I am a Butterfly

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I am a butterfly, my heart on my wings

I follow my heart, hear the wind as it sings.

Be my friend, know my love and you will find

no better kindness , in sight or mind.

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I will cling to your sleeve take me where you will.

Yet,  be gentile please as my thoughts I spill.

You can learn from my travels, ere the wind doth blow.

If you will but listen my knowledge you’ll know.

I am a butterfly, tell me what you will know.

Or I’ll follow the wind, and you can watch as I go.

I am not a poet but I wanna learn. I love the artists’ life, and taking part in this blogging experience has opened new worlds. Please be kind.  🙂  I am open to suggestion

This painting is a flip cup pour on an album with blown flowers. After it dried I applied skins that were cut in the shapes of butterfly wings, then added the body. I hope to apply clock works. and she will be available for purchase if anyone has interest.

Hope you enjoy!  Comments are encouraged.

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Fallen Leaves

I love fall, my birthday is in November and I sometimes feel a spiritual connection to the season.                            Autumn….  The years last, loveliest smile.    William Cullen Bryant.

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I enjoyed the process of this painting, developing in layers. Look closely to see all the little details. I love the feeling of abstract reality.  There are several Acrylic Pour techniques applied to bring it all together. If you are a fan of the process, please leave a comment. I have hopes to set up some tutorials within my blog in the future.

My post yesterday gave me some frustration. I think I waited just a little too late to post. I was on the phone with my daughter and she said I sounded really tired. She thought maybe I should wait to post till today. But I am addicted to blogging and went ahead and posted.  So many things went wrong and I didn’t find them till this morning.  It took a little while to repair my damage but I think its better today. Thank you for sticking around for more.

I welcome any suggestions for future paintings. Love the challenge of seeing if I can create my own version of the world around me with the pouring process.

 

Fluid Fire as Promised

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Its that time of year again. I love fall. Lets invite our friends and enjoy the cool nights around a nice warm bonfire. In my first blog I had posted a fire painting with the  promise of more to come. Well, here she is, I had painted this fire around the same time as the previous painting.  But it felt like it was missing something. Then the chill came and I thought, wouldn’t a bonfire be nice.  I was excited about the 3 dimensional feeling the straw blowing and swiping creates.  The painting even looks different at all angles.

I am totally ecstatic  about all the fun ways this fluid mix of paints can be manipulated.  And then when you embellish with a second pour, amazing things can happen. I don’t know about you but this painting has me wanting “smore” 🙂

When I first started blogging I started with a free site. Which is still active but I no longer post my paintings there. I may transfer some of the pages to this site. If I can just figure out how.  Oh the perils of the new blogger.  One of the pages in my first blog was my first attempt at blowing fire with the acrylic pour medium.

For those interested in my process please leave a comment/ request for a descriptive post or tutorial. I really love the way this process made the flames feel real and 3 dimensional.  I don’t know about you but this painting leaves me longing for “Smore”  🙂

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Well Good Morning, So much for late night blogging. Or in this case, ( kitty company while blogging) is not the smartest move in the world. Why? you ask.  I was so excited about this post that even though I was over tired,  just had to get my blog on for the day. One which had been really full, with lots of running around.  And applying finishing touches to my painting. Squeezing the life out of my day. So that when it came time to post ….. (drum roll please).  I didn’t notice that Piper, my cuddle kitten had sat on the enter button. AAAAAA….. and pushed the bottom of my blog into nonexistence.  What did this do to the post? Made it look like a bottomless pit. And the bottom is where the goodies are. The spot where you my awesome readers get the chance to tell me what you think. Call me vain but this is what I live for. So again please comment below if you have any questions.

So If you didn’t get the chance to comment before please take the time to do so now. I hope you enjoyed sitting by the bonfire with me. If you are interested in a chance for me to explain my process of how this beauty was created. Please Comment Below. Thanks so much for taking the time to join me.

Video Tutorials on Youtube

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The fluid painting process is so much fun. I get really excited just seeing how the paints will perform. It is a gift to be able to share my experience with those who have interest in the medium. This process to me opens many possibilities. It is my goal to use the premixed paints and create more than just chance results. So far we are seeing many who have taken acrylic pouring as a new trend to play with paint. I have seen many beautiful paintings.  But I am confident that there are many more creations that can be made using this awesome paint formula.

In this painting I have combined several techniques, but I feel it is only the tip of the iceberg. I have done swipe paintings that keep the exciting “cells” created in a pour. Giving a unique abstract feel to the final art work.

If you love this new process as I do please take the time to follow this link to my youtube channel  “Straw Blown Field of Flowers”  and see the processes I  used to get these results.

Comment below if you have any questions or would like more tutorials in the future.

 

Copyright Infringement

Hello friends and fans. I am sad to report that I was recently in a situation that was as close to infringement as I ever want to get. I’m a member of an amazing group on Facebook where we learn and share ideas about Acrylic pouring. I decided to try to do a series of 4 season clocks similar to one of my first acrylic pour paintings of Fall leaves looking up from the forest floor.

I posted the summer trees circle in the group and was excited with the responses. Only to wake in the am to find a message telling me that another artist had posted my painting alongside hers stating that “she must be a good artist cos someone tried to copy her work”.

Well not only did I not copy her art, but if there were a forgery it would be hers. I had actually never heard of her before this accusation The fact that she posted my work, disrespectfully I might add, gives me much room for legal revenge.

I will say that I do not have intention to pursue any revenge at this time. But would appreciate an apology.

For all artists who follow my blog I hope you see this as a warning keep your eyes pealed some artists may not be as respectful of others as you are. Copyright infringement can come in different ways. Not just a copying but posting your work without permission and proceeding to falsely accuse is a big No No in the art world.

Hope you enjoy my summer forest looking up painting. And if you would like to attempt to create one similar I would love to share some tips.

Please share if you have ever encountered a similar issue. Have an Awesome Day!