Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Buttons and Bows




The beauty of online art courses is that you can work away at them at your own speed....in my case that speed is slow, very slow. It's not that I don't have the will to forge my way through them but I often lack the energy and the time. However, I take great comfort in knowing that they are there when I need them full of interesting new techniques and knowledge. This canvase are created in the "Mossy Style" a.k.a. a style that Joanna Pierotta likes to use. I had a marvelous time layering paints and creating texture with my heat gun. This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week.

21 comments:

Patti G. said...

Heather,
Hi there girlfriend! This canvas with all of it's glorious texture and vintage feel is wwwwwwwonderful! Love it!
All your artwork is a joy!
Hugs,Patti

Astrid Maclean said...

Love that textured background! The colours too are so beautiful, - great piece!

Taluula said...

Heather, I love to know how artworks are created and it sounds intriguing and interesting to hear about layers of paint and heat guns and the outcome is wonderful.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I love all that texture and am so loving the colors. Those swirls in the corners are nice pieces, too neat!

Hermine said...

Gorgeous canvas

Terri said...

Gorgoeus! She is lovely. I love your color and the texture really came out well. I love "mossy" style too.
Hugs,
Terri

indybev said...

The textured background makes the image stand out on this piece, Heather. I always look forward to visiting your blog and seeing what wonderful vintage thing you've done!

Judy said...

Gorgeous canvas, Heather love the paint effect!

toni said...

Love this... all the textures going on and those little rusty pieces of wonderfulness... awesome :)

Jackie said...

A lovely canvas, Heather. Great colours and texture!

Betzie said...

Nicely done...my cup of tea!

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous Heather! The background is yummy!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Heather ~ this is very lovely! You had me at the lace and the textured background is so perfect ~ love it! Are you taking JP's online class? If so it is working out wonderfully! Many Blessings, kt

Lorraine said...

love the background and the lace

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vintage wil said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!

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Terri said...

Oh, I love her. She is wonderful! I did "mossy style" too, and it was so much fun, layering, painting and heating. Seeing your beautiful art makes me want to go and do another one myself.
Hugs,
Terri

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic creation.
HUgs Anja

LiveArt said...

Wow, this is fantastic Heather, Love the wonderful background and the treasure you've created!! I most certainly can relate to the 'time issue'. I've been blessed with two slow years doing, what I want when I want, but now ever since we opened the new grocery store, I've been swamped, with hardly any time to be creative and no energy... I'm hoping October will prove to be a more relaxed month and give me some time and energy to be creative, visit my friends and blogfriends, do some housework before the piles of dirty laundry takes over my laundry room :)

Take care sweet Heather, your artwork is always an inspiration!!

Hugs and smiles,
Linda

DeeJae (Deb) said...

Hi,

This is my first opportunity to comment after several visits to your blog. Your art is wonderful and brings me a lot of joy and inspiration. I want to try new things after viewing your art.

Your autumn paper bag book art work from September 2008 has inspired me to use Sunflower petals from my smaller plants in some of my "holding on to summer" ATCs and cards this past week at my altered heART works.

Your textured background and colors here on your Buttons & Bows are wonderful -- some thing else on my list to try!

Thank you so much for sharing! :-)