Wednesday, 8 October 2014

BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL STILL LIFE

Conny at "Mix it Monthly" is asking for "Still Life" using the colours blue, black, red and yellow. 
Susi at "Moo Mania" is asking for "Bright and Cheerful".  Hooray!!!








It's made using my favourite technique - oil pastels combined with textile dyes, and then given a frame using photo-editing.



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

44 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Very nice Miss Sheila, love the colours! I have been mixing acrylic colours lately with inks and food colouring, that was fun, too. It's nice to play. Have fun, Valerie

Sim said...

Wouaouh, this is so awesome dear Sheila!
I adooore your artwork! :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice piece of art ! Inspiring !
Thanks for visiting my blog

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Sheila what vibrancy in this gorgeous piece!
MOO-MANIA & MORE -CHALLENGE and I are delighted about this entry !
Thank you for joining us!
♥♥♥
Susi

Margik said...

This bright piece is so fantastic, Sheila! The colour combo is spectacular. I really love it! You've magic hands with your paintings.
Mar x

limmelon said...

Cunning border effect ! Love the wet on wet pastels. Gorgeous colours, Love it, Awesome !!

Beo said...

I love this wonder trea with its golden crowns. I think he could stand deep in the forest as well. And I wonder how you do this wonderful clour gradients and how to paint with textile dyes...
Ciao Beate

kat said...

This piece sings, dances and dazzles, it has such life and colour, magical!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Sheila, what a grandiose color explosion, I'm totally fascinated and lover it most!
Big hugs Anja

Annie said...

Hold on here whilst I get my sunglasses. Oh, nope, this is such beautiful colors not to be shaded away! I filled my screen with this art piece and WOW!!! The colors make me feel really happy and carefree!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic colors, a wonderful piece of art.

stefanie stark said...

Oh I have just discovered your amazing artwork! It's phantastic! The colors and the pattern look like coming directly from a magic palace! It's wonderful!

Vicki Miller said...

This is one of mt favourite techniques, too.

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A firework of colours. I like this technique so much!

johanna said...

it can´t get any brighter, bravo!!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Soooo beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

Gerda S. said...

Wow! What a blaze of color. It looks a little like silk painting. And so loose and easy. I can feel the joy that you had while painting. Beautifully!
love, Gerda

sirkkis said...

This is amazingly cheerful in its beautiful colour, Sheila. Texture is fabulous, too.
Hugs xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Totally beautiful! Enough to brighten any room :o))

~*~Patty S said...

Ah so lovely and clever combination of all of those fun challenges dear Sheila!
Looking forward to catching up with you and your creativity...
alot can happen in two weeks.
oxo

Nancy B said...

I always look forward to what you do with MIM challenges because your art is always so different, colorful and fun!

Giggles said...

Beautiful and unique Sheila.... so sorry about that last comment as soon as I pushed publish I realized I typed the wrong name!!

Big hugs
Giggles

Netty said...

Loving all those wonderful colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

NatashaMay said...

Oh, fabulous colors! :)

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

Such a lovely image and the technique is intriguing!

Karin said...

This looks awesome, great colors!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Faye said...

Wow, this has such beautiful lines and color! I like how the "framing" is done.

Linda Kunsman said...

really beautiful!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Fascinating technique, I'd love a step by step

sharon said...

This is wonderful, so love the colours!

Neesie said...

WOW a feast for the eyes Sheila,
I'm just using oil pastels for the first time and not sure I'm enjoying them yet (hehe)
Your colours are so vibrant.
I have no idea how you made the border but it's brilliant.
Happy PPF to you

Paper rainbow said...

Very striking. Beautiful colours

Pia Rom said...

OMG how I love this style of paintings, Sheila!! So very bright and yes cheerful!! You really know how to bring colors to life and these royal shapes looks so precious to me!! A favorite of mine for sure!! and what a gorgeous entry for Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Jo said...

Wow!! these colors are amazing!

BLOGitse said...

yes, yes, yes - this is great, colors, texture, everything!

my blog is here - > BLOGitse

Sharon Fritchman said...

Gorgeous work of art, Sheila! You combined both challenges beautifully!!!!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

This would make a fantastic embroidery.. I always expect this work to be handmade paper, that what it looks like to me. Nice jewel colors. xox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and textures. Your artwork is unique and special. Cheers, Shirleyx

janie said...

Hello Sheila what stunning regal looking artwork, the colours just 'zing' x

Beth Niquette said...

Oh my goodness! The colors and this design just fill my eyes...which is the greatest compliment I can give. WOW!

CS-CreativArt said...

So beautiful, I love the colors they shine gloriously!

Jackie said...

I love those bright colours. Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

happy bright colours

Artatag said...

What a gorgeous colour explosion Sheila! This is a very interesting technique, fab result!
Hugs
Gabriele