Monday, August 17, 2015

IMAGINE - Mixed Media Canvas 20x24

-------------------------
---------------------------------
-------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

One word.... IMAGINE..... 

What an incredibly wonderful word...
something we, as artists, do every day - don't we!!!???

With this flower painting...
it was easy for me to IMAGINE ...

~ being in a beautiful garden...

~ having this "bouquet" in my home....

~ wearing a flower with these vivid colors in my hair....

~ on a tropical retreat, just after an afternoon rain, when the flowers are most brilliant and a great array of fabulously colorful butterflies surround this flower in full splendor. 

Or perhaps best of all...

~ being a lady bug crawling in the deep folds of each of these velvety colors... inhaling the sweet fragrance - enjoying the cool protection of the layers of the flower swaying in the breeze... :)

Just IMAGINE!!!  


Here is the mixed media assortment I used in this painting. 
Neocolor II 
Big Brush Pit Pens
Silks Acrylics
Dylusions Paints


This is the way the painting looked after drawing in the rough sketch before refining!




And here are some close-ups of it completed! 




















I appreciate you all stopping by so much... 
as well as for your comments - they keep me inspired.  
Hugs. j. 

===========================

So happy for the opportunity to enter this painting in the following challenge: 

Mixed Media Place

Creative Gym - Exercise 10, One Important Word




-----------------------------------------------
------------------------------
--------------------
--------------
------------

10 comments:

yyam said...

Love the bold colours here! :)

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful!! And your colors are so happy!! Love your canvas Joi!
xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, it's like a garden full of rainbow flowers. Love the colours, too. Have a nice day, hugs from Rhineland, Valerie

Riikka Kovasin said...

A symphony of colors! Love this! Thank you for joining in the fun at Mixed Media Place this month!

Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely FABULOUS.....love the colours and the movement. CLever, you are. Just clever!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a flambouyant & glorious masterpiece! LOVE this!!

Win Dinn said...

How did I miss this? It's so gorgeous Joi - reminds me of O'Keeffe's work. You've got that wonderful sense of being enfolded by the flower just perfectly! xo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the intensity of the colours is so eye catching. This piece really draws you in. Great detail and layers of colour. Thank you for your supportive comments on my blog I really appreciate them. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

Big painting little word, but the little word invokes huge thought! LOVE the contrast here! LOVE the bold color! You really rock, and are so talented!