It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Earthly vein






I am a native of Colorado and the colors, textures and flavors are always with me.
This is the result of one of those middle of the night brain storms.
I love it when that happens but am usually disappointed with my results when I try to
create whatever I had dreamed.
So this is a vein of turquoise as I imagined it would be, an "earthly vein"
The process was fun (and messy).



A rough sketch on gessoed paper.


The messy part!  I added another layer of thick gesso and created my rocks.
When all was dry and about 24 hours later, I set about painting it.







Can you guess what these are?  The last one should give it all away.  These are circus wheels.
I was very lucky to have a visit from my daughter last week and we went to the Ringling 
Circus Museum.  It was amazing!  And these were so colorful, I had to take a shot of them/.
Wishing all a Happy Paint Party Friday

P.S.  My bloom this week is a teeny, tiny dendrobium

11 comments:

  1. Love your art work, wonderful colours, it has such an earthy feel to it. Those circus wheels are so happy, and I love the flower, although I've never heard the name before. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love your veined wall. Cute circus wheels you spotted too.

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  3. marvelous art!! What colorful circus wheels, and that gorgeous magenta/fuschia flower-wow! Happy PPF!

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  4. wow, amazing! I love that touch of turquoise in there. Those circus wheels are great-looking. Happy colours, just like your bloom :-)

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  5. Lovely turquoise vein painting...earthy and realistic!!!
    Those circus wheels are so colorful and happy!!!
    Such a sweet little bloom~

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  6. Love the textured gesso and the beautiful end result! Those circus wheels are a wonderful work of art for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Ohhh your Earthy Vein is just amazing. I love how this turned out. Those circus wheels are pretty fun too.

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  8. Your earthly veins are gorgeous. I love muted, earthy, rustic colors too. Yes, you have to paint those amazing circus wheels! A mandala? Happy Sunday!

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  9. How clever of you Susan to create your gorgeous turquoise earthly vein in that way. I love it!
    Aren't those circus wheels so colourful :D)

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  10. Lovely painting and I enjoyed seeing some of the process! The circus wheels are fun to see, too. Happy PPF!

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  11. Love the colors and architecture of the veined wall. I moved from FL to Tulsa. . .Difficult move. Blessings, Janet

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