Wednesday, 20 April 2016

DecoArt Americana Canvas Painting Gallery

DecoArt have a competition running at the moment up until April 22nd to enter a piece of art into their DecoArt Americana Canvas Painting Gallery; I thought I would take some time out from deadlines and have some fun with my Americana Paints. You can find a list of all the range of colours in the Americana Range HERE.
I created a mixed media canvas with lollipop flowers.
I began by drawing two small circles onto my canvas and then applying DecoArt Media Modelling Paste to the centre; applying with a finger, dabbing to give good texture.
I repeated this process for both circles.
I used a palette knife to add textural stems to the flower heads.
I then allowed the Modelling Paste to dry completely before applying any layers of paint.
I began by painting around the flowers with a layer of Americana Indian Turquoise Acrylic Paint with touches of Desert Turquoise, to add a deeper layer of colour; applying and blending the colours with a little water and my fingers.
To add further depth to the colours in the background I applied Americana Pansy Lavender and Royal Purple around the canvas; applying the darker colour around the edges of the flowers and the edges of the canvas; again applying with my fingers until I was happy with the blend of colour.
The lollipop flowers have been coloured with Americana Bubblegum Pink and Peony Pink; adding only touches of the darker colour and a few touches of the colours from the background to give a cohesive design.
To add further interest to the background I added scratchy lines using an old credit/store card and Americana Bubblegum Pink Acrylic paint. I also added a layer of stencilling using Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements Stencil.
I added further scratchy lines with Indian Turquoise Acrylic and added delicate splatters of Cool White. I added touches of black using a black Gelato around the edges of the canvas and around the flower heads and stems.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Dorthe said...

The texture, created with the modelling paste is amazing, and especially because you added the paint to make it look like a landscape , seen from high up, showing ponds between flower decked hills-I love what you did, Tracy , wonderful with the pink numbers ,too.
I know they are not ponds and hills, LOL- but you make me think of that, when seeing some of the photos!!
Dorthe, Xx

Redanne said...

I just love how you created the lollipop flowers Tracy, they look amazing against the wonderful background you created for them - the pink numbers are such a lovely touch! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, what a great technique on your flowers, so much texture and dimension! Beautiful colours, a wonderful piece Tracy! hugs :)

Unknown said...

Outrageously Cool canvas, Tracy!! Love It!! XOXO-Shari

Cocofolies said...

Hi Tracy, I love your canvas and your technique to make your flowers, so fun and so great!!! :)
I wish you Good Luck for this Decoart challenge, and a very happy and lovely week-end.
Hugs, Coco xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a cool project Tracy! Love all the texture!

Deb said...

What a fabulous canvas Tracy, the colours just make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Barbara said...

This project is stunning! love your use of texture paste and colors are fantastic! Amazing work!! Barbara