Monday, July 09, 2012

Summer of Color 2012: Week 5: Wild n' Reckless Sherbert



"A green apple, blue raspberry, and fruit punch flavored sherbet party. 
Fruit has never had so much fun."
- Baskin Robbins
I originally wanted to go with some sort of artwork around Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night painting...but when I started on this canvas...and this is a LARGE canvas...22 x 28 inches....everything turned to an underwater scene pretty quickly....or maybe a bit of both. I wanted to do the entire piece with tissue paper....and everything you see here it tissue paper except part of the hair and face of the mermaid/sea creature...and the swirls I added paint over top of the tissue paper which was just torn and cut and glued onto the canvas. This also reminds me of Avatar...the colors and the way they almost GLOW when you look at this in person. I may still add a bit more detail to the face...though if you are looking at something underwater it should be a bit blurrier ...so maybe I will stop. Anyway...here is my mixed media artwork for week 5 of Summer of Color. Only 1 more week to go I think....and if you want to see more creations please click on the link on my right sidebar!

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15 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful - what incredibly detailed work - it must have taken you ages! I love the vibrant colour and the textural feel of the piece. Lovely!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Melinfa this is breathtaking. Soooo beautiful. The colors, the scene really marvelous. I adore it. And the use of tissuepaper, fantastic. My compliments.
Lovely greet
marja
(marjascretivity)

Elisabeth R said...

Wow! This is wonderful! The way you did the colors are just so perfect! :)

Kristin said...

xo!

Mandy said...

The colours in this are delicious and i really love this piece so much...starry night happens to be one of my favourite paintings ..thanks for sharing this gorgeous work...xxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oooh COOL- an underwater starry night- I LOVE the way you went with this; it turned out GREAT!

Netty said...

wow this is a fabulous art piece. Annette x

Joanna said...

Funny how things don't always turn out as you planned!! This beauty demanded to be created, and it's stunning! Lovely artwork!

Ritu Dua said...

Beautiful! You are right there is a hint of AVATAR in your work of art :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Stunning Van Goh's inspired art!. Love the illuminating underwater scene with so many glowing plants!. Hugs.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

this is so wonderfully full of movement and is a perfect underwater scene... love the Van Gogh influences... you made the whole thing come alive...xx

Terri Neggers said...

Beautiful! The colors are stunning - I love the dreaminess of it...

helena said...

fabulous movement and peacefulness in your piece

denthe said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! Can't believe how strong the colors from that tissuepaper are! Great work!

Caz said...

Oh wow those colours are amazing!!