with such a powerful quote.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful news and congratulations ~ You have been busy ~ very creative work ~~ thanks ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Both pieces are great!
Of course, I love the inclusion of the map!
Congratulations on being accepted into the art show!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Carola Bartz said...

Congratulations on being accepted for the festival. Your 12x12 canvas basis looks good - I wonder what it will look like next week. It's off to a great start - I like your style.

Karen Smithey said...

Terrific looking background! I always love what that initial coat of titan buff does for the background--

Linda said...

Great new pieces. Congrats and good luck with the show.

soulbrush said...

BIG congrats again Helen. Well deserved. Love what you do, and it always looks so calm -are you a calm person?

Carol said...

Congrats on the art show and I really love the quote! The background is looking great too. Can't wait to see the finished piece :0)

Daniele Valois said...

oh lovely. I just did an encaustic this week as well. Very fun!

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