Monday, May 5, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Paint



I was so excited to see "Paint" as the theme for this week's Mixed Media Monday because I am currently obsessed with using acrylic paints to create backgrounds. These two pages were created for a round robin alphabetical journal spread. My letters were "G" and "H" and the theme of this particular book is "Art and Creativity". I wanted to portray "G" for "Grow" because I believe that growth is so important in art and creativity. There is just so much to learn and it is essential to push beyond what we perceive as our limits. "H" is for "History and Heritage" because it colours so much of what we create. We use vintage cabinet cards and collage images from antique photos. We design pieces around events in world history or from our own heritage.

35 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what for stunning cards. Absolutely unbelievabel. Great.

Gaby Bee. said...

Your pages are really amazing. Love the composition and the colors on both journal pages. Gorgeous art work!
Gaby

Femmy said...

they are beautiful heather, love how you did your backgrounds!!!!

Hermine said...

Both are gorgeous.

deb said...

These are great, so much detail, and the backgrounds are gorgeous.

Charlie said...

Both of these are awesome pieces of art. I love the themes. Thanks for sharing.

katrin said...

great acrylic BG's!!! and great collages.

hilmof said...

Wow Heather you have had fun - stunning works of art

Mandy C said...

fabulous collage work Heather :-)

Willy said...

Really fabulous pages!

ArtyEm said...

these images are just perfect - so composed and enough messiness to be fabulous - thanks for sharing them.

alcoholinky said...

ooh - these are just gorgeous,great backgrounds and loads to look at

Janny said...

Stunning1

Rosie said...

Heather both of these pieces are exquisite... especially 'Grow'! You're so right in what you say... wise owl!

Audrey said...

Beautiful heather!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...wonderful work on these cards...the backgrounds are so amazing...

Carole said...

Love your work!

vintage wil said...

lovely work !!!

Gillian said...

Heather - I ooooo'd and ahhhhh'd when i saw the first image appear, I so love both these RR pages, lucky recipient whoever got these, stunning composition my friend:)x

Jannie M said...

These are very, very pretty--you are so talented! Sincerely, Jann

Sija said...

Gorgeous!!! Love them both

Jenifleur-de-lis said...

Between the two, I can't pick a favorite! They are both stunning! Nice work Heather! :)

Krissysart said...

Oh, I simply adore your new works. They have such a beautiful vintage yet contemporary feel. Love them, love them!
Cheers,
Krissy

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful pieces, Heather - very inspirational. Diane

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

These two pieces are just fabulous! The colors, the images, the entire compositions! Wonderful Monday art!
hugs, chris

Kaz said...

both pages are stunning. love the themes you chose and the reasons for them, excellent ideas.

Sue said...

They're stunning pieces of art.
Must get my acrylics out :) xx

Jean said...

Both are beautiful but that top one is extraordinary!! Love everything about it!

Kristin Hubick said...

I love these cards! You're doing great with the paint!!!!``

~*~Patty said...

Two wonderful canvases Heather!!! Those lucky somebodies receiving your lovely works of art = lucky them!

~*~Patty said...

also wanted to mention I clicked on your first link on MMM and it got to you in a jiffy :)

Sarah said...

Just wow Heather love the pieces you have created here!!!!

The Paris Salon said...

These pages are wonderful Heather. The composition and assemblage are fantastic!
Gaye

Dawn said...

Brilliant bg's, your lessons with Paulette have paid off...after reading about her classes on your blog I have signed up, start 18th May (can't wait)

Tootie said...

Whoooooo! Great backgrounds!
Smiles-
Toots