Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rose Paintings

Last Spring at ArtFest, I created a Deck of Roses in a class with Orly Avineri.
A friend asked me how I was going to use them. I made note cards with the images but wanted to do more with the originals.
They sat on my desk for a long time. Then a light bulb went on in my brain with an idea on how to use them. I glued each one onto canvas.
I added a textured, molding paste border, paint and voila- new paintings.
I love to combine new techniques that I've learned. My joy in creating art is in the process- experimenting, designing and seeing a piece evolve into something I like.

You can see them in person next weekend, December 2nd and 3rd, at the Portland Art Collective Open Doors Art Show and Sale.

4 comments:

lilylovekin said...

Isn't it fun when you get to use many of the techniques you have learned throughout time? Have fun at your art show next weekend.

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Lorrie. Wish that you lived closer and could come to our show.

Dawn E. Shepherd Nguyen said...

Paula!
These are just gorgeous!
Love the colors....very inspiring. I'm grabbing my art journal right now ;)

Hugs to you,
Dawn

Dayna Collins said...

Your roses are stunning! Some of my favorite color combinations and just so ethereal. Lovely.