Thursday, June 21, 2012

Paint Party Friday June 22nd, 2012

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 I've been sick,sick for the last 5 days with a lousy Summer virus that has had me in bed, I had 2 good hours on Tuesday. Did I catch up on the dishes, the laundry or my woefully behind 365 blog....umm....nope, I needed to create, it didn't even feel like a choice.


 I used the first thing I found in my studio which was a small 8" x 5" salvaged board that was fortunately already sanded smooth,must have been a finish scrap.


I covered it  black gesso. Then I made a simple paper cutout of 3 mice on a wire. I didn't have the patience to cut a real Mylar stencil of them so I used lots of two sided tape to attach them to my board. I  mixed white, green and blue acrylics until I ended up with a light turquoisey color that pleased me and painted over the cutout.  After it dried removed the cutout to reveal my little nursery rhyme silhouette. A little sanding and pounding with a spike for a distressed look and some bright blue watery paint drips and viola "3 Blind Mice"



ORIGINAL PAINTING
TITLE:: Three Blind Mice 
SIZE:: 8" X 5" 
MEDIUM:: Acrylic
SUPPORT:: On solid wood salvaged board
SERIES:: 1st in Salvaged Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes Series 


and an update on my current torn paper pop art pet portrait commission, although it's seen no time from me this week with my muzzy head but thought you might like an WIP (Work in Progress) peek.  Next Friday I should have finished photos for this project.










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36 comments:

Lynn said...

This is so darn cute! Someone will love it in a childs room! HPPF!

craftattack said...

Love those mice! valerie

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your painting makes me smile!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really cool - what a great way to use your few hours. Hope you're feeling better. Happy PPF!
Rinda

Pointy Pix said...

this turned out beautifully - I love the three mice on a wire and the distressed effect is perfect!

GInny said...

I hope you are feeling better. I bet painting was better than any medicine you could ever take.
The mice are adorable. Thank you for sharing the process.

Anne said...

Striking piece and the WIP looks awesome! Hope you get well soon!

WrightStuff said...

Feel better soon :)

Simple but striking three blind mice... and now I can't get the song out of my head!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Glad you are feeling better ~ Mice are delightful ~ your pet portrait is absolutely wonderful! ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

laurie said...

oh my gosh , these mice are perfect, I love this so much, the effect you chose is just beautiful.I hope you feel better soon,

Carolyn Dube said...

That mean virus making your week such a challenge! I hope it goes away soon and you feel better! Love the mice- so very very perfect for the 3 blind mice!!

La Abela said...

Great work of the three mice, are you an artist with resources, the dog in his style seems to be well right?. Saludos

Helen Campbell said...

Love your three blind mice. I'm eager to see more in the series. I hope you're feeling better, Robin! Take good care of yourself!

NatashaMay said...

Lol! These mice are so fun! :) And the lab is looking fantastic!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Your mice are absolutely delightful. I can't wait to see more in the series. That lab is turning out beautifully. Happy PPF

Leovi said...

An interesting composition. I like.

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful to see what you did with the mice and how you did it as well, turned out awesome. love your doggy portrait as well. Be well!

Nora CG said...

I hope you feel a lot better by now. Love your three blind mice and that WIP is fabulous!! I can't wait to see the end result!!

Christine said...

your mice are so cute! as is your dog portrait.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

That dog is sooooo good already. wow. Love the three mice too. HPPF

kat said...

I really like the simplicity of the "three blind mice" painting, an original piece!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I hope you feel better soon! It can be miserable when the urge to create is there, but the body is not up to it...

I think your three mice are very sweet and I love the dog in progress!

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Beautiful job! I'm not always a fan of the distressed look, but here it fits perfectly!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful mice and wip!!
Hope you're feeling 100% soon! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pat said...

I saw you comment on Ann's Art 's blog and came over to see you. I too am enamoured of rescue dogs, love your portraits, so I'm now following you xx

Giggles said...

Does it even get any cuter than this? No it is so adorable there are no words!! I am so inspired! I have had black gesso forever and not used it!! Thank you...

Love the dogs too!! Happy ppf...have a great weekend!! Thanks for sharing...hope you feel better soon...I had a summer virus too!!

Hugs Giggles

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

wow! just great work...the mice the dog - oh the dog!!!!!!!!!
cheers, dana

Sabina said...

Yay--love mice and your silhouette piece of those lil guys came out great and the pooch portrait is just--wow.

Also I am sorry to hear you were sick--those summer colds can really knock you out, and I'd know.

Daniele Valois said...

goodness, your art is amazing. Really really!

Now thanks for sharing your fun diet coke truths with me. Yes, I have tried many times to leave it behind, and for me it was mostly I couldn't handle my kids with the extreme detox headache. Then, I did notice I was drinking lots of calories, and I am just way into staying lean. urg! I limit myself but I still drink waaaaayyyy to much! Boo! ...and how great you homeschool. I would have kept homeschooling, but my daughter made the decision to go back!

Ayala Art said...

I think being sick in summer is worse than winter... Hope you are all better now. I love the mousies, and your dog WIP is going great!

Karen Smithey said...

I love the idea of starting with a black background! The Three Blind Mice are sweet!

Rosa said...

Muy interesante tu técnica. Una pintura muy bonita. Me gusta mucho.

Un abrazo

Belinda Carson said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing!!

Jackie said...

I just love your mice and the dog is fabulous!
Hope you feel better soon.

Gloria said...

Really cute idea, the mice! And as usual, super great dog portraits!

JKW said...

Ouch, feel better real soon. Love the 3 blind mice and the effect you used. Blessings, Janet PPF