Friday, October 07, 2011

Paint Party Friday #30

This is what I have been working on this week:
The candy box: I had chosen it to be recycled back in June and got only to the "Sand it, paint it white, repeat" stage then. Last week I worked on the decoupaged flowers and this past week it got its yellow and red patina. Acrylics swatches. Two greens and three brown plus pumpkin. Learning about colour building.
Dresses. Lights and shadows. No, I ahven´t got much clue what I´m doing. *slightly worried grin*
Image by Suzie Blu on plywood, which I discovered doesn´t take acrylics like paper. Yea, I know ...duh! but honestly it took me several tries painting and getting paint off with a cloth to realize why I couldn´t get a similar effect to my swatches. *Paula slaps forehead but not too hard*



19 comments:

misteejay said...

The candy box is fabulous Paula.

Don't slap head too much LOL after all it is a learning process.

Have a great weekend.

Toni xx

Joni Nickrent said...

Love the candy box...SWEET! Learning can be painful sometimes...LOL, but looks like you've figured out the trick!

Christine said...

love the bright colours of your candy box!

Gloria said...

I love your colorful box Paula. You always paint your boxes with lots of great color. Very nice.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous Paula..I love that box..it is magical and inspiring! Love your imagery..so beautiful and dreamy! Love the colors
victoria

hastingshall2 said...

Beautiful candy box, Paula. I love the colors.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome candy box ~ Be gentle with yourself ~ You are a precious commodity! ~

carlarey said...

Isn't it funny when you have one of those lightbulb" moments about why something isn't working?

At least we artsy types usually get to make our mistakes in private, and cover them up if we want to.

Serena said...

Looks like fun, Paula. Nice work and I love the candy box!

Have a great weekend,
Serena xo

RobanStudio said...

The candy box is wonderful Paula. Have you tried putting gesso on the plywood first, before painting it with acrylics? Happy PPF. :-)

Mandy said...

Experimenting is fun!...I can't offer much help I'm afraid as I am quite a novice...bit I gesso stuff first..love the look of your girl and her little folded arms....xxx

Shionge said...

Very beautiful indeed, brighten up my day just by looking at your work :D

Lynn Stevens said...

Your candy box looks fabulous! Love all the bright colors!

Don't slap yourself to hard! Try coating with gesso first, it will take on paint wonderfully.
Great work!!!

Hugs Lynn
P.s.Thank you Paula for your sweet comments! You are Loved!

Melisa said...

Experimentation is good and we all have to do it to make progress so keep up the good work!

Lesley said...

I love the candy box - really pretty.

Kristin Dudish said...

I think the green and pumpkin color combination you are working with is wonderful - I look forward to seeing more of your girl :)

xo
Kristin

Geckostone said...

Fun painting, and the candy box is scrumptious!!!Deb

creatingme said...

I love that color green you're working with.

EVA said...

The box turned out beautifully and love the green experiments too.

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