Monday, August 29, 2016

An Abstract Challenge with Lindy Stamps!

Yesterday I started a painting. As usually happens, I began with an idea and ended up with something totally different.

I tend to paint in fifteen minute sessions with breaks in between. During one of my breaks I went online to check my e-mail. I saw an e-mail regarding the August Challenge over at Lindy's Stamps. Normally I don't do these but when I saw their graphic, I was HOOKED - here, look for yourself.

Yeah, COLOR!
You know me - I LOVVVVE me some color!

As I said I had already begun painting but I didn't like the colors I was using - too dark for my taste. So, I went into my supplies and took out my Lindy sprays. I just happen to have some of those colors!  What a yummy palette to work with. It just took a bit of gesso and I was able to switch over to these colors.

I had already added my signature circles so while the gesso was wet I worked in a bit of  Jazzy Jivin Purple to each one. While they were drying I mixed Lucious Lime (one of my very favorites!)  with white acrylic paint and filled in a large rectangular shape.

After it was completely dry I laid my canvas down on my table and sprayed it with Delphinium Turquoise  - letting the spray pool up. This spray is from  Lindy's Starburst spray line,  they are two-toned colors with shimmer added. I love the way it looked against the matte background of the light lime.

After staring at the painting for a bit I thought it still needed something. Texture. It needed texture!  So I tore up some deli paper which I had tinted with a light spray of Tears on My Pillow Tangerine. Once that dried I put on a base color of white acrylic paint mixed with Hottie Patottie Hot Pink. I followed it up with a mix of the same color spray mixed with a hot pink acrylic paint. I worked this blend into the nooks and crannies, gave it a minute and then wiped it back with a wet baby wipe. When it dried I added a coat of gloss medium to the hot pink background. 
After adding just a few marks with neon paint markers, lastly I used white acrylic paint to make large brush strokes across the whole canvas. I DO like my ABSTRACTs!

Here's the finished painting and a few close-ups too.

"Temper Tantrum"
20 x 20 Mixed Media on Canvas

It took some time, and many changes, but I love this painting!


Caroline Elliam said...

So original! Thank you for playing at Lindy's stamp gang challenge!

Natalie said...

This is just gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with Lindys
Much Love

Kate Palmer said...

WOW this is stunning - thanks so much for entering the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge oxoxo

Cindy Brown said...

Love it !!!! Thanks for playing at Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge ❤️

Zenevich Ekaterina said...

Very unusual and interesting project!Thanks for playing at Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge

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