Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Harvest Abundance Mixed Media 28x36 Painting

HOWDY from Joi at the ranch! 
It's FALL in Texas.

Although the days are still quite warm; 
our nights are cool and lovely.

Happy days here as the hay is harvested, baby calves still need ropin' and the sunflowers continue in full bloom.

And thus we say: Not Lucky... Blessed!


This is a 28" x 36" acrylic painting on wood.

I began by drawing my idea onto the board. 
Yuk - look at that flaw in the middle of my board... 
okey dokey - waste not, want not - make it work!!! 


I began painting with DecoArt Media Yellow Shimmer Mister as well as some Orange Mister.


Over the Misters was added: 
DecoArt Media 
Diarylide Yellow, Cadmium Orange Hue, Pyrrole Orange


The fence was a process of layering several colors. 
The first: Quinacridone Burnt Orange.


And streaks of Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.


Just filled the rope in with some Titan Buff and now all the wood was covered with paint - yeah!



Did you figure out that the DecoArt Americana Weathered Wood was going to make an appearance??? Oh yeah!!! Gotta rough up this fence line for real!!!!  Abundantly applying the clear solution to the fence... it was left to dry overnight. 


Immediately upon adding the DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream the fencing had a rough and rugged look.



In the end, the fence and posts had a dab of color here and a dab of color there including Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Gold, and Titan Buff.  



Background complete!


Time to plow the fields!!! 
I began with my noodle brush and Diarylide Yellow. 
What fun!


Already time for harvesting and I found some SUPER FINE stencils to help bale the hay!!  

DecoArt Americana Dangles Stencil for the far field. 


And how incredibly fun to use Andy Skinner's DecoArt Whirlpool Stencil for the bigger bales of hay.


After the hay harvest.... the fields needed a new look.

With Ranger Archival Ink and the Stampers Anonymous Stripes Stencil, the hay meadow was showing it's after-glow!


And the field in front was re-plowed with the Faber-Castele 101 Stencil Set and Ranger Vermilion Archival Ink. 


And the most fun of all was pulling out the DecoArt Media Gesso with The Crafters Workshop Mini Joyful Sunflower to stencil and then to paint! I did one layer of sunflowers and then went back to stencil the background flowers!



The background flowers began with Green Gold. 


And before it was all done.. dear me... these flowers are nearly rainbows!!!  I played and played and played! 

DecoArt Media: 
Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellow Green Light,
Titan Buff, Primary Yellow, Green Gold, 
Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Burnt Orange





Products used. 



And, of course, few close-ups too!




The DecoArt Media Gesso leaves such a yummy texture! 



 And the finished piece is of course hanging here... 
at the ranch!!! 

Thanks bunches and bunches to take time to stop by and enjoy the Fall Season with me.  Hugs to you all. j. 



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Excited to share my art with the following challenges: 


Fall is in the air - the harvest has begun.
I found elements of nature basking under the sun! j.

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I went with the fall colors, a fall scene and
the harvest of hay instead of pumpkins! j.

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Stamplorations/Artploration
Mixed Media Challenge
HAPPY HARVEST to you ALL!!! Xj.

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Anything But Cute
Challenge 18: An Autumn Day
It's an Autumn Day Painting for you! j.

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