Well, it is Monday morning. I had a good weekend of painting and stitching.
I found out that the County where I live is having an art show at the Airport. I have decided that I want to submit something for consideration. So I started on a piece this weekend. It is called “At The Beach”. The pieces for this show are all suppose to be about the beach so I have done the sky with a sun and then the water with white caps. I used a stencil brush to put in the sky and then used white acrylic for the clouds and used a rubber ended tool that I believe is used to draw in wet paint. In this case I put the paint on the rubber and rolled it around to make the clouds. I used a larger rubber tipped tool to make the sun and added a little gel medium to have some ridges on the sun.
I next did the water. I used three colors of acrylic paint and gel medium. Again I used the rubber tool to make the water. Between each color I put a layer of varnish. So the colors are actually not touching. They are laying on top of each other. I even added some whitecaps.
Now I am on to the beach. I put down the first layer of paint, but then it was Sunday night and I haven’t progressed from there because the real world of work is coming between me and my beach. Ha, Ha. I plan to add some beach umbrellas and maybe a beach ball. I think that will make for a really nice serene picture. All of the colors so far are sky blue, pale yellow, teal, aqua, and cerulean blue chromium. The sand so far is a beige color that really looks like sand to me. After I get the umbrellas on the sand, I am going to add some glitter glaze lightly to the sand. The sand always seems to sparkle like glitter when the sun hits it, at least around here. So a very light layer of the glaze, possibly just in a few places.
So that will be my first submission of work. I know that it might not be accepted and that is fine. At least I will have tried.
And on to Trixi…I got her blush done this weekend. It is very light peach colored beads done in a spiral. The beads kind of blend into the skin, but they are enough that they still show up. I added two beads with flowers on them to her dress as well. Cute touch if I say so myself. I then started on her hair last night. I am going to use DMC embroidery floss in 4 different colors for her hair. Since I have never done this before, she is quite the experiment. If it looks like the 4 different color flosses look too bizarre, I will go back to just two colors. I think that all the colors will go well together though. They are all so close in color: 433, 434, 435, and 436 in DMC.
So that is the end of my weekend. Now I must get on to my normal work day.