Discovering Your Style as an Artist

“Style has no formula, but it has a secret key. It is the extension of your personality. The summation of this indefinable net of your feeling, knowledge, and experience.” Ernst Haas  Continue reading

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Ideas to Promote Your Art

“When you start with next to nothing, all you’ve got is a lot of thought, a lot of innovation, figuring new ways to do things without using a lot of money.”
John Paul DeJoria Continue reading

Discovering Photography

What a great way to express one’s creativity. Since I was a child, painting has been my medium. Everything around me was a vision to be expressed through paints on canvas. Photography never crossed my mind. Continue reading

Thank you Mother Nature!

 

Today while I was walking I received such a great gift from Nature that it was impossible not to share it with you. Continue reading

Welcome Spring!

Finally, beautiful spring is back! Birds are singing and celebrating the mating season and warmer shiny days. Flowers are opening up everywhere, decorating the view with a variety of colors. It is impossible not to smile to so much beauty around and I could not but indulge in taking pictures of every flower I have encountered.

And here I present them to you as a tribute to Mother Nature and to all the immense beauty that is presented to us every day, anywhere.

Another Trial T-Shirt

Thanks to Pinterest I found such beautiful artworks with dot art and fell in love with them instantly. Especially the works of elspethmclean.com. I first saw the stones but when I visited her page was amazed by the whole gallery. She also has a You Tube channel which I would recommend to visit. I was so inspired from this that decided to try my own version on a T-Shirt. It did take me awhile to understand how to go about, as the fluorescent paint on fabric is quite liquid and the result is not the same as on a stone or canvas. So I made it simpler by drawing the design first on paper than on the t-shirt and paint on top.

If you see her video, it looks so easy and she paints straight away, congratulations to her! Maybe one day after a lot of practice we will be able to paint straight on the t-shirt without a backup design….mmmm a great challenge to look for!!  For the moment I humbly present you with my first trial.

First the sketch ( a bit of a mess!!)

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The Final painting in daylight

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In darkness with Uv Black light. It does look shinier than this and could not get a better-focused image!! White, in general, is not as bright as the rest of the colors and especially in a blue shirt, thus the dots do not stand out but this shirt is worn mostly during the day so I wanted to emphasize more the daylight effect.100_1742 (1024x1009)100_1737 (1024x995)

My first trial T-Shirt

Finally, I managed to put my acts together and start painting again after so many years. I had a black shirt with a faded image in front. It was a good base to start from.  Was going to cover it so to check the new paints and most of all……my ability!

From Pinterest, I was learning to make Snowflakes from paper, and out of many that I tried to design and create, one caught my attention. And decided to apply it on the T-Shirt as a Stencil. It was new to me, as all the Mandalas designs I have made before were done first with measurements and drawing. There is always space to learn something different!!

It has been really good fun! Remembering the tricks whenever I made a mistake!!

I forgot to take a picture of the shirt before painting. Remembered half way!!

100_1233-1280x960Filling up with black paint.

 

 

 

 

 

The final result in daylight.

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With black light.

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One step further

 

Hurrah! A little step further in creating this blog. Finally we have managed to put the picture in each portfolio link. Still a lot to learn and fix before it’s ready. But congratulations to WordPress it is a great place to create a blog or a web site. With a good tutorial and good advises from around the web, little by little even someone that does not understand too much like me can manage to present something beautiful. While we get our creations ready , we practice putting beautiful flowers from our garden. Until the next achievement!