Thinking ‘big’ with Paint!

Lisa Gifford continues to challenge us to Step Outside Your Box with ‘Think BIG’ and Mixed Media Monday’s theme this week is ‘Paint’, so I’ve painted two 10″x8″ canvasses this afternoon… one is “Blocks” in greens and blues and the second is a collage on canvas, using Trish’s Collage Image for this month’s challenge #3 on ArtBuzz.


And the Schoolgirl Collage on canvas:

I’ve used oil paints because I have loads of tubes of them! I haven’t painted with oils for years, but I do like using them – it’s just that they are extremely messy (even for me!) and they take a while to dry out. I was given some sets recently by friends who don’t paint at all and it’s a shame not to play with them, isn’t it? After all, look at the ‘moodosity’ in the Blocks – LOL!!

I think my biggest issue is that I don’t really know what I’m doing – never taken a class in my life! I would love to in all honesty, but all that’s available locally is watercolour classes, which really doesn’t appeal to me. So, I suppose I’ll just have to carry on ‘playing’ all by myself! 😉

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  1. Looks great!

  2. Sandy

     /  May 5, 2008

    Wow wow wow awesome creations again. So stunning work. Love it.

  3. giffers

     /  May 5, 2008

    these are wonderful! I hear ya on the watercolors, I too don’t have a pull towards them in the least, but there are dozens of watercolor classes here in town that I could take. I have never played with oil paints mostly because I feel I wouldn’t have the patience to wait for them to dry. As it is now, most the time when I’m working on something w/ my acrylics, I work on 2 things or more at the same time so that I have something to do while I’m waiting for them to dry. Thanks for playing this week, I hope I can continue to challenge you.

  4. both are beautiful, the blocks have such fresh colours and the other has great image and background!

  5. A great piece of work, I have the same feelings abouth the painting lessons. But I think we don’t do it so wrong with playing ;o)

  6. Oh Rosie…both so different and unique and each beautiful. Love the swirls in the second one. You are one talented woman! There is something very freeing about paint, isn’t there?

  7. I like both of those very much, but am really drawn to the first piece because those are some of my favorite colors.

  8. wow… this is so beautiful !!!!!

  9. Both are stunning, I love the blocks of colours on the first one.

  10. Wonderful art work!

  11. mixedmediamonday

     /  May 6, 2008

    Lovely canvases! Diane

  12. I love your “Blocks”!
    It’s the arrangement you made with your dark and light colours that I enjoy.
    When I try I never get at these effects 😉

    Was it difficult for you to work this big?

  13. I love the textures and lines of your brush marks! Brilliant painterly backgrounds going on!! Gorgeous colours too! Im covered in paint at the moment too working on a huge canvas – my idea of art heaven 🙂

  14. Gorgeous!!

  15. Whatever you do dear Rosie = do not stop ‘playing’! Both canvases are wonderful!!! I am especially partial to the second, such super details. Oil paint = I’m impressed!!!!

  16. I used oils when I first started paintung and for me there was too much “play time” I always ended up doing too much and it looked like a big gray spot!!! LOL maybe I should try them again now that I’m older and wiser, beautiful results!!!


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