Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flower painting

I started the background on this painting over a month ago.  I didn't care too much for the coloring so I set it aside.  Yesterday, I painted over the background several times and finally got a color I liked.  As I did in the previous post, I traced a black and white picture of a flower from a Dover clip art book, and adhered it to the substrate (wood).   After painting the flower and adding embellishments of paint, stickers, and tape, I sat it aside to dry for a few hours.  I then covered it with the leveling gel and got the result I wanted with no puckering of the paper.  This photo was taken before the gel, because it is hard to photograph with the gel because of the glare.  I'm happy with the result.

9 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Your painting turned out just fabulous Pat! Love the colors.

jgr said...

Pat, this is really beautiful! I love the color and especially the texture!

wanda miller said...

and you should be!!!! i love your style and colors, pat. simply BEAUTIFUL!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Pat! This painting is gorgeous!!!

lori vliegen said...

ooooh, i hope you have a great spot on your wall to hang this.....it's gorgeous!! and that's a fabulous idea to use inspiration from the dover books....thanks for sharing your process with us!! :))

Terri Stegmiller said...

Love the colors in this.

Julia said...

Hi Pat, Thanks for your comment on my painting.
I love how you explained how you did the flower, I might give that a try, although your painting technique is far above what I could do...gorgeous paintings, love them all!...xx..julia

Janet said...

What a gorgeous painting!! I love the background, and the flower just seems to burst off the page!

Thanks for your comment on my brown paper art. No, it's not copic markers. I used Prismacolor markers and colored pencils.

Julie said...

This is really pretty, Pat! It's got great painting and really nice composition!

PS- thank you for stopping by my blog today. xo