Friday, 24 January 2014

A CHANGE

For the next few months, Orange Esmeralda is going to be experimenting with different techniques and subjects as she and I have joined the online class Soul Food and we are going to have the most amazing fun there.

The first class I joined was Zorana's and here is what I made.
It measures 4 ½ x 4 inches.







Oh, too much fun!
And I learned two new techniques including using a new (to me) type of paint in a different way.

I also kept in mind that the "Take a Word" challenge this week is asking for art including "Two of anything".

So here are two new techniques, two flowers and two leaves.


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Some of you will know that last summer Beate invited Orange Esmeralda's cats to a garden party in Germany.  Beate has now finished the book of the event and you can read all about it on her blog here .

31 comments:

sirkkis said...

Oooh, this is wonderful, Sheila. I love the background and of corse "The two":)

Annie said...

Well now, this is going to be fun to watch. I'm glad you mention the size...I would be imagining a large wall painting...(not that you couldn't hang this on the wall). I am always amazed at how much detail you put into your little works of art! This is a cutie beauty!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work - have fun with your course! Valerie

limmelon said...

The sharp (metallic ?) colours stand out very well. New course, new fun, great fun. Love it, Awesome!

Alex said...

Sheila, I love your flowers in the vase and the wonderful effect the colour takes.
I am so happy you joined Soul Food too! We will have a lot of fun together.

Jeannette said...

Wow sheila,your flowers in the vase its fabolouos,looove the beautiful backround and the colors of flowers,very, very wonderful.
this is super you have find to soulfood,wish you many happyness with this,iam coming too to soulfood.

Lovely greetings Jeannette

Victoria said...

Hello kindred..wow..this is so beautiful..how I love the embracing energy of the flowers.and the harmonic-feeling of this piece..the colors are magical and I also love the soft sense of textures..very stunning..this feels like a visual poem! Yay, I look forward to the new things you will share! Shine on!
Victoria

LonettA said...

This is beautiful!! Wonderful colours.
I wish you a lot of fun with your online course! Have a nice weekend!

CS-CreativArt said...

This is so beautiful Sheila!

janie said...

Hello Sheila yet another dimension to your artwork, I love the flowers and the whole concept of the piece. Soul food looks amazing too

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, I love your whimsical artwork. The colours and textures are fabulous. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

Deborah said...

Soul Food sounds a lot of fun and you've already made a wonderful first piece. Can't wait to see the rest!

Jez said...

You have packed so much into 4x4". I like the effect you have achieved with the sepia coloured background - perhaps that is achieved with the new paint in a different way. Interesting and effective. I also like the curved shapes in the 'frame', so good with an informal painting like this. Altogether a lovely piece.
Thank you also for your very nice comment on Fliss, etc, I always appreciate your thoughtful comments.

kat said...

Sheila there is so much texture and beauty here. It's delicate and draws me in, my eyes wandering all over, great work as always dear friend!

Karin said...

a lot to see on such a small piece of paper, its beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Gerda S. said...

So beautiful ... and I like the colors. Now I'm curious about new pictures of the online course.

Aileen said...

Very pretty. Love your flowers. Makes me think of the mediterranean and the sun.

Aileen x

Christine said...

Beautiful!

Lou Whoish said...

So lovely! I love your flowers!

Rein said...

This is beautiful!

Bill said...

I'm taking the Soul Food classes, too. It looks like you're doing much better than I am! Quite a wonderful painting!

johanna said...

wonderful painting, this class sounds really good!

Junibears said...

Just lovely Sheila! I know you'll enjoy that new class! xx

Karla B said...

This is divine Sheila!It is magical.Can't stop contemplating your fowers!

Anni - My Creative Life said...

This is so wonderful dear Sheila, love the flowers and the amazing background, also love the colours.
Anni

Sim said...

Excellent new technic dear Sheila!
Keep on this class! :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh your work is really nice. I like your new Technic.

I love vases and flowers.

I am in the mood for art like this. Winter here is way too long. So this is a brighten up for those who dislike the snow.

Beo said...

A wonderful picture! It looks a little bit like a glas window... It is so soft and gentle.

SLScheibe said...

It's very pretty and has a very artsy cool style to it. Lovely little piece :)

~*~Patty S said...

This piece is wonderful and your flowers look fabulous Sheila!
Lots of people seem to be really enjoying the SOUL FOOD workshops...wish I didn't have to sleep at night ;)

Happy Weekend to you and yours ♥
oxo

Jackie said...

Wow, it looks wonderful. I love how you have created a translucent effect with the vase and the flowers are fab. Jx