Thursday, February 26, 2009

On the Easel...

Last weekend I put a canvas on the easel and started painting again! It really felt good to be creating! Especially something that was larger than what I have been working on lately. This painting was strictly for fun and to hang in the spare bedroom in my house. Really it's my daughter's bedroom, but she moved away to college and took the furniture from the room, so it has been empty until last weekend. We got a new bed and moved some furniture back into the room, but the walls were empty! And of course, I have to have art on the walls! So I had to paint something to go with the new bedspread. This is what I came up with and the steps that I went through to get it there.

Steps 1 & 2:
1. I painted the canvas black.
2. I sketched the flowers on the canvas and painted red loosely around the flowers.

Step 3:
3. I mixed this golden yellow with modeling paste and applied it onto the background with a palette knife.

Steps 4 & 5:

4. I painted the flowers with red and green, both mixed with modeling paste.
5. I started to add layers on the background and flowers to add dimension and detail.

Finished painting in the guest bedroom....So what do you think? Do you ever create something for the fun of it? Or create something to match the decor?


  1. Love the new painting. I am fixing to email you a picture of the paintings you did for emerson's room!

  2. Thanks Lea! And I love the pictures!

  3. This is great Beth! Thanks for guiding us through the step by step photos. I really enjoyed watching it progress. And yes, I create art for fun just about every day. Have I ever created art that would match the decor? Well lets just say I haven't set out to clash with it!

  4. Very nice and most interesting. Your work is very nice.

  5. Thank you Dors! I appreciate you stopping by!


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