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Thursday, 27 May 2010

time to paint...

hi all, as usual life has been busy but we have had quite a bit of sunshine out here in the countryside, over the weekend we had temps up to 32 °C and that my dears is really hot for May!! however yesterday it rained all day and the temps dropped to 10°C and that was a huge difference and i even had to throw some logs onto the fireplace again but no complaints because today the sun is back out to play and the garden was actually pretty grateful for the rain..
but enough about the weather lol!!
i've had time to paint, mostly outside in the sun which proved a little difficult with my acrylic paint drying really quick even when pulled into the shade! but i have now bought a retarder and i'm hoping that will help the open time while i paint. anyway, here is my lastest finished painting
the text on her dress is from a my South african friend Marc Volker, he is a bit of a poet most of the time, just never get into football issues with him lol! omg he can rave on about it, i think he drives his wife Nicolette nuts with it.
i really like this text of his so i asked permission to use it and seeing he loves my art he said yes straight away and is pretty proud i used it so we are both happy :)
my insperation for the wings i found in the street artists in Barcelona
i used lots of golden mica flakes, i just love them!
i beeswaxed the whole painting, even her face, i stamped into the beeswax in the bottom right corner and added perfect pearls to it, i mainly used Golden fluid acrylics, Steward Gill Alchemy paint (colour fusion) for the eyes because i simply love the shimmer they give and i used some Steward Gill Colourise paints on the face and Golden fiber paste for her hair...
so there you have some of my mixed media secrets :)
at the moment i am working on a commisioned painting for a beautiful redhead friend, i will show once finished
have a great day and i hope the sun is shining where you are
love & peace
tanya xx


  1. Beeaauutiful painting :-) Love the gold flakes, and the stamping into wax.
    Been hot here in the Uk too but that must mean rain is on the way LOL!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! Your paintings are wonderful! Such a variety of product you use to achieve your results. I've not worked with many of them before. Missed out on my Claudine class, too, but couldn't be helped. Maybe next time!! Cheers!

  3. Prachtig!!
    Heel mooi gedaan!

  4. Hallo

    Ik kom op je log via google.
    Ben de laatste weken veel aan het rond kijken doordat ik de term Art Journal tegen kwam en later ook op Suzi Blu.
    Was als eerste terecht gekomen op je "oude" web-log waar het logje stond over dat je net was begonnen met een cursus van Suzi Blu.
    Je eeerst poppetjes waren al erg mooi!!
    En als ik hier op je nieuwe log zie wat je nu maakt!! Super hoor!!
    Heb je nog veel cursussen gevolgd van Suzi Blu?
    Was het leuk om te doen?
    Ben zelf al wel wat aan het proberen in mijn eerst (proef) Art Journal.
    De tijd heb ik er niet altijd even veel voor.... Maar het is erg leuk om te doen....
    Lijkt me heerlijk om ook dit soort dingen te kunnen maken!!
    Ik ga nog even verder kijken op je log en je link maar even bewaren.

    Groetjes van Ivonne


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