Thursday, January 28, 2010

A "happy" accident

I was able to play with paint today . . . unlike the other day, I wasn't planning on it, but was able to get a couple of hours time by myself.

I started with a 12" x 12" sheet of linen acrylic paper and just started using up the paint that was stored in my palette from last week's painting session.  I started light with the yellows and then added brown to the edge and spritzed alcohol here and there to "move" the paint.  Then I used green paint over a stencil and had to let it dry for a bit.  I scraped in some white lines with an old credit card and also scraped off the edges to get other areas of white. Finally, I took a charcoal pencil and traced some of the lines from the stencil.  Here's what I got:

After dinner, I decided that I would try to work some more on this.  At one point I put some leaf green paint and Jacquard Lumiere in pearl white on my palette paper and took the brayer to it and put that on the painting as well.  Then I decided that I wanted to stamp some leaf images with the pearl white paint, but it didn't show up very well on the painting.  Instead, out of frustration, I started stamping the pallette and it looked so cool that I took a picture of that instead.  Here's what my "happy" accident looks like:

I'm gonna let this dry and tomorrow will see about adhering it with gel medium to the painting as another layer and continue working on it.  Hopefully, I'll have something more and interesting to show you again tomorrow.

Until then . . . enjoy!


  1. They look great- it took me a while to realise you were talking about real paint and not digital "Paint" LOL

  2. Thanks, Jill! The great thing about these real paintings is that I can also use them and incorporate them into my digtial work as well! Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

  3. I love "happy accidents" ... they often lead to the most interesting work! nancy

  4. yay! happy accidents are the best and are what makes creating such fun, looking forward to seeing this develop xxx

  5. Very cool looking - sometimes I think I'd like to try fooling around with paint but don't really know where to go with it. One of these days in my spare time....LOL

  6. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I like to use the credit card one myself. Great work!
    Blessings, peace,and love!

  7. Were you able to transfer this to your painting?

  8. Hi Vickie!

    I still have this project on my work table. I decided to combine this and make tags for my mini art quilt with the dragonflies (see post of Feb. 9th), incorporating the home theme for the monthly CED challenge. I want to get it done this week, since the new month is right around the corner. I should have photos sometime Wed or Thurs.

    Thanks for following too!



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