Friday, 3 May 2013

In Time For Bank Holiday Weekend


I do believe this painting is at last finished. I'm going to call it 'Safe Harbour'.
I was working on two paintings at the same time and finished the other one today too! Here it is...


I don't have a title for it yet so any suggestions??


Both these paintings are a combination of coloured tissue paper, collage and acrylic paint with lots of layering.


I used runny acrylic for the darker part of the background. I like the way the wet paint makes these spots when it's dry!


I used stencils and patterned paper and went a bit over the top with the fluorescent pink and had to tone it down a bit. I was developing a tendency to become addicted to it!

It's bank holiday in the UK so I'm very pleased to have these finished in time. :) I'm going to close my Etsy shop until Tuesday, so until then,

I wish you all a lovely weekend.xx

24 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Jess! As always, your paintings are just lovely. They give me hope that there is a spring around the corner for us here in the upper midwest of the USA! Anita

Jess said...

Thankyou Anita :)I wish you lots of sunshine coming your way!xx

Nadia said...

Uhmm...the kite bird? Love the blues in the paintings. xoxo

Tammie Lee said...

These are both wonderful and lively.

lovely holiday to you ~

MIARONNIE0898 said...

soo pretty!

Young at Heart said...

inspiring.....managed to do one drawing and one v v quick painting on my hols.....must try harder!!

Jess said...

Thankyou Nadia :) By the way, I can't reach your blog when I click on your name. Is it set to private? :)

Jess said...

Thankyou Tammie!

Jess said...

Thankyou Mia!

Jess said...

Your holiday looked so lovely I'm sure there wasn't any time with all that loveliness to enjoy!xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi sweet Jess! Thank you for the sunshine you sent me up above! We finally got it! AND thank you so much for coming to visit last night. Oh how I love your colors here!

Happy day, Anita

Jess said...

Hi Anita, I'm so glad you had the sunshine too! Thankyou for your kind words. :)

denthe said...

I love these 2 paintings, so full of life and summer. Thnx for the advice on how to pack paintings, I might finally start selling my paintings online ... :-)

Veronique said...

These two paintings are so happy!

rossichka said...

For a title - "Let's fly together!" comes up to my mind. I like the colours and the use of paper. It must have been very pleasant the whole process of drawing! Hope you've spent a lovely holiday!:)

Ana M.F. said...

The first one is my favourite. I love the little houses!!

Priti.Lisa said...

Oh Jess, you are such a colorful girl,
painting pieces of happiness!!
I looked below and saw the gorgeous
crocheted afghan...too pretty to put
on the ground! ♥♥

Karen Fields said...

Jess, I love the bird in this painting! He looks so happy to have a kite of his own. So sweet. Colors and patterns are fantastic! Love it!!

Jess said...

Thankyou Karen!x

Jess said...

Thankyou so much! Don't worry about my blanket, it washes very well! :)

Jess said...

Thankyou!x

Jess said...

Thankyou for the title, I opted for Summer Breeze in the end, very apt for the weather :)

Jess said...

Thankyou, I like to use happy colours! :)

Jess said...

You're welcome! Good luck with the sales!x