Saturday, February 28, 2009

Shades of Gray, Blue, and Green

I have to confess that I forgot how short this month was! On Wednesday, I realized I only had until Saturday to have my items ready for TDIPT's March update! So, I've been on a painting binge for the last three days.

Later tonight, and for sure tomorrow on the 1st, the artists of TDIPT will update their pages for March 1st. I've focused on completing two paintings for the update (my poor family has had to fend for themselves these last few days).

The first painting I finished for the update is a silhouette in many shades of gray. I loved painting Queen Charlotte in her fancy gown....doesn't it look like a fancy cake? The fun of painting Charlotte was trying to see how many different shades of gray I could blend in order to give depth to the painting.
She was a challenge, but fun!

You can read more about the "real" Queen Charlotte by clicking her name above. And to see my painted interpretation of her, just click on her photo, or follow the link below the photo.


In my last post I mentioned that I had ordered some new products for "mixed media" art. They arrived, and I used one of the products for the background of this painting.
The product by Golden is called Fiber Paste and when mixed with paint (or not) and applied to the surface of your painting, it leaves a papery textured feel and look to the canvas. I used it as "wall texture" for this painting of Isabella. Then, I used some of my hand cut stencils and stenciled the "wall"! You can see more of her on my TDIPT page by clicking her photo.

*When you visit TDIPT's website HERE, please be sure to sign-up for a birthday celebration and be entered to win a gift!

Whew, now this week should be a little less hectic, and no more marathon painting sessions!


Heather said...

oh wow! these paintings are beautiful! Lovely job :)

Anonymous said...

Oh they are both so very lovely! I will have to check out the Fiber Paste! I am excited. I love your work.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I've done a marathon or two myself. Your work just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. :)

Ruth Welter said...

You have outdone yourself this time Suzanne...your new works are simply gorgeous. I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite.


Jacquelynne said...

I find that I work better under pressure- it makes me much more productive!