Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Eat Cake - some watercolor and some mixed media








My last challenge layout for June is for
ScrapAfrica
the challenge was to use aqua, pistachio, pale pink, and pale yellow
I have also been painting a lot with my new Prima
watercolors and had painted the macarons
earlier in the month
but couldn't decide what to do with them
Then a couple of days ago I created the canvas
with gesso and aqua, pink, and green
Then what to do with that
AND THEN
magic 
I began playing off the macarons -
French, Marie Antoinette, frilly, frivolous
(I think people take their artmaking way too seriously -
have fun - it's just paper and paint
and believe me, it really doesn't matter if it's acid free or not -
none of us are creating Rembrandt's
we're just being children again
and isn't that the whole point??)
I painted the shoe
and searched in my stash for 
vintage crystal cuff links and the little rhinestone dog broach
some Prima flowers and a fussy cut chandelier,
some 7gypsies rub-ons,
some hand-dyed ribbons
totally frivolous and fun
hope you like it
ttfn

6 comments:

scrapwithada said...

Oh wow!!!!!!! This is amazing. I love the colours so nice and soft. LOVE the little meringues. You are super talented.. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa.

Denise van Deventer said...

So gorgeous! Love the opulence and the sentiment....so crafty, with tongue in cheek! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! I loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING that shoe!!!!!!!!!!!

Tsaima Eirini said...

Beautiful composition, wonderful colours !! Love every single detail of it…Good luck and thank you for joining us in Scrap Africa.

Arantzazu said...

Awesome creation!
Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

Mary Catt said...

So beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!