Monday, 12 January 2015

DAY 12 - A Play Day

Although I have been enjoying learning the Oriental Brush style of painting, it is a serious endeavour and I decided last night that I needed to play a bit.

A Valentine

I started with some bursts of colour with Alcohol Inks on a varnished 6 x 6 canvas. Then I looked through my stash of 'stuff' to find some things to add. I had no plan; I just picked things that I thought went with the background. First the transfer of some music from Dolly Parton's "I will always love you" and then every thing else just fell into place. The ribbon and the lace are only partly attached adding a flirty, swaying feel to the art. The red tones, the gold, the lace and the song made me think this would be a perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

If you need more art to brighten your day check out Leslie's blog to see many of the paintings from the artists participating in this 30 paintings in 30 days challenge - Also, please go to Sea Dean's blog and vote for your favourite -

Tomorrow I will probably go back to the more subtle painting style of the Orient but I have enjoyed this colourful play time.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Win - I love it when things come together!

  2. Val this is so cool! I love the inks and everything is just so... perfect. Makes me think of long skirts, high collars and button up boots. Very lady-like and proper :) Proper fun!

    1. Sheila your remark is right on the money! The 'lace' i used was from an old very finely crocheted neck and shoulder accessory used to dress up a simple top. It is probably from the 20's or 30's. I almost hated to cut it up but I have never used it the way it was intended so why not.