Monday, 7 February 2011

Take A Word 15

Blackbird is the word this week and I have created a mixed media piece.

To start, I transferred some newsprint onto a blank page in my journal and, when it was dry, covered it with yellow and pink acrylic paint. I cut out the bird and stuck it onto the page, edging it with charcoal. I added the quote in black pen and then added further colour, first with soft pastels and then with oil pastels. It was finished digitally, tidying it into a square and adding the dark frame.

17 comments:

Rein said...

Love your creation,
great background and colours!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous background and I love the shadowed crow, Jackie!

Grannie Annie said...

This is so beautiful Jackie...I love your hands on art it is so special and the colors are a wonderful blend...great patina...awesome work!!!

Lizbethem said...

Super mixed media art!

indybev said...

I love the simplicity of this one. The quote is wonderful, and the newsprint background is perfect!

johanna said...

absolutely beautiful!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uma perfeita obra de arte!

Rosie said...

I love the shadows around your bird too, Jackie! Your background makes a lovely contrast to the dark birdy!!

Lori Saul said...

Love the rich background for your handsome bird Jackie- lovely work!

Taluula said...

I love this Jackie, such rich colours and textures for your little blackbird. Love that quote too.

Faye said...

Your background looks so great that I'm going up to my art room to see what I can do using newsprint and acrylics paints. Gorgeous.

Patrice said...

gorgeous colors!

Judy said...

I like the effects with the paint & newsprint very effective, Jackie, perfect backdrop for your bird wonderful piece!

Christine said...

Background, poem, colors, all the elements creating a perfect place for your bird.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic page, wonderful background colours.

Anke said...

GORGEOUS !!!

Ozstuff said...

This is one of my favourites this week, Jackie. I love everything about your page - the scrumptious textures and colours in the background, the quote and the most beautiful blackbird which stands out in a way that makes him almost three dimensional. FANTASTIC.

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