Friday, January 29, 2016

TIGER LILY on Canvas, Catherine Scanlon – Creative Jump Start

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaack once again today!!!!!!!!!!!  

Hope you aren't tired of looking at my creations - the rest are not quite so crazy as the first two I posted.  

I so so so so soooooooooo appreciate your stopping by and your comments. I eagerly read each comment you leave - they inspire me so much in different ways. My reply button still does not work though - boo hoo.  

But ... I see your comments and ❤❤ you for writing them.  

While I watched Catherine Scanlon's tutorial for Creative Jump Start at N*Studio with Nathalie Kalbach.... 
I was so inspired and impressed with such talent. 

I watched it three times... really!!! And then I tried it.  
I was happy with the results. 

And two days later... I received a commission to paint three different Easter Lily paintings... so how incredible was that?
Catherine Scanlon and Creative Jump Start taught me what I didn't even know I needed to learn.  What a blessing! 

Catherine did her painting with Gouache Paints. 

I have never used them and did not have them. 
However, I was sitting in my chair on evening and there... on my cedar turntable... a bottle of DecoArt Glazing Medium seemed to all of the sudden be the only bottle in the room.  It was calling me... and the word it was calling was GOUACHE!!!   Would it work? Could I make my own take on gouache so I could do the project? 

I had never used the Glazing Medium before either so it seemed like the perfect time to open my new bottle and try it out! 

In the photo below... I thought you might like to see how the "skin" dried on my craft mat after the project.  The green and orange are from the Tiger Lily painting and are my version of gouache. I put the brush underneath so you could see the consistency.  
The bottom blue skin is regular paint. 

I believe the paint had the look and feel of gouache to some extent and I really enjoyed painting with it following Catherine's tutorial.

Here are some pictures of the process. 

When I started, I had no idea which way the canvas would end up... I just kept turning it and then I added the stems towards the end.  Once I figured out where I wanted the stems... there was one petal that was sticking out way to far.  This is a picture of the correction!!!

And some more pics of the finished piece.
It is a 12 x 12 canvas.

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Thanks bunches for the opportunity to play in these challenges: 

Challenge 9 - Ring Out the Old, Bring In the New

I had never used my DecoArt Traditions Glazing Medium.



Samra said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!! This is one breathtaking work of art!!! A Masterpiece!!!
Thank you so very kindly for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

sarascloset said...

Incredible, Joi! This is my new favorite! i love the colors of the lilies against the blue background--great color combination! I love the depth you have created on those flower petals! And I bet you can brush by this with staining your clothes like real lilies. I learned that the hard way at my wedding. This is gorgeous! I almost forgot to thank you for joining our ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. And thank you for listing your new DecoArt glaze. Wink, wink! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Joi, I love reading your posts! It makes me laugh, giggle, go oh, and so much more. Looks like this design was meant to be! Your new and creative take on gouache is marvelous and your New glazing medium was used superbly. What a colorful and intriguing flower. Your skills always amaze me. Such fun! Fantabulous and awesome sauce piece!

Thanks for joining us in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge and taking us on an adventure every time at Anuthing But Cute! Hugz ~Niki DT

Redanne said...

First up, I am in total awe of your drawing skills, the lilies are so beautifully drawn and your painting of them with the new medium is just incredible, I feel that I could reach out and touch them! Thank you too, for showing us what can be done with the Glazing Medium, I had no idea - definitely one to try in the future. A stunning, stunning canvas, one that anyone would be proud to own!!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne DT xx

Gloria j Zucaro said...

This is wonderful. I like the stems wrapped around, very clever! I didn't realize you could use glazing medium either! Perfect result.

Pamellia said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! What an incredible piece of art!! I never stop being impressed by your natural talent for drawing and painting! I just love flowers and this bouquet looks so good, I can almost smell the fragrance from here!! I love that you showed us the oops petal and the fix, how cool is that! The glazing medium seems to have wonders, I've been on the fence about picking this product up, but I may just go ahead and grab some now!! You are always such an inspiration!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge, I just love seeing your work! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

SewPaperPaint said...

One of my favorites yet! This is truly beautiful!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, completely AMAZING!!!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Oh wow- this is amazing- loving this!!! You rocked this and congratulations on the commissions, so proud of you!