Sunday, 24 August 2014

AN INTER-GALACTIC COCKTAIL PARTY


Conny at "Mix it Monthly" is asking for "Crazy Dresses" this month.
These are the colours we are invited to use


and I'm fairly sure I've used all of them somewhere.

I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday".


In a previous post, "Imaginary friends" I used a technique given in a video lesson by Conny to produce a starting off canvas which I then used to "find" a painting.

I did a similar thing this time but started off with this.


It's a part of the A3 sheet I use underneath whatever I'm painting.
I use it to try out colours, test stamping and so on.
I scanned it in, changed the colours with Photo-editing and printed the result on to an A4 sheet of cartridge paper.


The idea was to use this to "find " crazy dresses.
If you have a close look you might find some interesting shapes and creatures, and a few possible crazy dresses.


Several days later, using gouache, acrylics, ink pencils, pens and some stamping this eventually appeared.


AN INTER-GALACTIC COCKTAIL PARTY





What do you think?

Is it crazy enough?

42 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love it. That is so awesome.

Annie said...

It said cocktail party and I clicked to enter immediately! The location was of no concern. If it involves cocktails, I'm there! Oh my gosh, I love the photo edited start. What fun to find suggested items within. This Inter Galactic cocktail party is so Sheila! It made me smile, and I had a wonderful time! They do know how to have a good ole time in Inter Galactic!

Valerie-Jael said...

It's a long time since I've been to a cocktail party, but this one looks fun

sirkkis said...

Amazing art piece, Sheila! Think the party is joyful;)
Have a wonderful day!

limmelon said...

What does an Inter-Galactic Cocktail taste like? Is it something like Beteljuice? Love your use of multimedia, very creative. Marvellous creatures appearing out of the spacey mist. Love it, Awesome!!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I love your process! And the dresses are crazy ... and the outcome fantastic!

Beo said...

I think it's wonderful, Sheila!! So beautiful colors and lovely dresses. (I would like to the one of the bird on the left side! ) And I love the way you did this piece of art. Although I must say that your underneath paper looks artful by itselve as well. But the ready one is georgous!
Best Beate

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

Great idea of finding the dresses and they look awesome!

johanna said...

hahaha, a Party after my taste!!

and go to the Patisserie Valerie in Edinburgh... you won´t be disappointed! think of me there when enjoying your cappuccino!

Sim said...

Excellent work Sheila!
I adore your textures, colors and layouts.
Amazingly crazy! Hahaha!

(I send you an email :)

Margik said...

So many fantastic layers, they all come together perfectly to create this fabulous piece. The creatures looks so cheerful with amazing dresses. I really love the textures and colours. Brilliant!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

O so funny and beautiful, love the colors and textures and all, please send me an invitation to that cool party:-)
xox Anja

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I'm coming to that cocktail party in a crazy dress of my own. xox

LonettA said...

Indeed crazy dresses! Like Beo I think the print already looks great but the finished picute is gorgeous and wonderful imaginative! I love it!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Amazing. You have a very vivid imagination :D

janie said...

It certainly is imaginative, love the big bird the best.....you art is so creative and unusual

Caz said...

It's definitely crazy in a very good way! I love how all the colours work so well together!!

Pia Rom said...

Ahhh Sheila, you made my day with showing your so wild and crazy party!! I would be thrilled to have a dance with each one of the guests!! What a great idea to give your background piece such a kontrast and interest with the darker glowing color! Seems it is a kind of disco with blacklight ;) Thank you for dress up all your sweet creatures with these crazy dresses! Greez from Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

kat said...

Wow! Sheila this is full of craziness, it swirls and has a life of its own! You are full of fabulous ideas and creativity, another authentic piece of art full of Esmeralda Orange style!

Aileen said...

Wow I love reading about your processes. Great Work. x

sharon said...

Awesome! It great way of making art isnt it.

BLOGitse said...

I'd love to join this kind of party! Crazy enough for me :)

my blog is here:
BLOGitse
ps. would be great to have name/URL option leaving a comment...

Janet said...

I'm new here so it's great to be at a cocktail party right away. Love it!!!

Giggles said...

How fun is this...definitely a party dress and is that Jane Jetson I see dancing in the background!
Thanks for sharing all this great energy!

Hugs Giggles

Jackie said...

So creative, imaginative and colourful. Fabulous! Jx

denthe said...

intergalactic dinnerparty .... :-) Crazy enough, yes, that's for sure. Looks like a lot of fun !

My name is Erika. said...

Great title, and really love all the colors and images here. Nice job!

GlorV1 said...

Looks great, all of your fun work. Very creative.:))

Lynn Richards said...

I really enjoy seeing your process! You see so much in all the different colors and your dresses came out so well.

Faye said...

This was so much fun! I enjoyed my visit to the party. Your colors in your dress painting are fab. I love the way you used the protective sheet to enhance the colors and make some gorgeous art with what others may have tossed. I'm like you. I try to use my accidental art papers too.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Sheila this is amazing. I love the colors, and the feel of being somewhere exotic.
Nicole/Beadright

Beth Niquette said...

What wonderfully vibrant colors--the movement and composition of these pieces just fill my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, your comment about my little Peacock made my day! ((hugs))

Christine said...

LOVE your cocktail party!

Gillena Cox said...

Really nice luv the textures, have a nice weekend

Much love...

Cindy D. said...

Very cool process and wow, such a neat collection of colors and creatures.

NatashaMay said...

This looks like so much fun! Love it! :)

Cozycomfycouch said...

I love it! So magical and colourful! Beauty!

Nancy Bridges said...

Oh yes, it is crazy enough! I love how you and Conny find the art.

Kristin said...

Oh, this is so much fun! I love the technique AND what you did with it - totally magical! xo

Pallavi Iyer said...

This is so cool!I love your intergalactic party and how you did this.May have to give it a try.

CS-CreativArt said...

What a super idea Sheila and so creative! Figures to find in all the colors, great work!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous ! I tried to leave a comment on the next post (Alien) but I can't get in for some reason. Love your Alien that's me with so much shopping for the new house, I'm tired of it! I hope you are doing well, love your artwork, Shirleyx