Saturday, January 12, 2008

Something different...


Trying something completely new here. First off, working big...VERY big. I used 4 panels of 14x16" canvas for this one. Then I went to town trying some different background techniques, making silhouettes from paper, 3 dimensional elements and paint!I like how they turned out and they hang above our couch. It's so much fun to just play, try new things and work outside your comfort zone.Chloe continues to be my little muse. Here's her palette.

I did hit one estate sale this morning. Now I have to fit it in with my new found joy, running! I found this cute handmade felt stocking.Hope you're having a great weekend!

25 comments:

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Awesome canvases!!! Love the way they turned out! xo-Mel

Sherry said...

One of the best things we can do in live is think outside the box, step outside the comfort zone and try whatever fights of fancy feel "right". I'm loving this 4 panel canvas you've done..it's bright and fresh and delightfully whimsical.

amy said...

Very nice! I love the spring feel to them too. It's odd how most of us think we can only do atc size or 8 x 10 but just make it a bit bigger and there you go! Great art for the home. :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the new artwork.
Alison

Renee :) said...

WOW!Love it!Your art is beautiful,as always!!!I love all of it,but right now I have a thing for owls & mushrooms...those are my faves!I can't even begin to describe how it makes me feel,it's so innocent & sweet....it makes me feel so good.Renee

Frivolitea said...

That is a lovely piece of art you created. What good advice about working outside your comfort zone!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Kari. I love them! The nest one is gorgeous! I need to step out my comfort zone more this year!

michelle said...

So beautiful! What a great idea!

Tami Bayer said...

What a wonderful whimsical piece. I love that you worked in such bold sizes. This is a truly wonderful way to look forward to spring.

holly said...

Very cool. Love the 70s type graphics with the unexpected colors. (Also love the pink paint on the plate - it looks like a bird flapping cream-colored wings.)

jenny holiday said...

Really really fantastic Kari!! Love them!!!

As always....such inspiration!!!

xoxo Jenny

Kristin said...

I think your new project turned out wonderful!

michelle said...

Love your canvases! Those are amazing. Just starting trying this painting thing and it is so fun!

ELLIE said...

GREAT EYECANDY...love it all!!!!
There is a surprise for you at my blog - check it out - it may make you smile!!!

http://jibaro6543.blogspot.com/2008/01/pink-5-petal-flower-and-award.html

Peace--Ellie

Mary said...

I love your work. I like looking at others art journals because I learn from them.

BonnieRose said...

I love your canvases! Gorgeous!

Ginger said...

Those canvases are wonderful! Such a cheery display for your wall! I bet you had fun doing them!

Erin Neiner said...

This turned out so great!! I think it would also be perfect for a nursery! I just saw large canvas' at Big Lots for $7 each and thought...wow, that could be fun!!

So, thanks to you I peeked over at Emily's art journal challenge and plunged right in!! I had so much fun doing my first page (and have checked her blog like a dozen times already waiting for the next word!) :)

I also love, love, love the pic of your daughters glittery hand!!! I love that you are passing the baton of creating on to your daughter!!!

Amy said...

Your canvases are just beautiful. Isn't it fun to try new ways of being creative? Thanks for reminding us all to think "outside the box." Amy

Meadow Street said...

Love your use of color and texture. A wonderful piece.

Heather at Audrey Eclectic said...

These pieces are sweet! Love anything with a bunny AND an owl!~

Merci-Notes said...

Hello!
This is very inspirational! I am being pushed out the door so I will return!
Hugs,
Mary

Tammy said...

Love the way these turned out, Kari! Very fun!!

Ulla said...

You've done it! Just like we talked about!!! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!!!

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