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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beach Panels

This is such a relief to finally finish all three panels for the beach house.  I've been working on them one at a time for several months.  Interspersed with other projects.

My inspiration for this piece came from an article by Wanda Edwards "Painting with Paper" in the Somerset Studios The Art of Paper and Mixed-Media, Jul/Aug issue.

I wanted silhouettes of my grandsons in the background.  So I cut out their figures from some beach photos and put them in the first layer.  They have at least one layer of paper over them.  This is a fun method, but I'm not that good at painting with the paper so needed a pen to accentuate some of the details.  All in all I was happy with it.  It is such a joy to have this finished so I can finally get them framed and hung at the beach house.

What brought you joy today?  Come join everyone over at Meri's Share the Joy Thursday.

As I clicked on the post-it button I realized this is my 100th post.  Yeah!!  I might have to have a giveaway in honor of that.  Be back soon with details.

Thanks for visiting.

Cynthia Eloise

27 comments:

Janet said...

I really like your beach picture. I've never tried that technique of painting with paper but it looks like fun.

Barbara Shallue said...

I love this - what a wonderful project! And congrats on your 100th post!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautifully done!
And congratulations on your 100th post!! :)

carin.c said...

What a great idea - love that you have your grandchildren in it... it turned out very nice!

Mary said...

This is beautiful! It reminds me a little bit of an applique quilt scene. And no paint at all! Sounds like I am going to have to try painting with paper as I love gel medium and glueing paper down.

lee said...

congratulations on your 100th post, and I love your picture, great work

My garden haven said...

It is a lovely picture, and having your grandchildren in it makes it special. How wonderful to be an artist like you.
Rosie

Cheryl said...

Hello, had to play catchup with the last couple weeks of your blog. I discovered a few things about you that we have in common. I read Somerset Studio and make mixed media collages. I love your cards. And I love your recent beach collages. I will have to pick up that zine and read it afresh.

Dawn Elliott said...

Painting with paper sounds really fun, and I love the beach panel!
What fun to have your family right there with you!

Amy E Thompson said...

I love the idea of the photo cutouts of your grandsons.
Nice effect!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your beach mixed media ~ How wonderful to have on your wall with your grandsons! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF.

Netty said...

Beautiful effects and a great picture. Happy PPF, Annette x

hastingshall2 said...

What a wonderful art piece, Cynthia! I love the silhouettes in the background and the gorgeous colors in the foreground. I'm not sure I know what paper painting is. I guess I'll have to google.

carlarey said...

Really nice...I love the bright pail in the foreground and the silhouetted children in the background.

Christine said...

beautiful beach art, and congrats on your 100th post!

Hybrid J said...

Such fun way to create with paper. Well Done!

Carola Bartz said...

This is beautiful, I love how you worked - painted - with the paper. I read that article, too, and thought that one day I'll give it a try. You make it look easy, which is encouraging for me.

Joni Nickrent said...

Gorgeous and so fun! love the inspiration behind the piece! POP ART MINIS

Fallingladies said...

love this technique, it worked out wonderfully!

EVA said...

What a great beach scene! And so personal too. It will be fabulous in your beach house!

Geckostone said...

Oh way cool!!! This will be perfect in the beach house!!! Wish I was there!!!Beautiful work! Deb

Julie said...

Such a lovely beach scene!

Carol said...

You've done a great job with this! I'll have to give this method a try some day.

Jehanne's doodles said...

This is gorgeous!

Meri said...

This is marvelous -- love the colors.

Judy Hartman said...

This is fabulous Cynthia! I love it!
And congratulations on your 100th post!!

Hilary said...

What a cool idea to put actual photo cutout behind paper. The effect is wonderful.

Congrats on reaching your milestone of 100 posts and thanks for your recent visit to my blog. :)

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