Sunday, February 28, 2010

Enchanted

This is the theme at Mixed Media Monday this week, and here is my enchanted land where the sun ALWAYS shines : )


This is done on an 11 x 14 wrapped canvas, and I just had alot of fun using all different types of mediums.  First I just started putting down colors using my Golden acrylics.  I love these paints so much--I just don't understand why they have to be so expensive (I'm very protective of them).  And then I started collaging my different scrapbook papers for the mountains, trees, and birds.  After that, I used neocolor crayons and colored pens.  I loved making this piece.

And I have to give credit to the artist Lierre Foest for inspiring me.  I was looking around on the web after I saw the theme for this week, and that's when I discovered her.  I first found her on you tube.  At first, I thought all of her work was on large surfaces, but they're not.  The majority of them are on ACEO (2.5 x 3.5) cards and 4 x 6 pieces called OSWOA--I've never heard this term before.  Does anyone know what that one stands for? I can't stop looking at her work--all the details on such tiny surfaces--she also prefers 1 x1 surfaces too!

If you like this type of colorful, whimsical art, then you will love this video:



56 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

you can really see the happiness come through in your work.....well done....You rock mixed media!!!

ciao bella
carmelina

Diane said...

What a truly enchanted looking place. Love all the wonderful colours and flowers.

joanna said...

Such a happy piece!! I'm gonna go watch the video now :)

Jackie said...

I really love this piece diane. I think you can see how much you loved making it.Beautiful!!
OSWOA-Original Small Works Of Art:)

Colleen said...

i love your whimsy, the colors soo soft and pretty! and the sweet sun? perfection!

Celestial Charms said...

This creation reminds me of a fairytale in my dreams. So very colorful and enthusiastic. I love it!
Maureen

Trisha said...

beautiful piece! I love it! It is what I strive for in my art- a piece that makes you smile.

Now I have to watch that video.

Janet said...

You definitely captured "enchanted" with this piece!

Thanks for the link, too. Her work is amazing.

Debbie said...

It's really enchanted! nice job!

Pamela Holderman said...

I was going to write that this piece is so happy and I see others agree. Love it. Yes I do remember about asking and glad to know it is a black glaze. That just might help unify all the different house etc. of the students and tone down the whole piece so thanks. And yes I love Golden, but I tend to hoard them and then not use them - stupid.

Martha Lever said...

Hi Diane! I love this piece! It is so happy and fabulous. And I really enjoyed the Youtube video. It was very wonderful and... haunting (in a good way) at the same time.

*jean* said...

original small works of art...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Playful, colorful, joy, enchanting. I really love this piece and could come up with about twenty more adjectives to describe it.

I wish we lived closer. I would be glad to share my Golden paints with you. Believe me, I plan to hoard mine, even at the prices I paid. But, from the looks of this piece, they are worth the price, because of the rich color they produce.

yaya chique said...

Hi sweetie!
Thanks for joining in our HUGE vintage Yaya give-a-way! Love your work...very colorful and fun to look at! xo...deb

Marlynn said...

I am really drawn to this work and it is not the type I would ever create. I so love your sun. It is such a happy piece in a land far far away!

Terri Kahrs said...

Absolutely enchanting! Hugs, Terri

Rosie said...

You make such beautiful, happy-go-lucky art Diane! Love it! And 4"x6" is also standard postcard art size! I must return (it's 22.30 hrs) tomorrow and watch the video!
TTFN xo

Janine said...

Diane, your mixed media are is enchanting! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing it and the video!

Kris Dickinson said...

Such a happy piece! I love it!

Diane said...

Wow, Diane - this is GORGEOUS! A truly enchanted mixed media piece! Diane (MMM)

Janet Ghio said...

It is enchanted!! And thanks for the video. Outsider watercolors. Love it!!

indybev said...

Colorful and clever. I love pieces like this, and thanks for the video too!

Lori Saul said...

Totally enchanting - what a wondrous scene- love this entry Diane!

Kristin said...

Ooooh! This is so wonderful and so YOU! I know that you were inspired by the aritst you spoke of, but still, it really screams your name! I love it and love your work. Kristin xo

haendi said...

What a magical landscape!

Buffy said...

Oh I just love the colors of this one,and it does look like an enchanted forest. You do such beautiful collage,it always amazes me. Oh and the letters OSWOA stand for original small works of art. And I picked up those little canvas for you just email me your address and I'll mail them to you this week sometime,my moms still down.UGH!!!

Amy said...

oooo, this is THE perfect enchanting world!!! I love it so much..

tammy said...

What a fun piece. Very whimsical. I need to take a vacation there!

Cindy said...

Wow, that is an amazing piece!!! Your talent is sublime.
Hugs,
Cindy

Megan Hoover said...

I absolutely adore this painting!!

Faye said...

Gorgeous colors.

Sandy said...

OMG this is magical.
What a dream. Love them.

Fabric Art said...

I want to live in your enchanted land, it's so wonderful with all the beautiful colors, here in Denmark we have cold weather and snow.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

WrightStuff said...

You've got sunshine... on a cloudy day.... ta da da da da....

Actually, the sun is out here this morning - I can't quite believe it! Wonderful piece Diane

wyanne said...

That is a gorgeous painting. And it's really nice to see where your inspiration came from. I think that a lot of artists are insecure about showing their inspiration. Bravo to you!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Visiting you from Elizabeth and Bleubeard's blog! So glad I stopped by ... so much eye candy and inspiration.
Your Enchanted sunny day creation is brilliant. Thanks for the YouTube too!
oxo

Rhonda said...

Love the land of forever sunshine! Very enchanting indeed, love all the colours and layers - cheers!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane!!! this is so beautiful!!! I am beside myself....I really some this!!! wonderful work!!!

Janny said...

What a gorgeous piece of work! And thnx for sharing the video;o)

bEto0 GuerRaA said...

Very very nice painting!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is the happiest art I've ever seen! Beautiful; really makes me smile! xxoo

Lola ^^ said...

Thanks for your comment! I loved your piece too, so vibrant and full of color! an enchanted land of happiness! I was looking at your other entries, i loved the Mardi Gras box as well and all the beautiful faces you paint!

Lavennz Osy said...

Ooh, Ur work enchanted me. the colors, the lines and the reflection of happiness, peacefulness and innocence...lol. Got to try something like this later....

joyfulploys said...

Diane...this is wonderfully enchanting...love this one! The video was great too...so many bright colors and magically put together...thanks for posting it!
Cheers,
Mary

LisaC said...

Diane, I love your MMM "enchanted" painting. It's wonderful! The style is... enchanting! Thanks for posting that video too... I really like that style and that song... brings back lots of memories :-)

Nicola said...

This is such a wonderful piece!! Love the bright colours and your use of collage. I could see this sort of landscape and style in a beautiful childrens book!!! Lovely work. Oh and I was just wondering, what are golden acrylics? I love using acrylic paints but haven't heard of these before....

Clau said...

It makes me so happy just to look at it. Wonderful colouring and drawings.

claire barone art said...

Diane you always leave such lovely comments thank you so much your words are very encouraging to me love your new painting its very striking happy painting xx

Laura said...

Very lively piece you've made, Diane! It makes me think summer may actually come after all!! Cool video. I can see why you were inspired by it.
PS: Have you checked Michaels? They're having a sale on a lot of the Goldens as they make way for a whole new set up for the Goldens product line.

Lavennz Osy said...

hi Diane, I shared your work on my blog! This the link :http://lavennzosy.blogspot.com/2010/03/valentine-world.html =)

Oliblog said...

This gave me goosebumps. Such a happy place, I could look at it a long long time. Olivia

Faye said...

Fantastic fantasy work, Diane.

Thanks for the info on the wonderful flea markets in PA, KY, TN, etc.

phoebe said...

Great video--thanks for sharing the link! I love your Enchantment artwork--it's so lovely, with all the pretty colors. =)

BlueRidgeLady said...

What a pretty, fun and whimsical page!!!

Michelle said...

Great painting. I love sunshine too - sometimes I wish I could bottle it and save for a rainy day.

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