Sunday, March 23, 2008

"The Stars of Midnight" Canvas


This is indeed a milestone for me....my first canvas. I have been taking an online course with Paulette Insall for the past five weeks called "Organic Dimensions" and have been learning so much about layering acrylic paints in various ways to create backgrounds. This little piece is a culmination of all of those lessons and I call it "The Stars of Midnight".

16 comments:

Jodi said...

Wow-wow-wow! I just love the combination of textures and elements you used with your collage. Beautiful!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is gorgeous!!! There is no stopping you now!
chris p

Gillian said...

Awesome Heather, love the layering effect on the background .... cool collage:)

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

OOOHHHHH, Can you hear me way up in Canada? This is incredible Heather. You are so talented, I didn't know they had such a thing...I need to get out more! Online courses...huh? Well, this is a beauty! Be proud of yourself...Gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog, to funny about your bird chewing papers...I had an Umbrella Cockatoo for years, she now lives on a small farm with my wonderful sister in law in Ms. (I still see her lots) Oh would she chew! Like wood trim, doors, walls. Hence why she is now living away, lol. But my Lab decided to come see me earlier (telling on himself), I knew something was in his mouth...when I dug it out, I was horrified to see a bookmark I had just made...getting ready to list on Etsy! I guess they were not getting enough of my attention. So he is on my list today!!!
Thanks for sharing your canvas with us...
~XX~
Kathy

Kaz said...

this is just absolutely stunning Heather, I can't believe it's your first. it's gorgeous. wow...

~*~Patty said...

Oh this is such a lovely piece of art Heather!!! You must be SO pleased with it! The words are a very special touch too! I just LOVE everything about it = superb!!!

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I think you get an "A" for Paulette's class!! I can't wait to see more canvas work!

Lucy said...

You've done a fabulous job on your first canvas piece!! Paulette is a great teacher, I am hoping to take her portrait class coming up soon. Keep up the great work and congratulations to you for stepping out of your comfort zone!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh Heather, this is beautiful! I love the layers, and the background, I think I need to take that class!!! I think I will look it up! Hugs***Renea

Tootie said...

It's lovely, it has such a soft "other worldness" look to it. Quite a nice blending of elements and I love the background!

Kirsi said...

This is gorgeous. Just so soft and beautiful.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wow wonderful art work !

Chriss Rollins said...

love this canvas infact love all that you have on your blog.
thanx for sharing.
please pop over to my place and see what blog candy is up for grabs you are invited to bring a friend too.
chriss x

Karine Ardault said...

This is a very beautiful piece, heather.
What i learned about the layers in this class chnged the way I see acrylic paints and paint in general.
See you in the faces class!
Thank you for sharing!

Mary-Beth said...

Heather, this is incredible!!! You are a natural who succeeds in everything you do!

Just amazing!!!!!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Heather this is incredible. Your canvas is brilliant. Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!!
Debby