Thursday, September 3, 2015

Making Magic on Magic Mountain Mixed Media on Canvas


The Story: Skyler often walks along the shoreline pondering her future.  For you see...the King of Magic Mountain made a contract with her Father years ago.  Skyler would soon become the wife of the Prince of Magic Mountain.  What did Prince Spectrum look like? Was he kind and gentle? Or was he a Warrior with little need of a wife.  Would they be friends? Would they fall in love. Or would she just be kept in a gilded cage.  Skyler had every hope that living in the realms of Magic Mountain would be the dream come true she imagines as she gazes toward her future.  

Hello sweet artistic friends! 
Today - I tried making magic!!!

Here is the Making Magic Mood Board that inspired this creation. 

I began by adding different textures to my 20" x 24" canvas. 

This was taken upside down - waiting for it to dry.
And the tape is to mark where Princess Skyler's head will go!

Modelling Paste and Fiber Paste 

Modelling Paste and Glass Bead Gel

DecoArt Media Crackle Paste

I began by painting the rays of light above the castle on Magic Mountain using Silks Acrylics and Neocolor II paints.

This picture is upside down... again.... oh well - you can tell!

After I finished painting... it was time for the Princess. 

I sketched her in with black Stabilo All

This picture is way too dark - but you can see that after painting I added Stampendous Shaved Ice to her hood as well as Ranger Stickles Crystal Ice to her dress. 

I also added glass beads for more texture.  Here are some close up pictures for you too! 

This was a fun challenge for me. I just love exploring textures and color together.  Wish you could see it in person!  It shimmers and shines and sparkles!  It's another world!!! 

Hugs to all... and a safe holiday weekend if you are in the USA!


So happy for the opportunity to enter this in the following: 
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Challenge #4



Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, your magic wand - err, brush - has really created magic - what a wonderful piece, full of fantastic elements and magical colours - just wonderful! I am sure you had fun creating this wonderful work. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wonderful story Joi..never I heard about :) Love your mixed media canvas..truly beautiful and magical texture and colors.

Lizzy Hill said...

How creative is this? LOOOOVE every bit of it and the way you've built up the texture is simply amazing:):)

Suman Pandit said...

Looks really magical and mystical Joi !! and thank you so much for such a heart warming comment on my ColourArte post, big hugs and love back to you !!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The most exquisite texture created and the colours, oh my word, the beauty within those colours.
A triumph.

Samra said...

Amazing work of art!!!
Thank you so very kindly for joining our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Your textures are so delicious and gorgeous! What a wonderfully hand drawn lady and such an intriguing story to go along with this design piece. This was a one stop shop! Wowzers! I wish I could see it in real life to see even more sparkle and shine! Gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

butterfly said...

There are such magical textures in this, Joi - I'm so glad you shared all those close-ups of the wonderful variations. The rays, the planets, the corner of the mountain she's standing on and even the trimming of her cape - it's such a delight for the eyes, and must be fabulous for the fingertips too. Amazing!
Alison xx

sarascloset said...

Another amazing, and this time, magical painting, Joi! You captured my heart with that amazing texture, and the planets and terrain are just a delight for the eyes! I would love to see this in person, because I know it would just glimmer and sparkle! You are one amazing and creative artist! Thank you for the close up shots; that just really told us everything we need to know about the work that went into this beautiful mixed media canvas! Thank you, too, for joining us for our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Jackie PN said...

Very cool!! I especially love those planets!! Great work Joi!!
(as you can see, I am playing catch-up-hope I did not overwhelm you today! heehee)

Kat W said...

I love this painting and the story behind it!! I often make stories to go with my paintings - it kinda just happens as part of creating the picture. The textures you've created are wonderful and add fantastically to the fantasy element. Really like this!

Kat :-)x