Thursday, 26 April 2012

Different Mediums for Different Moods

Sometimes I like to spray my pages with water and add some gorgeous coloured ink.

Then I add some collage and some paint and coloured pencils.

I add some more characters and layers of collage and paint,

until it feels like the time to stop.

I'm enjoying making these mixed media paintings, quite different to my watercolours, more messy, more textural. I go from one way of working to the other depending on how I feel.

This one below is purely done with watercolour and a black pen...

Stephanie has kindly featured this art print of mine 'Shawl of Leaves' on her beautiful blog, Millefeuilles. If you haven't visited her blog yet, you're in for a treat! Click to see her lovely creations. I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

A mixed media painting with a mixed meaning. :) 
These paintings evolve on their own and quite often it'll be some time before I know what they're about myself! 
Any ideas?



11 comments:

Rita said...

I love the paint splatter and collage idea. Very creative, I need to try it!

Els said...

Wonderful to see the layers and layers develope into the lovely end "product" ;-)
Happy playing, Jess.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Rita, yes do have a go, it's a very forgiving way to work because you can layer over the parts you're not happy with.

Thanks Els, happy playing it is indeed. :)

The Vintage Sister said...

Lovely technique! Your paintings are beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)
Tracy

Tammie Lee said...

i loved seeing your art pages and how you build them up. so lovely.

Julia Guthrie said...

I love them Jess, & it's nice to see the process too. Mixed media is so much fun :) xx

Jae Fae in Avalon said...

Oh these are all just so beautiful :)))

Lisa Graham Art said...

These are all so pretty and the textures are so nice!

rossichka said...

Hello, Jess! It's so interesting to see how you create, using mixed media! Written sheets of paper as a component of a painting always intrigue me and I find them charming!
What about the meaning of your painting...:) Maybe this is you/we and the influences upon us that form/enrich our personalities? Have a lovely Sunday!

GreenWhisper said...

hello jess, i love the pink in the first image and the eyes of your girl on the right look amazing. i hope all is well with you dear lady xx

ashok said...

great talent...