• Alice in Wonderland Series,  Canvas,  Painting

    “White Rabbit” Canvas Painting

    I’ve always wanted to create my own interpretations of the Alice in Wonderland characters on canvas but I wasn’t sure I could do them well with my bad hands.  I finally decided I would stop worrying and just try my best.  I’m glad I did because I really like how the white rabbit turned out.

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    For the whiskers I used jewelry wire and painted them white. I didn’t want the whiskers to be perfect so I bent and twisted a few.

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    Close up of the texture created with one of my favorite stencils and modeling paste.

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    For some reason on these canvases I purchased a while ago they stapled on the sides rather than on the back.  They were an eyesore so I decided to cover all the sides with modeling paste.  I just used my finger to spread it rather than a tool since I wanted it to be rough so it would add more texture.

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    Now that the “White Rabbit” is complete my goal is to create another character from the series before the year is over.  I’m not sure who it will be.  Maybe the Cheshire Cat or Alice herself.  What character would you like me to paint next?

  • Canvas,  Zentangle,  Zentangle Inspired Art

    Zentangle Canvas

    Well this is actually a Zentangle Inspired Art since its larger than 3.5 x 3.5 and done with acrylic paint on canvas. I tried doing it with the Sakura Micron pens but with the largest pen being .5mm it was taking forever to do as well as it was sucking the marker dry. I then tried sharpies but it dried them in a matter of seconds.  So I finally decided to use acrylic paint to create it.  It was a bit more difficult to get nice lines so I gave up on trying to get nice lines and let it be.  The background was created by blending stamp inks. I really like how it came out.  I will be giving it to my grandmother as a birthday gift.

     

    Zentangle 165 - "Spring"
    Zentangle 165 – “Spring”
    Created using acrylic paints and ink on canvas.
    Created 3/29/2013