I have been learning to paint by reading books and doing a few tutorial and this painting is from one of Terry Harrison’s online tutorials. They are good tutorials for beginners as he shows how he mixes his colours and takes you through each step so you can learn different techniques. It still takes practice though to get the techniques right.
Turned the card to portrait for this encaustic landscape and I used the more traditional earthy colours again.
This card looks a little bit like the Aurora Borealis over some hills with a bit of reflection in the sea or a loch. I had a touch of silver wax left in my stylus and this mixed with the brown when I was defining the edge of the coast and I like how it turned out.
The sea and sky in this card in real life are much more aqua coloured but neither scanner nor camera would pick out the colours correctly. I normally do the rocks in ponds with dragonflies flying around but this time I wanted it to look more like the sea so I added some birds (seagulls).
I tried to scan just the painting but the scanner didn’t pick up the neon colours so I put it into the card and took a digital photo instead and these colours look almost like the real painting. You still don’t see the subtle shading but the colours are mostly there.
I have been playing with my waxes again and going for a slightly different colour combo than my usual. Not that much different but not a simple pale blue and pink sky this time.
I haven’t made a scrapbook page for a while and I had these bits and bobs in a bag ready to go so it didn’t take me long to do. Harry and I attended their Stay Gold concert at the Usher hall and they were excellent. I might not sit in the grand circle box again as it was rather loud, the massive speakers on our right hand side didn’t do much for the overall sound experience, and I did notice that there was an area in the stalls for disabled people so next time we might try there instead. As the photograph is taken from above you can’t really see the shine on the gold border, angel hair and embellishments.
A birthday card for my other niece using brusho for the background and some text stamps and a bird on a twig stamp.
It may not look like your average wedding card but this card is for my niece who has just got married to a lovely guy and I know this is more her style. They look more like elves than fairies as they don’t have wings but I would say they are soul mates.
Here are a few of my little Bower birds stuffed with lavender. You can find the tutorial at Attic24 where Lucy also makes the bower for her birds to sit on. A couple of these have flown to new homes already so I might make a few more.