Monday, December 4, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Rock Technique




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

There are so many talented artists on YouTube.  I just found another one.  Girda Lipski is a wonderful artist from Germany and she has lots of greats videos.  I found her accidentally and she reminded me of several techniques that I tried years ago, but haven't used in a while.

In this video, I'm using thin, crumpled, paper to make rocky mountain shapes.

Here we go........................


Supplies

11" X 15" Canson Watercolor paper
Blue painters tape
Matte Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint - Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Brilliant Purple, Permanent Blue Light, Paynes Grey, and Titanium White
Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium







Next Monday I will be out of town, but I am going to try to put up a few short videos on Facebook from New York City.

Check out my Etsy Shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 27, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Larger Very Colorful Abstract



Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Today I'm working on a 24" X 24" canvas and using every color under the sun.  I just let loose with this one and was actually pretty happy with the results.

Here we go......................................................



Supplies

24" X 24" Canvas
Miscellaneous scrap paper
Acrylic paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Bombay India Inks
Matte Mod Podge
Black Charcoal Pencil
Fineline Bottle









Thank you so much for watching.  Check out my Etsy Store and give the gift of art this holiday.  I have lots of little stocking stuffers and will be adding more every day.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 20, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Leap of Faith (Trying Acrylic Pouring Again)




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I love watching other artists created beautiful poured pieces.  However, I've just never had good luck with mine.  I don't know if it's the paint.....the ratio of mediums to paint.....or what!

Never one to give up easily, I'm giving it another try.  In the past, I've used the "dirty pour" method.....dropping each paint color mix in one large cup, the turning it over on the canvas.  This time, I'm just slinging the paint around and swiping it here and there.

As you will see, I did actually manage to get some cells this time.  My colors leave a lot to be desired, but I just might have the mixture down.

Here we go..................




Supplies

24" X 24"canvas
Two 8" X 8" canvases
Miscellaneous craft paints
Floetrol
Silicone
Miscellaneous items to move paint around











Check out my Etsy Shop.  I've just listed a lot of new pieces that would make perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, and co-workers.  There are many small, stocking stuffer, pieces!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your friends and family.......and......try not to talk about politics. LOL.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 6, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Courage and Believe Wooden Panels






Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I'm still working on inventory for my next show on November 11th and 12th.  I know that my last few Monday videos have been sort of similar, but I'm under the gun with this festival and I just can't make anything that's not going to be sold there.

I've also almost finished my October "Inspiration with the Greats".  I started my Georgia O'keefe painting early last  month, but just haven't had the time to put the finishing touches on it.  I promise that I'll get that up soon.

Okay...enough about my time constraint issues.....here we go



Supplies

8" round, wooden panels
Acrylic paint
gesso
scrap paper
acrylic ink
Matte Mod Podge
Charcoal pencil
Alphabet stamps
Archival Black Inkpad







Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 30, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Talk and Listen



Happy Creative Heart Monday!


I listen to a TED Talk the other day in the car about communicating.  It made me start thinking about how difficult it has become to communicate these days.  We tend to stay within our cliques of like-minded people because we don't want to argue with those of different opinions.  But, how will we learn.  We think that people are just crazy to believe the things they do...but don't we all want, basically, the same things out of life?  Maybe we would benefit from really listening to why and how they developed their opinions and beliefs and, hopefully, they would listen to ours.  We need to really hear other people....not just get angry and think of how we are going to respond while they are speaking.  It's tough and I'm, certainly, not one to be preaching on this subject.  However, I plan to make an effort to be more open, not because I will change my beliefs, but to understand how they came to theirs.

Here we go...........................



Supplies

8" X 8" canvas
scrap paper
Matte Mod Podge
Acylic Paint
Black Charcoal pencil
Acrylic paint in a Fineline bottle
Stencils
Black Pigma Micron Pen








Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 23, 2017

Creative Heart Monday




Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, I'm doing another mixed media piece on a wooden canvas.  I, actually, sold this piece over the weekend at the Thornebrook Arts Festival.  The lady that purchased it was a school principle and said that she feels like this on many days.

Here we go.............................











Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi