Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another donation item and more


Here's is a second 12 x 12 canvas I painted up in a Kelly Rae Roberts inspired design for another charity fund raiser. It will be used as a door prize. Both fundraisers are for the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk next summer so I decided to do both donations very similar.


I had some old 8 x 8 and 10 x 8 thick canvases that I originally did designs with beeswax on them. I didn't think I could repaint over that even with melting as much off as I could so I completely ripped the canvas off the wooden frames. They're NICE frames....1.5 thick sides so I kept them. My son was awesome, he mounted 1/4 inch hardboard to them so I have 7 new canvases to create something on. This one has lots of texture, some writing stamped and a tree. Simple and fun.

I've been invited to put somethings in a local art gallery for a Holiday display so I'm trying to paint up some items that might be 'gift worthy' for anyone who decides to possibly shop there for Christmas gifts. We shall see what happens with this :)

Have a great Tuesday!

16 comments:

Pilgrim of the moon said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla these are great! I soooo love the tree!! What brush do you use for your trees? I always love the texture you give the leaves! Is that molding paste? And one more question! Did you add the words under or over the paste? Love it!! The colors are so amazing!

Congrats on the invite to put your work in the art gallery! I am sure you will come up with some great pieces!

:)

Poetic Artist said...

They are both wonderful..But I love the tree. The color wonderful the texture and most of all the tree..
LOvE It..
Katelen

Micah Holden said...

I'm not surprised you have all these invites for your artwork! I just love checking in and seeing your latest, so glad you keep on creating! (have fun working on all the Christmas fancy's, can't wait to see!!)

Diane said...

Yes, your art is ALWAYS so fresh--I love coming here!!

Mary said...

Darla both of these are gorgeous!!

Jeannette said...

Oh my gosh Darla these are absolutely stunning.I love the fall colors it's my favorite time of the year.

They are just beautiful I love your use of colors the tree is just amazing.I don't know what color of orange you use but it seems to glow.

Congrats on the Gallery invite they will be lucky to have you.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Both of these pieces are fabulous and I'm sure they'll be a great hit!
Hugs,
Anna

PBsArtStudio said...

These are beautiful!!and for such a great cause!!! :D P

Diana Evans said...

oh these pieces are gorgeous!!! Darla!!! your work always makes me happy!!! I love it!!!

Nicola said...

Hi Darla!

Thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog, I was a bit bummed at first but you are right if we aren't a good fit then it's just as well. I've had some lovely encouraging messages from blog friends like yourself and I do feel alot better, I guess we all get a bit bummed at one time or another being creative definately has it's ups and downs. But I'm definately on the up now!!!
I've just been through your blog it seems I've missed quite a bit lately, been so busy with Riley's birthday preparations and a commission that I've been working on that I haven't had a lot of time to visit my blog friends.

I love your journal pages and your latest pieces are breathtaking, you latest pieces are so beautiful I've always loved your work but you seemed to have taken it to another level!! Beautiful painting of Kelly Berkley just gorgeous! And your latest pieces especially that tree are fantastic, congratulations on the invite to show your work, you so deserve it, just wish I could see it in person myself! You are an inspiration Darla!!! :0)

Michele Lynch Art said...

I love the tree!! Gorgeous colors!!! Really beautiful! I'm doing a blog give away, if your interested drop by! xo Michele

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Beautiful work ! I especially like the tree, that one is just amazing !

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love her! And that tree? Fan-tab-u-lous! Just made that up..it means I really really like it :-)

Kelly Berkey said...

hi darla, your tree is so beautiful, did you happen to record yourself painting it to share! we need a camera on you at all times!
this weeks entries are posted, stop over when you can!
xoxo

Diana said...

Love sharing the Kelly challenge with you. You got her nose just right. I struggle with that. Great job!