Monday, June 20, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Two Videos This Time!!

Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!

This week, things are a little different.  Last week was, extremely, busy for me and I never got around to making a "real" Creative Heart Monday project.

So....I'm trying to make up for it by including 2 videos.  The first one is a video of a project that I made for the Gel Press Blog a couple of months ago.  The post was a "step-by-step" with photos.  I filmed the project, but did not include the video in the here it is.......

Check out the "step-by-step" post on the Gel Press Blog for supplies.

Now for Number Two

I've been taking an online class by Donna Downey - Abstract Florals.  I just love her abstract flower paintings, and would love to be able to create lovely abstract pieces.  Over the past couple of years, I have taken several of her shorter, online, classes, and have always been very pleased.  I, finally, couldn't stand it anymore and signed up for the Abstract Florals course.  I have not been disappointed.  She includes so many videos.  She does each painting "start-to-finish" and she is very easy to listen to.  I have taken many, many online classes by other artists....most I like....there have been one or two that I ended up disappointed (but it's all personal preference)....I'm sure that others were able to get more out of them than me.'s my first attempt at a painting from the course.  It's wack.  I think that when I have the video camera on, I tend to rush thru things (which is kind of ridiculous because I can always hi-speed in editing).  I'm going to be working on my flowers and backgrounds this week.  As I go, I'll put some pix on my blog and Facebook, so that we can see if I'm getting any better.

List of Supplies

8" X 10" canvas
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Basics - Deep Purple Hue, Magenta Light Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics - Green Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Red Iron Oxide, Hansa Yellow, Teal
Miscellaneous Brushes

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.




  1. Thanks for the two vids. Love them both. In the first video, what flowers or die cut did you use? or did you draw them on your gel press page free hand? Thanks. Sue

    1. Thank you. I found the flower shapes in a book of shapes. Then I traced a couple to make templates to cut them out of my gel prints, then I freehanded the petals onto the flower shape. About halfway thru the video, you can see the book page with the flower designs I was using on the left-hand side of the screen. The book (which I can't find right now) was on the $2 table at Books-A-Million and it has lots of flower shapes, leaves, palm trees, etc.