Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Inspiration Canvas Challenge


From this photo found on pinterest,

  I created this canvas.  It was part of a challenge from PAO to create a canvas from an inspiration photo from pinterest featuring nature.  You could use the actual image as your inspiration, the color scheme or anything that inspired you from the photo.  I liked both the theme of flowers and especially the color scheme.  My intent was not to duplicate the photo but to use it as a start for a canvas that would be created in my style.

I used gesso, golden acrylics, pan pastels, molding paste, acrylic inks, glimmer mist spray inks, stazon ink and a uniball pen for some detail. I really wanted some great texture on this canvas.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


                                                                 I hear it calling my name.

Side note:  Go to "Shell Seeker" post on Sept. 20, 2011 and see the journal page that was inspired by this location.  I love to go to the jetty and hunt for shells.  Depending on the weather, it can be rough like in this picture or it can be smooth as glass.